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Hospice & Palliative Care

ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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ON-DEMAND 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

Target Audience: Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, palliative care specialists, pain specialists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses with a specialty in palliative care/hospice, social workers, allied health professionals, fellows, residents, and medical students

Criteria for Successful Completion:

  1. Attendance at entire session
  2. Submission of completed evaluation form
  3. Successful completion of a posttest; 80% passing grade (mandatory to receive CE credit for social workers)

Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Continuing Education Accreditation

Physicians: This on-demand webinar, Understanding and Improving Hospice Underutilization, with a beginning date of November 11, 2021, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1.0 credit(s) toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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: The MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care SW CPE 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 #0242.

 

Fees:
Free (includes CME/CE certificate)

Release Date: November 11, 2021

Expiration Date: November 12, 2022 (for physicians and non-physicians); April 17, 2024 (for nurses); January 31, 2025 (for NYS Social Workers)

Disclosures:

Russell K. Portenoy, MD, 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 financial disclosures.

Planning Committee Members
Lara Dhingra, PhD
Myra Glajchen, DSW
Helena Knotkova, PhD
Joyce Palmieri, MS, RN, CHPN
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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