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: This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for long-term care residents. It will feature presentations by the 2013 AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement award winners and the 2014 Quality Improvement & Health Outcome award winners, which will form the basis for discussion by Paul Katz, MD, CMD. The discussion will serve to highlight the relationship between individual Quality Improvement initiatives and larger research projects and trends that strengthen the quality of life across the long-term care continuum.
Describe the drivers for Health Care Reform.
Discuss the goals of Health Care Reform and the implications for long term care.
Explain Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and how they work.
Identify strategies for medical directors, attending physicians and other long term care professionals to assess, coordinate and improve health system’s performance and improve resident’s outcomes.
Speaker(s): Paul Katz, MD, CMD; Daniel L. Swagerty, MD, MPH, CMD Award Winner(s): Mario J. Fatigati, MD, FACP, CMD; Murthy Gokula, MD, CMD; Saka Kazeem, MD, CMD; Sue Leger-Krall, ARNP, PhD; Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD; Marian McNamara, RN, MSN; Karen Zagrocki, DNP, CRNP
Chair Department of Geriatrics,
Florida State University, College of Medicine