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Competent, committed healthcare practitioners are required to meet the challenges such residents present, and the role of the medical director in this process cannot be overemphasized.
New National Medical Director Training Program Provides Access to Ongoing Education
75(i) [section] Medical Director (1) The facility must designate a physician to serve as medical director (2).
Staff training can come from many sources, including a medical director if he is certified in palliative medicine, gerontology, or another specialty that addresses the needs of the frail and elderly.
Bruce Bagley, medical director of quality improvement with the American Academy of Family Physicians and Dr.
He also has held numerous other leadership positions including senior vice president of Health Intelligence and chief medical officer for CorSolutions, vice president of business development for Ingenix medical director with United Healthcare of North Carolina and medical director for Aegis Family Health Centers.
The medical director of a skilled nursing facility must wear many hats and please many people, and this professional's dual roles as both physician and administrator might seem, at times, contradictory.
To minimize the risk that your facility and staff will be named in such a claim, you need to set up systems to help ensure good care and proper documentation, educate all employees about the importance of these two crucial areas, and make sure your medical director and DON review and investigate all key event-related decisions and complaints.