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 1 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 1 management hour 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: One of the most difficult aspects of being a medical director is the supervision and engagement of the medical staff at the skilled nursing facility. The challenges can range from influencing the most basic behavior, like visiting patients on time to more complex aspects of supervision such as decreases in unnecessary variances in care. In this session, experienced certified medical directors and members of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) will explore the responsibilities and opportunities the medical director has in influencing the delivery of medical care. We will cover various strategies to facilitate state of the art medical care such as bylaws, recruitment strategies, education, the quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) process as well as transparency in outcomes and care delivery.
Describe strategies on how to recruit attending physicians.
Explain different methods on how to engage the medical staff.
List way to decrease unnecessary variances in care.
Utilize the QAPI process to improve medical care.
Speaker(s): Sabine M. von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD.
Medical Director for North Florida,