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AMDA Resource Guide - Practice Management Tools

AMDA Model Medical Director Agreement and Supplemental Materials: Medical Director of a Nursing Facility

This package serves as a guide for agreements for medical director services in nursing facilities. It includes a model agreement between the medical director and the nursing facility; performance requirements and the roles and responsibilities of a medical director; AMDA’s statement on compensation for medical director services; and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for medical directors; as well as information relevant to the updated Medical Director 501 FTag and Stark II prohibition on physician self-referral.

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AMDA Tool Kit: Starting & Maintaining a Long-Term Care Ethics Committee - NEW 2013

The AMDA Tool Kit for Starting & Maintaining a Long-Term Care Ethics Committee provides a comprehensive guide to medical directors and others working in long-term care who encounter ethical issues that need attention. The Tool Kit provides advice on how to start an Ethics Committee, composition of the committee, education needed for members, and procedures for the committee to follow. It also includes sample policy and forms for committee use, as well as case studies that can be used for education of the committee members. The tool kit concludes with a bioethics glossary and bibliography of references, both useful tools for the committee members.

This product is sold as an electronic .pdf document.

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Clinical Practice Guideline: Certified Nursing Assistants (CD-Rom)

The Clinical Practice Guideline for Nursing Assistants slide set is an educational resource that provides the nursing assistant with the information they need for a better understanding of specific conditions and care of the resident with dementia, depression, diabetes, falls/osteoporosis, pain, pressure ulcers and urinary incontinence. The CD-Rom includes sign-in sheets, Power Point presentations with speaker notes, and post-inservice activities for each topic.

The slides can be used to assist in teaching nursing assistants the signs and symptoms that a resident who has or is at risk for having those conditions might display while providing the nursing assistant with a framework for observation and communication regarding the status of their residents. The nursing assistant will learn the skills needed to become a dynamic member of the interdisciplinary team by providing pertinent information regarding the resident and assisting the team to identify the resident's functional abilities, goals and concerns.

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Guide to Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Coding, Reimbursement and Documentation

UPDATED March 2015
AMDA has updated its Guide to Post-Acute and Long Term Care Coding, Reimbursement and Documentation. This popular and must-have publication contains documentation requirements as well as one or two AMDA-developed coding vignettes for each of the nursing home family of codes. The booklet also includes frequently asked questions on other code sets including two new codes for transitional care management (TCM) and chronic care management (CCM) now reimbursable by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Your purchase also includes an exclusive web site link to examples of the documentation needed for each of the following vignettes (e.g. history and physicals, and subsequent visits in SOAP format).

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Recommendations for Completing Death Certificates

Designed to assist physicians through the complicated process of completing a death certificate, the guidelines include information on understanding the legal definition of death; the roles held by physicians, coroners, medical examiners, and non-physician practitioners during the process of pronouncing and certifying death; and in-depth information about properly completing cause of death documentation.

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Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the Nursing Facility: Implications for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors (Updated as New Tags are released)

Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the Nursing Facility: Implications for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors An indispensable resource tool for medical directors, attending physicians and other long-term care practitioners, the Synopsis of Federal Regulations contains summary charts outlining clinical requirements and interpretive guidelines for surveyors as published in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) State Operations Manual. The Synopsis also contains “Recommendations for Medical Directors and Attending Physicians” — AMDA’s suggestions for physician compliance and quality long term medical care. Updates are made as new Tags are released.

AMDA now offers both an electronic copy of the document with links to the federal regulations that you can access instantly after purchase and the hard copy for use in your facility.

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Tool Kit for Managing Attending Physicians in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

This kit addresses a range of needs from a basic level of acknowledgement to the structured level of a formal application for professional services. It will assist the facility and medical director with verifying qualifications of each attending physician who wishes to serve on staff and make a decision to grant or deny the right to practice in the facility. It also serves as a tool to develop and communicate to the community-based attending physicians.

*This kit includes the Model Medical Director Agreement and the Synopsis of Federal Regulations.

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Multidisciplinary Medication Management Manual

Medication management is an important part of quality care in the PA/LTC setting. Despite the best efforts of dedicated practitioners and interdisciplinary team leaders, however, it is difficult to eliminate medication errors and adverse drug events. Medication errors endanger the health of the geriatric population, fill emergency rooms and hospital beds, and contribute to escalating health care costs.  In keeping with the multidisciplinary nature of the PA/LTC setting, this manual is designed to be used by practitioners, licensed nursing staff, administrators, licensed therapists, pharmacists, surveyors, and other caregivers in the PA/LTC setting.

It is the responsibility of every team member in the PA/LTC continuum to address the problem of medication errors and to take an active role in implementing solutions. Effective communication channels, interdisciplinary skills and knowledge, and streamlined management systems all contribute to more appropriate medication management and better patient outcomes.

The purpose of this manual is to provide practitioners in the PA/LTC setting with information and tools to help them improve patient care, enhance medication management, and reduce medication errors. These improvements will occur through the active and informed involvement of interdisciplinary team leaders and members and the use of tools that are user-friendly and effective.

By using the guidance in this manual professionals should be able to

  • Identify both actual and potential medication-related problems,
  • Improve systems and processes of care,
  • Reduce the clinical and financial impact of inappropriate medication use,
  • Provide medication management education to members of the interdisciplinary team, and
  • Improve the medical care of LTC patients through more appropriate medication use.

This manual consists of an introduction, 15 chapters and an appendix.

  1. Prescribing
  2. Transcribing
  3. Documentation
  4. Therapeutic Goals
  5. Appropriate Prescribing of Psychoactive Agents in the Long-Term Care Setting
  6. Drug Concentrations and Laboratory Monitoring Related to Drug Therapy
  7. Medication Administration
  8. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Preventing, Identifying, and Resolving Adverse Medication Events
  9. Optimizing Medication Dispensing, Delivery, and Verification
  10. Infusion Services in the Long-Term Care Setting
  11. Formulary Management and Drug Utilization
  12. Controlled Substances
  13. Role of the Interdisciplinary Team in Medication Management
  14. Role of the Medical Director in Medication Management
  15. Quality Assurance in Medication Management

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