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Designation Statement: 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 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 1.5 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: Post-acute care is truly on the leading edge of significant transformational change. Driven by rapid growth in Medicare expenditures, the expansion of alternative payment models (ACOs, bundled payments and managed care), and the shift across health care away from volume-based services to population health – post-acute care clinical leaders need to be guiding, rather than reacting. Post-acute care clinical leaders, (medical directors, attending physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, directors of nursing, consultant pharmacists and therapists) need to understand the key data that will be used to leverage these changes. This session will provide an overview to the legislative and market forces driving this change, address critical ways data are being used to determine settings of care, resource use, and measure outcomes, and will focus on how post-acute care clinical leaders can work to position nursing homes, and home health within health care systems, optimize patient outcomes, and help achieve the triple aim goal of better care, better quality and improved efficiency across the continuum. Learning Objective(s):
Discuss the Medicare initiatives to transform PAC and consider the possible future states of PAC based on technical, economic, and political factors.
Describe key data elements that are now, and will soon be used to define appropriate settings of service, resource use and outcomes.
Explain the role that PAC Clinical Leaders (medical directors, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) have in utilizing this data to transform care and leverage the critical role of PAC within the health care continuum.