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  • Sustainability and Succession Planning in Palliative Care

    Includes a Live Event on 12/09/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will discuss how to create and sustain a thriving palliative care program.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss 3 reasons effective succession planning is key to the long term success of a palliative care program
    2. List 3 potential barriers to successful succession planning
    3. Identify 3 strategies to overcome those barriers and ensure optimal succession planning

    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

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    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period December 9, 2019 through January 9, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14619. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  


    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • CHAP Palliative Care Webinar Series

    CHAP Palliative Care Webinar Series Join CHAP as we call upon experts to address key areas of quality in palliative care. Purchase as a bundled series and obtain a 20% discount!

    Palliative Care is the organized delivery of patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms of individuals with serious illness. Palliative care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family, as well as facilitating access to information and choice. It is provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team in any setting.
    Join CHAP as we call upon experts to address key areas of quality in palliative care. Purchase as an eight (8) course bundled series and receive a discount! 
    Earn up to 6.0 CE contact hours for this webinar series.  

    If viewing in a group format, each person must register independently in order to obtain CE credit.

    Please see each individual course page for CE information 
    1. Palliative Care Certification for Independent Providers: Part 1: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 22, 2019. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    2. Palliative Care Certification for Independent Providers: Part 2: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 25, 2019. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org/products/palliative-care-certification-for-independent-providers-part-2#tab-product_tab_overview
    3. The Importance of the Physician Role on the Palliative Care Team: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 29, 2019 at 2PM EDT.  For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    4. Let’s Make This Formal! The Palliative Care IDG: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded August 30, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    5. Effective Pain and Symptom Management: LIVE CE WEBINAR on September 30, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org..
    6. Who's on First? Leadership and Governance on your Palliative Care Team: LIVE CE WEBINAR on October 25, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    7. We Are Invited Guests: The Crucial Role of Consultant Etiquette in Palliative Care: LIVE CE WEBINAR on November 25, 2019 at 2PM ET. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    8. Sustainability and Succession Planning in Palliative Care: LIVE CE WEBINAR on December 9, 2019 at 2PM ET. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...


  • We Are Invited Guests: The Crucial Role of Consultant Etiquette in Palliative Care

    Includes a Live Event on 11/25/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

    This webinar will discuss the role and importance of the consultant in palliative care.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. List 3 key elements of consultant etiquette
    2. Name 3 potential roles of individual palliative care team members in the provision of optimal consultant etiquette
    3. Discuss the potential pitfalls of not tending adequately to consultant etiquette and how to overcome those pitfalls

    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

    image
    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period November 25, 2019 through December 25, 2019, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14617. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  

    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • 2019 Hospice Accreditation Intensive Workshop November 12, 2019

    Live, IN PERSON education providing 1 full day of education; focused on the Medicare Hospice conditions of participation (CoPs) and the updated 2019 CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence

    This ONE DAY, LIVE- IN PERSON learning experience focuses on the 2019 CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence. 
    Earn 6.75 CE contact hours as CHAP accreditation experts cover the CHAP accreditation process as well as the updates in the 2019 CHAP Hospice Standards. 
    Learning Objectives 
    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: 
    1. Outline the CHAP Accreditation process. 
    2.  Identify the modifications and additions within the New CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence . 
    3.  Identify trends in deficient practice under the CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation. 
    4.  Apply performance improvement strategies specific to identified deficient practices.
    Audience 
    Hospice administrators and other leadership, clinical educators, compliance officers, QAPI personnel 

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures 
    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.  
    ***PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the entire workshop and the evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. 
    This education activity will award 6.75 nursing contact hours for successful completion until December 31, 2019.  


    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Cancellation Notice: 
    Speaker Illness

    In the case that a workshop or webinar speaker is ill and a replacement speaker cannot be secured, the workshop or webinar will be canceled. We will make every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible.

  • 2019 CHAP Hospice Consultant Certification Workshop

    Live, IN PERSON education providing 1.5 days of training for Consultants focused on the updated CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence

    Why become a CHAP Certified Hospice Consultant?  

    1. Enhanced customer satisfaction with consultant services through congruent application of the CHAP Standards. 
    2. Promote completion of Consultant Certification program on the CHAP Standards and site visit process to your existing and potential clients.
    3. Display of your logo and contact information on the CHAP Certified Hospice Consultants listing on the CHAP website and Resource Guide with a click through to your website or email address. 
    4. License to display the CHAP Certified Hospice Consultant Mark on your website, business cards or marketing materials. 
    5. Ongoing communication related to changes in standards or accreditation process. 
    6. Discounts on CHAP Education programming.

    This in-person workshop for consultants focuses on the updated 2019 CHAP Hospice Standards. 

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Outline the CHAP Accreditation process. 
    2. Identify the modifications and additions within the New CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence.
    3. Identify trends in deficient practice under the CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation.
    4. Name the benefits and responsibilities of a CHAP Certified Hospice Consultant. 
    5. Outline the CHAP Accreditation process and how best to educate clients on the process. Assist clients in applying performance improvement strategies specific to identified deficient practices.
    Audience
    Hospice Consultants 
    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures
    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content. 
    ***PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the entire workshop (both days) and the evaluation is required to obtain contact hours.
    This education activity will award 10.75 nursing contact hours for successful completion until December 31, 2019. 

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days.

    For additional information regarding continuing education requirements, onsite logistics, agenda and hotel accommodations, please contact education@chapinc.org


    Cancellation Notice: 

    Speaker Illness

    In the case that a workshop or webinar speaker is ill and a replacement speaker cannot be secured, the workshop or webinar will be canceled. We will make every effort to notify registered participants as soon as possible.

  • Who's on First? Leadership and Governance on your Palliative Care Team

    Includes a Live Event on 10/25/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will discuss the role of leadership and governance in palliative care and the importance of building and sustaining relationships that evolve into community-wide palliative care networks, the use of metrics and evidence-based practices to hold practitioners to high standards of performance and creating a vision for the organization to meet clinical outcomes and satisfaction metrics.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. List 3 key elements of effective leadership and the impact on the palliative care team
    2. Identify 3 potential challenges to optimal palliative care team function and how optimal leadership can help overcome them
    3. Discuss the role of the various members of the palliative care team and the role each plays in optimal leadership and governance

    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

    image
    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period October 25, 2019 through November 25, 2019, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14615. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  


    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD: 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for home health providers will equip home health providers with the tools they need to meet changing CMS CoPs requirements, which went into effect on January 13, 2018.

    The CHAP Standards of Excellence framework has been redesigned to support a customized approach to accreditation that focuses on the specific types of care and services provided by each organization. In addition, the content of the CHAP Standards of Excellence has been updated to better reflect current practices in quality improvement and the home care industry.

    The 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers pertain to the revised home health conditions of participation (CoPs) effective January 13, 2018. These standards are approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid  Services (CMS) as meeting or exceeding the intent of the 2018 CoPs.   

    All initial and renewing home health providers that have a site visit beginning on or after January 13, 2018 and that are seeking or have been awarded CMS deemed status through the CHAP review process are evaluated using these standards.
    These standards also apply to Medicaid home health providers seeking initial or renewed  accreditation in states that require compliance with the Medicare home health CoPs.  



    The 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers are free to download. If you are already a CHAP accredited agency, use your CHAP LinQ login to access the CHAP Education site. 
  • CHAP ACCREDITATION & CERTIFICATION PROCESS OVERVIEW

    We know the better the accreditation process, the more quickly you can continue the level of care that’s so important to your mission. We strive to minimize the disruption to your business and streamline the time commitment so you can focus on what matters most.

    We know the better the accreditation process, the more quickly you can continue the level of care that’s so important to your mission. We strive to minimize the disruption to your business and streamline the time commitment so you can focus on what matters most. 
    Use the 7 Steps to CHAP Accreditation to better understand and navigate CHAP’s accreditation process. 
  • Effective Pain and Symptom Management

    This webinar will discuss the delivery of effective palliative care pain and symptom management as part of the patient plan of care. The goal of this activity will allow the learner to gain knowledge and skill regarding the recognition and treatment of the pain and symptom management that chronic and progressive bring to patients.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: 
    1. List 3 key elements of effective pain and symptom management
    2. List 3 non-physical elements that an effective palliative care team can address which have a direct impact on optimal pain and symptom management
    3. Discuss 3 vital functions of an effective palliative care team in the optional treatment and overcoming the barriers in their optimal treatment
    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

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    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period September 30, 2019 through October 30, 2019, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14614. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  

    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • Let’s Make This Formal! The Palliative Care IDG

    This webinar will discuss the importance of formalizing the palliative care interdisciplinary group (IDG) in the delivery of care.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives
    After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 
    1. Describe the key role a well run Interdisciplinary Team (IDG) has in the provision of high quality palliative care 
    2. List three (3) common challenges IDG face when striving for optimal functioning 
    3. Describe three (3) risks a Palliative Care team faces if they do not have a formal IDG team process
    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    - Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    - Continuing Nursing Education 

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    - Social Worker Continuing Education Credit

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

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    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.


    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 


    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 


    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period September 4, 2019 through September 4, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14612. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  

    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 


    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use


    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer


    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.