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Accreditation Statement: 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint sponsorship of California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) and California Association of Health Facilities. CALTCM is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: 

CALTCM designates this web-based program activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

All medical directors, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners are invited to participate in this web-based program to promote the quality of care provided to residents residing in long-term care / skilled nursing facilities, and to enhance job satisfaction of the providers.

Content from this program will be available on-demand beginning July 30, 2020.

Registration: $350

Total number of CMEs available: 8

Total number of BRN CEs available: 8

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Program Content

Trauma Informed Care  (1 CME)

Dr. Lorie Rodriguez, EdD, VP Behavior Health & Social Services - Rockport Healthcare Services


To provide the "What, Why, and How" of Trauma Informed Care

To discuss the different aspects of trauma and its impact on emotional and physical health

To assist with the implementation of a person-centered environment of safety and support to avoid re-traumatization

To provide education regarding strategies for early identification (i.e. regarding screening and approaches to minimize trauma triggers)

Health & Safety Code 1418.8 / Epple Progress & Challenges  (2 CMEs)

Mark Reagan, JD/Managing Partner – Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

Chris Wilson, RN, JD, MS, HEC-C - Tyler & Wilson / Community Healthcare Ethics

Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, Chief Medical Officer - Mariner Health Care Inc.


Recap the history of the Epple law (HSC 1418.8), including the recent legal actions and decisions impacting it

Explain the enhanced requirements under the final orders of the Court for use of the Epple process for incapacitated, unrepresented nursing home residents

Provide tools and strategies for appropriate implementation and use of the Epple process for unrepresented residents now and in the future

AMDA's UTI Consensus Statement / McGreer's vs Loeb Criteria  (1 CME)

Dr. Kavita Trivedi, Principal/MD - Trivedi Consults LLC

Dr. Nimalie Stone, MD, Medical Epidemiologist for Long-term Care - CDC


Understand how to diagnose UTIs in long-term care residents

Learn when and how to treat UTIs in long-term care residents

Understand how to prevent UTIs in long-term care residents

Distinguish between the McGreer’s and Loeb’s Criteria

Learn when and when not to prescribe un-warranted antibiotic therapy

Post-Acute/SNF Billing & PDPM  (1 CME)

Dr. Michelle Eslami, MD, FACP, CMD | Chief Medical Officer - Rockport Heatlhcare Services

Dr. Kerry Weiner, MD/Chief Clinical Strategy Officer - CareConnectMD


Describe the various payor sources in post-acute and long-term care

Discuss the payment structure for post-acute care and long-term care residents

Review the benefits and limitations of the payor sources

Discuss the payment structure for post-acute care and long-term care residents

Review the benefits and limitations of the payor sources

Developing Tools to Prevent Hospital Admissions   (1 CME)

Scott Stringer, MD/Medical Director, Board Certified in Emergency Medicine - ACC Care Center


Understand the current causes of hospital readmissions

Identify weaknesses in nursing home care and address them individually

Recognize the need to hold ancillary services and downstream providers accountable for their performance

Enhancing Care Transitions-Bridging the Gap  (1 CME)

Kathy Griffin, Compliance Officer BSN, MSN, JD, Esq. RN, CHC - Redlands Comm Hospital


Identify the potential impact that new regulations for the acute hospital for discharge may have on skilled nursing facility admissions

Identify strategies for SNFs to improve communications with acute care hospitals regarding resident transfers to ensure continuity of care

Identify how to better coordinate continuity of care and minimize hospital readmissions

Identify the elements necessary to ensure that residents returning to the community with home health services are able to receive such services

MDRO Prevention Strategies in LTC  (1 CME)

Dr. Nimalie Stone, MD, Medical Epidemiologist for Long-Term Care - CDC

Dr. David Gifford, MD, MPH - American Health Care Association


Learn to apply infection prevention best practices, including screening and antibiotic stewardship