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 3.5 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 3.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Long term care medicine is a rewarding career but it's also a business. Success can be challenging and elusive if you are not armed with some basic business skills. This session will cover the fundamental management principles needed to build and maintain your long term care practice.
Describe the new CMS ECCP initiative to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations of nursing home residents, and the opportunities it provides long-term care physicians and other health professionals.
Gain insight into the interventions being implemented in 5 of the 7 ECCPs involved in this initiative.
Identify opportunities, challenges, and strategies to overcome these challenges in implementing these interventions.
Provide an overview of the newly revised INTERACT quality improvement program and the INTERACT Version 3.0 Tools.
Speaker(s): Joseph G. Ouslander, MD, Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, Steven Handler, MD, PhD, Claire Hays, MD, CMD, Stephen L. Phillips, MD, Monica L. Tegeler, MD, CMD