Hospice Medical Director and RN Education Day
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To help our hospice Medical Directors improve their documentation on certifications of terminal illness in order to capture the prognosis of six months or less. To further enhance our nurses’ knowledge of how co-morbidities interact at end of life to ensure the best possible care of complex hospice patients.
Medical Director Education
- Assess a patient’s condition in such a way as to determine if it is chronic as opposed to terminal.
- Document a terminally ill patient’s prognosis of six months or less in such a way that establishes clear eligibility for hospice care.
- Appraise the effects of how multiple diseases interact with each other to contribute to the patient’s overall decline.
- Accurately distinguish whether a hospice patient’s diagnosis is related or unrelated to the terminal diagnosis, and clearly document same.
- Determine which medications are related or unrelated to the terminal diagnosis, and effectively document how the determination was made.
- Measure eligibility as accurately as possible using multiple diagnostic tools in conjunction with each other.
- Identify factors to review and document for the face-to-face encounter that either support ongoing eligibility, or indicate a chronic/custodial phase.
Achieving these objectives will help the Hospice Medical Director more effectively lead and guide the inter-disciplinary team in providing the appropriate level of care for the right patient at the right time. This in turn will help ensure that Care Initiatives Hospice is being a responsible steward of Medicare dollars.
RN Case Manager Education
- Interpret how multiple diseases in one patient interact to contribute to the patient’s symptoms, behaviors, and overall decline.
- Distinguish the difference between when a disease is advanced versus end-stage.
- Identify appropriate diagnostic tools (lab tests, etc.) for use in determining a patient’s appropriateness for hospice care.
- Interpret the Local Coverage Determination criteria for hospice eligibility.
Achieving these objectives will help the hospice Nurse Case Manager more accurately identify patients who are appropriate for hospice care, and improve their skill level in managing symptoms of complex patients with multiple comorbidities.
|8:15 am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:45 am||Welcome and Introductions|
Presentation for Medical Directors Only
The Changing Role of the Medical Director in Today’s Hospice Care
Review of Local Coverage Determinations: Right Patient, Right Time
Presentation for Nurse Case Managers Only
Recognizing and Managing End-Stage Comorbidities in the Hospice Patient
Continuing Education Credit
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Care Initiatives Hospice. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 2.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 2.75 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 2.70 AOA Category 1A
- 2.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 2.75 IBON
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