Competencies Curriculum for PALTC Medicine
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has defined competencies for the practice of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine so that attending physicians who practice in this setting can effectively provide their patients with quality care. The Competencies Curriculum online training program was developed to support the Competencies for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and disseminate education on cornerstones of knowledge needed to practice as an attending physician in PALTC.
The practice of PALTC medicine requires knowledge and skills drawn from various specialties including internal, family, hospital, and rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, psychiatry, and palliative care. While necessary for effective practice, none of these discipline-specific competencies are alone sufficient to describe the full range of PALTC competencies. Rather, they must reflect a mix of many of the skills unique to each of these disciplines which must then be operationalized within a unique care setting with its unique regulatory requirements while incorporating the full skill set of the entire interdisciplinary team.
The Competencies Curriculum has been divided into five domains. Within each domain are sections, each of which include interactive presentations with cases, questions, and evaluations. Upon successful completion, participants can receive CME and CMD credits.
The Competencies Curriculum is divided into five domains. While participants are encouraged to take the entire curriculum, individuals may choose to take domains as they please, in any order. All domains are included for one price.
- Physician CME: 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 education for physicians.The Society designates this activity, Domains I-V, for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- AMDA CMD Credit: 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 3.25 management hours and 9.25 clinical hours toward certification 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 12.5 MOC points and medical knowledge and patient safety credit MOC 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.
The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: Eric G. Tangalos, MD, CMD – Lilly, Pfizer: Consultant; Omnicare: P&T Committee Chair; all others have no relationships to disclose. The AMDA Competency Curriculum workgroup and faculty have no relationships to disclose. AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.