- Describe the scope and practice of hospice.
- Review the history of hospice and palliative medicine.
- Understand the role of the hospice medical director.
- Describe the Medicare/Medicaid Hospice Benefit including essential elements of the program, eligibility requirements, key regulations for all levels of hospice care, and barriers to access.
- Demonstrate care that is cost-effective hospice care and represents best practices.
- Understand the role and function of the interdisciplinary team.
History of hospice and palliative medicine and current hospice policy
Hospice medical director