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 1.0 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 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will explain the relationship between Advancing Excellence’s goals/tools and the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.) The role of the medical director will be reviewed and participants will leave with concrete ideas of how they can assist their nursing homes in achieving performance improvement in areas such as safely reducing hospitalizations, antipsychotic medications, preventing and managing infections (C.difficile), pain and pressure ulcers, and increasing mobility.
Describe the relationship between Advancing Excellence and CMS Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative.
Explain the role of the Medical Director in assisting with performance improvement.
Discover how the Advancing Excellence quality goals and resources can help support performance improvement efforts.
Speaker(s): Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD; Cheryl L. Phillips, MD; Carol J. Scott
Reference(s): Each of the nine goals of Advancing Excellence has a variety of evidence-based articles and resources. These resources are available on the website: www.nhqualitycampaign.org Click on the "Explore the New Goals", then click on any of the goals "Improve" tab to find the resources for that goal.
MD FACP, CMD, CIC, CHCQM,
Chicago Internal Medicine Practice and Research (CIMPAR, SC)