Accreditation 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 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 provides a review of the most recent payment policies, including Current Procedural Technology (CPT™) changes relevant to nursing home services, and discusses lessons learned in their use. Procedural codes, codes with modifiers, coding for care by nurse practitioners, and day-of-death codes are discussed in-depth. Instruction includes case-studies and vignettes as examples and participants are led through a process of determining codes based on modifiers and procedures.
Describe benefits and burdens of artificial nutrition and hydration.
Enhance understanding of emotional and spiritual issues at the end-of-life.
Describe how hospice and nursing homes can work together productively.
Identify organizational barriers to improving end-of-life care and describe practical policies to promote better end of life care.
Speaker(s): Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMD; Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County
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