What Practicing Physicians Need to Know About the New AMA Policy: Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge from Health Care Facilities Release Date: April 8, 2013 Expiration Date: April 25, 2015 Federation Staff Access Please contact Terri Marchiori at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your discount code before registering. Learning Objectives
Target Audience This activity is designed for all AMA members, including medical students, residents and fellows, practicing physicians, health care administrators, utilization managers, and non-physician clinical professionals. It is also appropriate for any physician who plays a role in licensing, credentialing, disciplining, or educating physicians. Any physician or non-physician who is involved with the discharge of patients should be particularly interested.
Statement of Need There is a need to educate physicians about their ethical responsibilities to use available resources for safe patient discharge generally and about the requirements of new AMA ethics policy specifically. Failure to adhere to fulfill these responsibilities may jeopardize the interests of both individual patients and the community. Moreover, failure to adhere to newly established standards may result in disciplinary action.
Statement of Competency This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: medical knowledge, patient care, and professionalism.
CME Activity Planning Committee Faith Lagay, PhD – AMA CME Program Committee Bette Crigger, PhD – Director Ethics Policy/AMA Danielle Hahn, MSB – Research Associate/AMA Todd Ferguson, PhD – Research Associate/AMA
Designation Statement The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim on the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Receiving Your CME Credit To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must: 1) view the webinar in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering at least 3 out of 4 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation.
Disclosure The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.
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