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What Matters to Older Adults: Aligning Patients Values with Care Now and at the End of Life

Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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TOMA - Texas
Sarah Ross, DO, MS
53 Minutes
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This session covers the application of the 4M’s Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System as it relates to What Matters to older adult patients. Asking patients to share their values and what matters most to them is the first step to creating an individualized treatment plan that is in alignment with patient preferences. Knowing each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences is important in all care settings, and applicable to care decisions now and at the end-of-life. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the 4Ms Framework for an Age-Friendly Health System 
  • Discuss how to assess “what matters” and align care with each older adult’s specific health outcome goals and care preferences
  • Identify the advanced directive documents and how to complete them
  • Review billing and coding for Advanced Care Planning

Statement of Accreditation
The Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. TOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy
All grievances may be directed to TOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Dr. Ross is employed at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and is an Assistant Profession in the Center for Geriatrics. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. Dr. Ross continued her training at John Peter Smith Hospital in Family Medicine and Geriatrics and is board certified in both.  She sees patients in long-term care settings, ambulatory care, and house calls. Dr. Ross has lectured on a variety of gerontological issues and is interested in Alzheimer’s Disease, advance care planning, transitions of care, and fall prevention.

Dr. Ross discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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