Communicating with Treating Clinicians: How Medical Directors Can Support Best Care for the Seriously Ill
What You’ll Learn
- Promote collaborative relationships with treating providers
- Build confidence in making calls to treating providers to discuss care priorities
- Build skills for communicating with treating providers on the needs of people with serious illness, offering support and recommendations as appropriate
- Identify how and when it is appropriate to suggest referral for specialty palliative care
What You’ll Earn
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
Tools & Resources
Defining palliative care, which patients need it, how it is delivered, and how palliative care differs from hospice.
Stepwise approach to collaborating with treating clinicians to ensure access to palliative care for patients with serious illness.
The case for health plans and accountable care organizations to advance access to quality palliative care, and practical guidance for implementation. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.
Tom Gualtieri-Reed, MBA. Consultant, Spragens & Associates, LLC.
Allison Silvers, MBA. Vice President, Payment and Policy, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Supportive Care.*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Megan E. Rau, MD. Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer