Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care: How to Make It Work for You!

Date: February 24, 2021

Time: 2-2:30 PM (ET)


Providers are often overwhelmed or unprepared to discuss advance care plans with patients and families in the long-term care (LTC) or subacute rehab environment. This can lead to misperceptions in goals of care and objectives of treatments, and can increase unnecessary hospital utilization and readmissions. This session will discuss strategies around the importance of advance care planning (ACP) in the LTC setting. Providing guides for structured and efficient conversations, webinar participants will feel engaged and more proficient during a discussion of prognosis and patient/family goals of care. The webinar also will review best billing practices for reimbursement during ACP discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the value of ACP in the LTC setting
  • Develop strategies to have structured discussions about ACP to improve efficiency
  • Convey the importance of clear communication about patient/family goals of care across the health care system
  • Discuss billing strategies for ACP discussions.


Christi Stewart, MD, FAAFP, is an assistant professor of medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, as well as director of palliative services and director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. She teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the in-patient setting about the importance and integration of geriatrics and palliative care.

Credit Statements: 


Designation - AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Accreditation : AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CMD: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 0.5 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.  

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) MOC program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

Disclosure Information: 

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships. 

The speaker has no financial relationships to disclose.  

The faculty have no financial relationships to disclose. 

The following AMDA Online Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD – United Health Group: Stock Shareholder; all others have no relationships to disclose. 

 AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.