Managing the Interdisciplinary Team Successfully

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Managing the IDT meeting doesn’t have to be difficult! One of the core components at the heart of hospice care is the interdisciplinary team.  Effective hospice care relying on the close coordination of the entire team to provide care to hospice patients and their families.  A key strategy to optimize care coordination among the various members of the interdisciplinary team is the team meeting.  This webinar explores approaches to ensure that your interdisciplinary team meetings are as effective as possible at providing the best care possible for the patients you serve.  Common challenges and barriers to optimal team function will likewise be explored as well as suggested approaches to overcoming these challenges.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Define the hospice interdisciplinary team and the key components of the IDT meeting. 
  2. Assess their own organization's strengths and opportunities for IDT meeting improvement. 
  3. Develop strategies to manage IDT meetings to improve collaborative, quality patient care and meet CoP requirements. 


Hospice Administrators and other Leadership, Clinical Educators, Hospice Physicians, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 

This educational activity will award 1.5 nursing contact hours for successful completion until July 30, 2020.

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

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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.


07/30/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
07/30/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Click here to access the webinar.
Course Evaluation 2018
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10 Questions CHAP Evaluation: Managing the Interdisciplinary Team Successfully
Certificate of Completion
1.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 Contact Hours credits  |  Certificate available