Advance Care Planning

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April 14, 2016
Although almost all physicians who treat Medicare beneficiaries think end-of-life and advance care planning conversations are important, many of them report significant barriers to having these discussions with those for whom they care, and 46%...
This session will review current knowledge and commonly used methodologies to determine medical prognosis for long-term care residents. Participants will also learn how to use this data to assist in the creation of clinical care plans and how to...
In this session, KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, will discuss the impact of heart failure from a population and an individual perspective as well as explore the ways in which palliative care and hospice can be integrated into a chronic disease model...
This session will review the positive outcomes of an effective advance care planning program across the long-term care continuum that leverages innovative and nationally recognized tools and resources. Participants will be able to employ new...
White Paper
March 2016 Introduction Post-acute care is comprised of medical, rehabilitation and nursing services aiming to restore maximal medical and functional status of patients discharged from hospitals. Long-term care refers to the services and supports...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution K-16 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine work with appropriate stakeholders to develop specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes that allow reimbursement for non-face-to-...
This symposium will discuss the relationship between appropriate advance care planning and reduced unnecessary hospital readmissions. Using a clinical case study as the basis for the session, attendees will learn how to elicit end-of-life...
Resolution and Position Statements
American Geriatrics Society American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine American Medical Directors Association National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Background At least one in four Americans dies in a nursing home, and...
White Paper
White Paper C08, Becomes Policy March 2008 Background Trends in End-of-Life Care in Nursing Homes Increasing numbers of Americans spend their last days in long term care, with a rise expected from 25% in 1998 to 40% by 2020. 1 For those with...
White Paper
1. Introduction Many residents of nursing facilities and other long-term care settings are cognitively impaired and thus may be incapable of making decisions about their medical care. Clinicians providing care for these residents must rely on...