CME Course

Discharge Against Medical Advice

During this podcast, Dr. Kolar provides details of discharge against medical advice status that commonly may be misunderstood or underappreciated by patients and clinicians, as well as discusses that patients leaving AMA may have increased risk for morbidity or mortality.

This content is limited to qualifying members.

Existing members, please login first.

If you have an existing account please login now to access this course or view your purchase options.

Purchase this course now ($5)

Create a free account, then purchase purchase access to this course.

Purchase a membership plan (fees vary)

Premium members can access all courses plus recieve many more benefits. View all membership plans and benefit packages.

Target Audience

All healthcare providers.

Description

Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses discharge against medical advice with Dr. Guruaj Kolar. Dr. Kolar and Dr. Eric Valder authored a letter to the editor in the October 2020 issue of the SMJ that addresses this topic. During this podcast, Dr. Kolar provides details of discharge against medical advice status that commonly may be misunderstood or underappreciated by patients and clinicians, as well as discusses that patients leaving AMA may have increased risk for morbidity or mortality. He also shares insight regarding the myths and reality of the belief that being discharged against medical advice will result in denial of payment by health insurers. 

Course Information

CME Release Date:  November 09, 2020
Valid for credit through:  November 09, 2021
Course type: Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion: 15 minutes 

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the course description, accreditation information, and disclosure information.
  • Login to access the course content and resources for further study.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest. Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.

Special Guest
Dr. Guruaj Kolar is a member of the Department of Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota. 

CoAuthor
Dr. Eric Valder, PGY3, The University of Minnesota 

Southern Medical Association Staff
Jennifer S. Price, MA, SMA Education Manager

Course Materials

This content is limited to qualifying members.

Existing members, please login first.

If you have an existing account please login now to access this course or view your purchase options.

Purchase this course now ($5)

Create a free account, then purchase purchase access to this course.

Purchase a membership plan (fees vary)

Premium members can access all courses plus recieve many more benefits. View all membership plans and benefit packages.