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: Montefiore Medical Center, the major teaching affiliate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, was awarded one of 32 Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2011. Montefiore’s ACO has led to the development of an increased close and collaborative relationship with several local long-term care facilities; and the development and implementation of novel programs to meet the ACO goals. This session will describe several of these programs, the implementation of an acute care unit in long-term care, executive dysfunction (ED) navigator, congestive heart failure (CHF) program and the development of a robust palliative care service. Montefiore additionally has an extensive electronic database which allows for analysis of performance data of nursing homes related to readmissions which will be also presented in this session.
Review the present limitations to quality behavioral health care and psychotropic medication management in skilled nursing facilities.
Understand Medical Behavioral Integration, its role in 'patient-centered' care in nursing facilities, and how it provides a unique backdrop for introducing telepsychiatry to this environment.
Understand how to incorporate telepsychiatry into the nursing facility culture; define expectations and outcomes for this new model of care delivery.
Suggest alternatives to fee-for-service reimbursement that can sustain the telepsychiatry model over time.
Speaker(s): Rubina Malik, MD, MS; Amy Ehrlich, MD; Sandra Selikson, MD, CMD; Roy J. Goldberg, MD, CMD; Michael Bogaisky, MD
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