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 3.5 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 management 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will provide a comprehensive overview of how your facility can implement a quality improvement program ("INTERACT" or Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) that will assist you in responding to federal policy and reimbursement initiatives designed to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and hospital readmissions. The INTERACT tools are designed to improve the early identification, evaluation, and management of acute changes in condition, improve communication and documentation, and facilitate proactive advance care planning. Lessons learned from implementing INTERACT in over 100 facilities will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to interact in small group breakout activities designed to stimulate thinking about successfully implementing and sustaining the program over time. Participants will receive a packet of resources to help initiate or further develop their quality initiatives related to hospital transfers.
Describe the importance of potentially avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home (NH) residents in relation to health care reform initiatives.
Discuss strategies to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations.
Use tools developed for a quality improvement program ("INTERACT") designed to improve the management of acute changes in condition and reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations.
Explain strategies for efficient and effective implementation of the INTERACT program in clinical practice.
Speakers(s): Joseph G. Ouslander, MD; Laurie Herndon, MSN, GNP
Disclosure(s): Laurie Herndon, MSN, GNP has no financial disclosures to report. Joseph Ouslander, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.