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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

Learn Anytime. Earn Credits. Improve Practice.

11/11/21, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET

LIVE WEBINAR SERIES:
UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING HOSPICE UNDERUTILIZATION

Speaker
Speaker: Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Executive Director, MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care
Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Purpose: In this webinar, attendees will gain knowledge about the value proposition and underutilization of the Hospice benefit, patient eligibility and enrollment practices, and the manifold barriers to access, and will acquire information about changes in practice that may improve hospice utilization.

Objectives:  

  1. Discuss the elements that comprise the Hospice benefit in the U.S.
  2. Explain the regulatory requirements for Hospice eligibility
  3. Discuss the array of factors that may limit access to hospice use
  4. Present strategies for improving Hospice utilization at the practice level
  5. Describe the types of next steps that would be needed to improve access to hospice throughout the healthcare system

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Nurses: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Social Workers: MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0242.

 

Fees:
Individual: Free (includes CME/CE certificate)
Group: Free (includes unlimited CME/CE certificates)

Note to Groups:
If you plan to attend as a group, the group facilitator should register for the webinar. After registering, group facilitators will receive detailed email instructions on how to process CE credits for group attendees. Please email PalliativeInstitute@MJHS.org or call (212) 649-5500 with additional questions.

Attending by Smartphone:
No dial-in (i.e., listen only) connections are permitted for CE credit. To attend by phone, download and install the GoToWebinar App from the Apple Store or Google Play.

System Requirements for Computers and Mobile Devices:
https://support.logmeininc.com/gotowebinar/system-check-attendee

Disclosures:

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, Faculty and Planner, has no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research, or services may be discussed in these materials. Any discussion of investigational or unlabeled uses of a product will be identified.

No other Planning Committee Member has any disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Russell K. Portenoy, MD
Karen Richards, PhD, EdS
Wini Schein, BA

Funding Disclosure: No commercial funding has been accepted for the activity.

Location: Online at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/

The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care is pleased to offer our free interdisciplinary webinar series, live and on demand, delivered by frontline experts, typically offering 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for Continuing Medical Education (CME), Nursing continuing education (CE), Social Work CE credits, and Music Therapy CE edits.

Our free interactive multimedia modules on Community-Based Palliative Care Program Development  and Caring for Holocaust Survivors With Sensitivity at End of Life  offers up to 9.75 CE credits.

Free pdf downloads now available: 15 palliative care professional factsheets and patient education handouts on 18 topics in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Arabic, French, and Russian.

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