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 1.5 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 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed in to law March 23, 2010. Many health care providers are unaware of the details of the Act and are uncertain of its implications for long-term care. The Act includes a provision for the establishment of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to Medicare patients. Physicians and health care providers need to know how to create ACOs that improve quality of care for patients and control health care spending. This session will provide an overview of the nine titles of the ACA, describe ACOs and their potential impact on long-term care and identify strategies for physicians and other health care providers to deliver quality care in this new health care environment.
Explain the essential components of the nine titles of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Discuss the goals of the ACA and the implications for long term care.
Describe Accountable Care Organizations and models of care delivery including Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), hospice and medical homes.
Identify strategies for medical directors, physicians and other long term care professionals to improve quality of care for patients and control cost.
Speaker(s): David D. Adams, MS; Verna R. Sellers, MD, CMD, MPH
Reference(s): 1. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 2012 Accessed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3590enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr3590enr.pdf 2. McClellan M, McKethan AN, Lewis JL, et al. A national strategy to put accountable care into practice. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010;29:982–990 3. Helton MR, Cohen LW, Zimmerman S, van der Steen JT. Reply to the Letter to the Editor by Bellelli JAMDA - June 2011 (Vol. 12, Issue 5, Page 388, DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2011.03.003)