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 2.0 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 2.0 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This is an intermediate to advanced training program aimed at Long Term Care Physicians working in private practice settings. It is designed to assist these physicians in better managing all aspects of their practice excepting the direct treatment of patients. This session focuses on making management decisions about the three most significant CMS programs which modify payments: PQRI, the ePrescribing Incentive, and Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentives under the HiTech Act. Each presenter is currently in involved in critical components of managing a long term care private practice. These include; practice management, information management, clinical automation, billing & collections, risk management & compliance. Panelists include practice managers, and physicians from - solo practice, LTC exclusive practice, and a full service geriatric practice.
Describe the three major CMS incentive programs that relate to LTC physicians.
Assess their personal options for participating in the 3 major CMS cash incentive programs (PQRI, eRx, EHR).
Identify PQRI measures best suited to a LTC practice.
Recognize specific risks that arise from PQRI participation (public result reporting).
Explain work flow challenges in coordinating Rx Management with Nursing Facilities & LTC Pharmacies.
Speakers(s): Michael Wasserman, MD; Kenneth Kubitschek, MD, CMD; Rod Baird, MS; Scott Kuhlman, MBA; Gregory P. Zydiak, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Michael Wasserman, MD is an owner in the practice they are describing in the presentation. Kenneth Kubitschek, MD CMD is an owner in the practice they are describing in the presentation. Rod Baird, MS is an owner in the practice they are describing in the presentation. Scott Kuhlman, MBA is an owner in the practice they are describing in the presentation.