Psych Services: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? (Archive)

1.0 CME / 1.0 CMD Management / 1.0 MOC

This session will describe current standards for use of psychotherapy and psychiatry services. It will describe appropriate and inappropriate uses, suggesting specific guidance on how to optimally work with behavioral health partners. Moreover, it will describe positive outcomes of successful partnerships.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline the type and length of services that are approved by payors. 
  • Demonstrate best communication practices for integrated care.
  • Describe at least 3 examples of positive outcomes based on successful partnerships with behavioral health partners.

Richard Juman, PhD, PsyD, has been developing behavioral health programs in post-acute facilities for more than 30 years as a practicing clinician, supervisor, and director. He has authored numerous articles and delivered multiple lectures on evidence-based, non-pharmacological interventions for the behavioral and psychiatric challenges most commonly encountered in post-acute care.

Lea Watson, MD, MPH, is a geriatric psychiatrist and consultant to the long-term care workforce on issues of behavioral health and psychopharmacology. Her passion is advocacy for vulnerable populations residing in LTC and creating a culture of appropriate prescribing. Past experience includes teaching, research and leadership positions in multiple academic settings. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health.

Credit Information:

Activity Created 8/2021
Credits Available Until 8/2024

Credit Statements: 

CME: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 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 self-study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 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 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (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. 

Visit the Continuing Education page for information on if and how you can claim credit/hours for AMDA’s education.

Disclosure Information:

The Society requires the disclosure of all speaker/faculty/planner’s relevant financial relationships; presence of off-label use of a device or medication; and discussion of any experimental, new or evolving topic prior to each accredited education activity.

If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, advocation of unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or recommendation, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients please report this to the Society’s staff.

All relationships have been identified, mitigated, and resolved. 

The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

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