Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 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.
ABPLM Designation Statement: This Internet Enduring Material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.
Session Description: Did you ever want to understand the mystery of the so-called "skilling" of patients? This session is intended for medical directors, physicians, and other clinicians who manage patients receiving the "skilled" level of care in nursing facilities. We will review the regulatory requirements for the skilled nursing facility level of care, demonstrating how to determine medical necessity for daily skilled rehabilitation or nursing services, and how to properly order and document these services to ensure appropriate compliance.
Describe the regulations governing the skilled nursing facility (SNF) level of care vs. custodial care.
Describe the role of the attending physician and medical director in certifying the SNF level of care.
Discuss the role of the medical director and clinician in documentation and orders regarding SNF level of care.
Explain the role of the medical director and clinician in the termination of SNF services and appeals.