HMD 2022 Update and Exam Prep

PRE-PURCHASE NOTICE: It is anticipated that the 2024 recording of the HMD Update and Exam Prep will be available for purchase in Q3 2024 pending the recording quality supports optimal on-demand learning. 

Study from your desktop, laptop or while on the go to prepare for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) examination or use as a resource to advance your knowledge in hospice and palliative medicine best practices. Achieve these goals with this non-accredited 7.5-hour recorded content from the HMD Update and Exam Prep Pre-Conference Workshop held at the 2022  Annual Assembly. 

  • Provide participants with detailed content and a framework to prepare for the HMDCB certification examination.
  • Through a series of test prep questions and faculty-led responses, provide participants with a process to assess individualized core content strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the HMDCB certification examination to inform future study


  • AAHPM has no access to or input into the HMDCB certification exam.
  • Content is based solely on the publicized exam blueprint.
  • Any recommendations made by the authors and faculty of this activity must be weighed against the healthcare clinician’s own clinical judgement based on but limited to such factors as the legal and regulatory conditions of participation and comparison with recommendations of other medical, hospice, and palliative care authorities.
  • Participation and use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for HMDCB certification or successful performance on the HMDCB certification examination, nor is it a requirement to qualify for HMDCB certification. exam/default/eligibility.html
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    Learning Outcomes

    Recorded content is based on the current HMDCB Blueprint addressing the five competency areas are listed below.

    1. Patient and Family Care: responding to and managing the needs of patients and families receiving hospice care
    2. Medical Knowledge: exhibiting knowledge of medical, psychosocial, and spiritual conditions encountered at end-of-life
    3. Medical Leadership and Communication: utilizing effective skills and strategies in all aspects of communication and leadership in hospice care
    4. Professionalism: applying  best practices for professionalism, ethics, collaboration and life-long learning in hospice care
    5. Regulatory, Compliance and Quality Improvement: overseeing the organizational, regulatory, and team components of systems-based practice
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    Ronald Crossno, MD HMDC FAAFP FAAHPM
    Bethany Snider, MD HMDC FAAHPM
    Bethany Calkins, MD MMM HMDC FAAHPM
    Patrick White, MD HMDC FACP FAAHPM


    Stephanie Adams
    Julie Tanner, BSN, RN-BC, CHPN
    Angie Tryfonopoulos


    • This recorded activity is a non-accredited learning resource
    • The planners, faculty and reviewers of this educational activity disclosed no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
    • AAHPM educational content offerings are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective.


    This recorded activity is a non-accredited learning resource. No CME or MOC is offered with this activity.


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