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: F-tag 501 stipulates that “the medical director is responsible for the coordination of medical care.” One of the most challenging aspects of the role of the medical director can be the supervision of colleagues that are not willing or able to meet professional standards or are uncooperative with long-term care facility staff. In this session, experienced Certified Medical Directors will describe the responsibility of the medical director in overseeing the medical staff and focus on strategies to work with difficult attending physicians, utilizing educational and quality improvement strategies as well as disciplinary proceedings.
Describe the authority and responsibilities of the Medical Director in regards to the medical staff.
Develop strategies to hold physicians accountable.
Utilize quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) to help attending physicians improve their performance.
Speaker(s): Sabine Maria von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD; Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD; Trish T. Nay, MD, CMD
Medical Director for North Florida,