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 Internet Enduring Material 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: This session will present an overview of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in long-term care (LTC). Presenters will emphasize audience participation using case-based discussions. To allow for discussion, presenters will post on www.prolibraries.com/amda the core information required to ‘solve’ the cases prior to the session. Self-study of these materials prior to the sessions is recommended, but is not a prerequisite for attendance.
In addition, the presenters are seeking questions, ethical dilemmas, organizational or cultural challenges related to hospice and palliative care in LTC from the audience and will adapt the session according to attendee input. Attendees should submit their question or difficult clinical, ethical or organizational case to AMDA at email@example.com by January 3, 2014. Although questions will be confidential, please do not include information that could identify your patients, providers or facilities.
Use the Medicare Carriers Manual as a reference source for defining payment parameters.
Explain the concept of medical necessity as it relates to reimbursement.
Delineate and apply evaluation and management codes for long term care for physicians and other providers.
Speaker(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Amy M. Corcoran, MD, CMD; Peter Winn, MD, CMD
Reference(s): These presentations are all based on the AMDA Palliative Care Curriculum, the AMDA Palliative Care Toolkit, the AMDA Pain CPG, best practice documents produced by national hospice and geriatric organizations and relevant updates to the literature.