Accreditation Statement: 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.
Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live 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.
ABPLM Designation Statement: This internet enduring material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
Session Description: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in to law March 23, 2010 has many implications for post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC). The Act includes provisions to foster innovation, increase access to care, improve quality of care for patients and control healthcare spending. PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a model of care that developed in the 70’s and has grown to over 116 PACE organization (PO) in the United States. The success of PO is dependent on medical direction and outcomes of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Program. This session will describe the role of the medical director in medication management, transitions of care, reducing avoidable hospitalization and the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Program distinguishing quality management from utilization management. Presenters will identify strategies for medical director to prepare their facilities and organization to deliver quality care in an accountable care environment. This session will be interactive including case studies and panel discussions.
Describe the role of the medical director in medication management, transitions of care, reducing avoidable hospitalization and the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement.
Distinguish quality management from utilization management.
Examine the importance of data management and identify useful methods of data collection and analyze.
Review resources from AMDA and NPA to assist the medical directors.
Identify strategies for medical directors to prepare their facilities and organization to deliver quality care in an accountable care environment.
Speaker(s): Peter DeGolia, MD Pamela Fenstemacher, MD, CMD Verna R. Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD Laura Trice, MD, CMD Luz Ramos-Bonner MD, CMD Donna Raziano, MD, MBA David Wilner, MD