The Ins and Outs of Hospice in the Nursing Home

This session explores the care of the nursing home resident who elects the Medicare Hospice benefit. Participants will receive information about resources available to educate and train medical and entity staffs. 

Speakers:

Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMDR, & Jeffrey B. Burl, MD, CMD

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the ability of nursing home residents to access end-of-life care from a Medicare-certified Hospice
  • Describe the role of the nursing home when a resident elects the Medicare Hospice benefit
  • Describe the role of Hospice in care planning and care provision to the Hospice-enrolled nursing home resident
  • Delineate the roles of the Medical Directors (nursing home and hospice) in ensuring the adequacy of end-of-life care for the Hospice-enrolled nursing home resident

Credits:

1.5 CME, 1.5 CMD mgt
CME/CMD credits available until February 2017.