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: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised and expanded the Skin Assessment section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0. This revision incorporates current staging and assessment guidelines, incorporates new terminology, and takes into account whether ulcers are acquired within the facility. To meet regulatory guidelines, medical directors, primary care physicians, and wound care clinicians need to be familiar with this revised assessment tool and how long term care facilities should adapt to its use. This session will discuss the essentials of revised MDS Section M: Skin Assessment. It will begin with an overview of the revised assessment tool, and go over key sub-components with detailed instructions on how to meet regulatory requirements in completing this form. Emphasis will be placed on adapting the facility's system to comply with data gathering and entry.
State the essentials of MDS 3.0 revised Section M: Skin Condition.
State ways to upgrade your system to maintain compliance with this upgraded assessment tool.
Discuss how to modify your medical practice to avoid litigation regarding pressure ulcers.
Discuss how to modify and upgrade your facility's system to optimize quality of care and maintain regulatory compliance for pressure ulcers.
Speakers(s): Jeffrey M. Levine, MD; Elizabeth A. Ayello, RN
Disclosure(s): Jeffrey M. Levine, MD and Elizabeth Ayello RN, PhD - Co-authored a book togther entitled Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers Elizabeth Ayello RN, PhD - CMS, New Jersey Hospital Association: Consultant; Healthpoint, PharMerica, LWW, Coloplast, Molnycke, Medline: Speaker/Advisory Panel Member
Associate Clinical Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai