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Saturday, March 24 • 8:00am - 10:30am
SA2 | General Session II

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Opening Remarks
Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, Society President-Elect

Award Presentation
Howard Guterman Best Poster Award

Job Task Analysis for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors
Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

The Society’s Top Policy Issues 2018
Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, Chair, Public Policy Committee; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, Vice Chair, Public Policy Committee; Alex Bardakh, MPP, Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PA/LTC facilities requirements for participation.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Updates on the top Society activity on policy issues including the following: legislative advocacy, communications with government agencies, updates on the health care reform implementation efforts, and on proposed changes to PA/LTC facilities requirements for participation.
(2) List the Society’s top policy issues in 2018.
(3) Discuss the Society’s advocacy on legislative initiatives, health care reform, and payment policy.
(4) Anticipate upcoming changes in skilled nursing facility regulations.

Who Will Care for me When I am Old and Frail?
Joan Teno, MD, MS

Each day, 10,000 people turn 65. They are faced with a final phase of life that can include multimorbidity, prolonged period of functional impairment, and health care transitions from hospital to PA/LTC settings. Physicians have increasingly focused their practice on one setting of care much like the rapid growth of hospitalists, physicians who focus solely on the care of hospitalized patients. Similar trends are occurring in the PA/LTC sector. In this lecture, the temporal trends in the care of frail older people in the hospital and PA/LTC settings, such as nursing facilities, will be characterized. The implications of these temporal trends and need for future research will be discussed.

Joan Teno, MD, MS, is a health services researcher with more than 25 years of experience conducting research which has impacted end-of-life care in the U.S. She is a board-certified internist with Certificates of Added Qualifications in geriatrics and hospice & palliative medicine. Dr. Teno was a hospice medical director for 18 years and is currently working at the University of Washington on the Palliative Care Consult Service. She is also the project leader of a program project grant, recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Investigator Award, and an investigator on the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) contract on creating the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey and updating the hospice payment model. In recognition of this body of work, Dr. Teno was part of the study panel of the 2014 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.”

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe demographic changes of frail, older persons and who provides their care.
(2) Examine the evidence of the effectiveness of physicians who specialize in hospital care or PA/LTC settings, such as nursing facilities.
(3) Identify the future research agenda to address key questions regarding trends in who is providing care of frail, older people.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, FACP, has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Multi-Facility Medical Director and Attending Physician. He is a Past President of the Florida Medical Directors Association and for several years, he has been an AMDA Faculty member teaching... Read More →
avatar for Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She began serving as a nursing home medical director in 2003 and as Director of Palliative Care at the Denver Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD

Karl Steinberg, MD, HMDC, CMD, is Chief Medical Officer for Mariner Health Care Central and has served as a nursing facility and hospice medical director since 1995.  He has served on the Society's Board of Directors and currently chairs their Public Policy Committee.  Dr. Steinberg... Read More →
avatar for Alan Abrams, MD, CMD

Alan Abrams, MD, CMD

Alan Abrams, MD, CMD, is a board certified internist and geriatrician. He is Assistant Director of the Harvard Multi-Campus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program and serves as the Medical Director of the Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization Pioneer Accountable Care Program. He... Read More →
avatar for Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC, is the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Alex is a tireless worker for the Society’s extensive Public Policy agenda through Advocacy in Congress and numerous Federal Agencies. A graduate... Read More →
avatar for Joan Teno, MD, MS

Joan Teno, MD, MS

Joan Teno, MD, MS, is a health services researcher with more than 25 years of experience conducting research which has impacted end-of-life care in the U.S. She is a board-certified internist with Certificates of Added Qualifications in geriatrics and hospice & palliative medicine... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 10:30am
Texas Ballroom A-B