Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center

University of Rhode Island

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End-of-life Conversations:  Overcoming Barriers, Managing Your Team and Utilizing ACP Billing Codes

Healthcare settings are optimally positioned to address the initial palliative care needs of older adults with serious or complex illness.  However, many providers have had little or no training on how to have a conversation about end-of-life care and are uncertain about the new reimbursement rules governing these types of conversations.  After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify barriers to having end-of-life conversations with patients
  • Explain a multidisciplinary team approach to overcome barriers
  • Utilize best language for having end-of-life conversations
  • Utilize ACP billing codes for reimbursement of end-of-life conversations

Kate Lally, MD FACP
Chief of Palliative Care, Care New England Health System; Medical Director, Integra Accountable Care; Hospice Medical Director, Care New England Health System and VNA Hospice

Continuing Education Credit/’Certificates of Completion’ are available free of charge* for those who: 1.) attend the entire session and 2.) complete and submit the required program evaluation and/or other required forms. Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with any CE related questions.

  • Nursing:  This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.0 Contact Hours.  Approval valid until November 23, 2018.
  • Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as Continuing Education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hour (General) by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.
  • Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participation and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required to earn credit. This is a knowledge-based learning activity. This learning activity provides 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-17-001-H04-P for the home study.  Detailed instructions for completing a program evaluation and reporting CPE data can be obtained by emailing us at rigec@etal.uri.edu.
  • Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors, an accredited provider by the Massachusetts Medical Society has approved 1.0 continuing medical education for physicians.

Participate Now!
Register to access the recording:  Register for Recording 
Complete and return your post evaluation form:  Program Evaluation Survey

Related Resources:

  1. Conversation Starter Kit
  2. What’s Preventing Physicians from Talking With Their Patients About End-of-Life and Advance Care Planning?

*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.  There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.

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