DIVERGENCE at the EDGE (Archive)

1.5 CME / 1.5 CMD Management

In the center of transformation, and at the edge of innovation resides robust debate. We invite you to get in the middle of multiple controversial topics and lead the discussion. 

Short Debates on Controversial Topics

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce multiple controversial clinical issues impacting PALTC
  • Discuss conflicting viewpoints and potential approaches to leading change

Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, FACP, CMD, is the Medical Director, Post-Acute Care Services for the BJC Medical Group ACO, multi-facility medical director for Delmar Gardens Enterprises, and Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. He is a Past President of AMDA – The Society for PALTC Medicine, represents the Society in the American College of Physician’s Subspecialty Advisory Group on Socioeconomic Affairs and the AMA Relative Value Update Committee, and is on the Steering Committee of their Practice Management Section.

Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, is the Chief Medical Officer of Symbria and the managing partner of Midwest Geriatrics, a medical group in Illinois. He splits his time between administrative and clinical roles while serving as a board member of AMDA and AMDA's delegate to AMA. He serves as a medical director to two nursing facilities and a hospice program.

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co-directs the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity among older adults, facilitating healthy behaviors among older adults across all settings of care, exploring resilience and genetics on function and physical activity, and testing dissemination and implementation of interventions in real world settings. This work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Health Care Quality, and Foundations such as the Helen and Leonard Stulman Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Resnick has over 200 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on Restorative Care and Resilience in Older adults. She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Omnicare Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Board, Gerontological Society of American and the American Geriatrics Society.

Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC, HEC-C, is chief medical officer for Mariner Health Care and Beecan Health, and medical director for two skilled nursing facilities (Life Care Center of Vista and Carlsbad by the Sea Care Center) for Hospice by the Sea, and for Scripps Seaport Home Health in the San Diego area. He is the incoming president of AMDA, editor-in-chief emeritus of Caring for the Ages, and an Associate Editor of JAMDA.  Dr. Steinberg has served as a nursing home and hospice medical director, attending physician and educator in San Diego for over 25 years and has served on AMDA's Board of Directors, multiple committees, and a variety of Clinical Practice Guidelines and other Society publications and products.  He is an AMDA delegate to the AMA House of Delegates and is vice president of National POLST, and has a strong interest in bioethics, advance care planning, palliative care, and policy/regulatory issues.

Rollin Wright, MD, MS, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the long-term care setting. She is the course director for the School of Medicine's required Interprofessional Geriatrics Week course for third year medical students joined by health professions students from seven other disciplines. She directs the Geriatrics Track for the internal medicine residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Wright and Vicki Hornyak, DPT developed and are studying a dementia communication and problem-solving curriculum for trainees at all levels in their respective programs as part of the Mid-Atlantic Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program funded by the Health Research and Services Administration. 

Robert Zorowitz, MD, MBA, CMD, is Regional Vice President, Health Services, for the Northeast at Humana. A graduate of Albany Medical College, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at The Mt. Sinai Hospital, both in New York City. He received his MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, in Atlanta, GA. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice/Palliative Medicine and is a Certified Medical Director in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. For the last 15 years, he has been the advisor for the American Geriatrics Society to the AMA CPT Editorial Panel.

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 1.5 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 1.5 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.

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

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