Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will feature a panel consisting of facility medical directors of hospice with a variety of perspectives on ways to enhance care and outcomes for long term care patients by integrating palliative care and hospice services into the care plan. Panelists will discuss their unique experiences and suggest best practices that may be applied in other facilities.
Discuss the need for palliative care and hospice services in LTC.
Review the differences between palliative care and hospice from the perspective of the patients, providers and facilities.
Examine the challenges of care for LTC patients in the terminal phase of illness.
Identify methods to overcome challenges that arise when LTC facilities and hospices collaborate.
Speakers(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Peter DeGolia, MD, CMD; James A. Avery, MD, CMD; Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD
Disclosure(s): James A. Avery, MD has no disclosures to report. Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD has no disclosures to report. Peter DeGolia, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report. Willliam D. Smucker, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.