Care Coordination as a Model of Care AAMA

Care  Coordination as a Model of Care

Course Expires: 5/1/21

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00.

Course Description:  The goal of care coordination is high-quality referrals and transitions that meet the six Institute of Medicine "Quality Chasm" aims for high-quality health care, and assure that all involved providers, institutions and patients have the information and resources they need to optimize a patient’s care. The Model looks at care coordination from the perspective of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). It considers the major external providers and organizations with which a PCMH must interact—medical specialists, community service agencies, and hospital and emergency facilities—and summarizes the elements that appear to contribute to successful referrals and transitions. Those elements include:

  • Assuming accountability

  • Providing patient support

  • Building relationships and agreements among providers (including community agencies) that lead to shared expectations for communication and care 

  • Developing connectivity via electronic or other information pathways that encourage timely and effective information flow between providers (including community agencies) 

Target Audience:  Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Psychology Counselors, Medical Assistants, and AHEC.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • compare and contrast the benefits and challenges to integrating multidisciplinary teams into a care coordination model.
  • identify strategies to address barriers within multidisciplinary teams.
  • develop strategies to building and sustaining effective multidisciplinary teams

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #138358,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for  2.0 AG credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty and all persons directly involved in the planning of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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