Legal Aspects of End of Life Care

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW19G0766

  • Legal Documents that May be Utilized for End-of-Life Care Planning; Appropriate and Inappropriate use of Such Documents
  • Counseling Patients as to the Value and Benefit of Having Such Documents
  • Interpretation and Utilization of Such Documents for Patients at End-of-Life

Overview of the webinar

End of Life Care (EoLC) refers to health care, not only of a person in the final hours or days of their lives, but more broadly care of all those with a terminal condition that has become advanced, progressive, and incurable. Even when you have written documents, some decisions still might not be clear since the documents may not address every situation you could face.

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the legal documents that can and do control aspects of End of Life care. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the content and function of Advance Directives, Health Care Proxy, Do Not Resuscitate orders and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). The presenter will provide an analysis of what health care providers should discuss with their patient when reviewing end-of-life care options and discussing selections to be made for Advance Directives and Health Care Proxies.  Additionally, the presenter will review how these documents, when needed, should be considered, utilized and respected when treating patients at the end-of-life.

Any health care provider who works at an End of Life care setting will obtain invaluable clarity as to how to use, interpret and rely upon end-of-life care documents presented to them by their patients or patient’s loved ones. They will also be provided with an understanding of the difference between legal advisory documents and medial orders used at the end-of-life.

Moreover, health care providers who often work with patients in primary or family care settings or any type of setting wherein an otherwise healthy patient may want to discuss the clinical aspects of end of life care directives will end this webinar with a better understanding of the non-clinical aspect of the advise they are providing. 

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Health care providers
  • Physician Assistants
  • Advance Practice Nurses
  • Practice Managers
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Financial Managers or Advisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Human Resources & Employee managers

Why should you attend?

The presentation will explain the difference between the practical function of legal documents versus the authority of medical orders (DRN and POLST). Thereafter, the presenter will provide a historical overview of the development of the National POLST initiative as well as the integration of the initiative in specific states, dependent upon the progress of the particular state’s program.

Finally, the attendees will learn what codes they can now use to get paid for counseling patient’s on end of life care preparation under Medicare and how to properly provide such counseling to meet the requirements of the code. Learning Objectives are:

  • Advance Directives
  • Living Wills (Health Care Proxy)
  • Do Not Resuscitate Orders
  • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)

Faculty - Ms. Gina L. Campanella, Esq.

Gina Campanella, focuses on Corporate counsel healthcare regulatory and transactional matters federally and in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. She has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Clients also seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, formation of new practices, separation from and sale of practices, business structuring, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction. She lectures nationally on issues of health care law and compliance for events and organizations such as: the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Conference, the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, the Health Care Compliance Association, the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association, the New York Medical Group management Association, Columbia University Medical School, the Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine CME Conference, the CentraState Medical Center Practice Managers Group, Bassett Medical Center Medical Staff, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, MentorHealth and Skillacquire.

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