AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA23 - The Clinical and Financial Benefits of Optimal Primary Care-Behavioral Health Integration in Post-Acute Care

Mar 9, 2019 4:00pm ‐ Mar 9, 2019 5:30pm


This presentation will feature presentations by leading experts in geriatric and post-acute behavioral care. Case studies and clinical presentations will highlight effective strategies for implementing evidence-based gradual dosage reductions (GDRs), non-pharmacologic interventions for managing difficult behaviors, best-practices in obtaining maximal reimbursement for identifying and treating depression, clinical protocols for avoiding rehospitalizations, strategies for improving short-term rehabilitation outcomes and other essential ideas for succeeding in the current regulatory and financial landscape.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain how sub-optimal behavioral health care drives poor clinical and financial outcomes in post-acute care.
  • Define the essential elements of evidence-based behavioral care in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Demonstrate and implement successful GDRs of antipsychotics and other psychotropic medications.
  • Describe the best practices for maximizing subacute rehabilitation outcomes on short-term rehabilitation units.


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