This live activity will explore the regulatory requirements for the system of care of the nursing home resident who elects the Medicare Hospice benefit. New guidelines and recently implemented requirements for diagnostic classification and hospice quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) will be presented. Participants will receive additional information about resources available for detailed study of these issues including regulatory guidelines and new required programs that impact the provision of end-of-life care in nursing facilities that utilize hospice to participate in delivering that care.
The overall goal of this live activity is to enhance participants’ knowledge and ultimately improve competency by providing the most recent developments and updates available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements of hospice services.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able toUpon completion of this course, attendees should be able to
Review the CMS skilled nursing facility requirements for hospice
Discuss the CMS revision of determination of the terminal illness
Analyze the concept of terminal diagnosis vs. prognosis
Discuss the implementation of the hospice item set and satisfaction survey
Medical Directors, attending physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and administrators should participate in this webinar.
Accreditation and Credit Information:
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long-Term Care (CMD). The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
Nursing Contact Hours
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours: 1.5
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County