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 1.0 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 management 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will discuss the issues that may impact the overall care and care plans for long term care residents admitted to the hospice program. Conflicts have developed between the provision of care, medications, recommendations and ultimate responsibility for the hospice, long term care patients. In addition, there have been suggestions that hospices may be overaggressive in their approach and enrollment of long term care residents. The presenters will review the overall hospice principles, discuss the recent regulatory changes impacting hospice patients, outline some win-win solutions for the skilled nursing facility-hospice teams and discuss the recent findings for hospice in long term care.
Describe the issues that may negatively impact care for the Hospice resident in long term care setting.
Explain some solutions to help bridge the Hospice-SNF divide.
Discuss the recent regulatory changes in Hospice and potential impact for SNF's.
Discuss OIG findings relative to Hospice in long term care.
Speakers(s): Jeffrey B. Burl, MD, CMD; Jeanine M. Dacri, RN, BSN
Disclosure(s): Jeffrey B. Burl, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Jeanine M. Dacri, RN, BSN has no financial disclosures to report.