HMD 2024 Update and Exam Prep

Study from your desktop 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 accredited 7-hour recorded content from the HMD Update and Exam Prep Pre-Conference Workshop held at the 2024 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.
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Target Audience

Hospice Medical Directors
HPM Physicians
Nurse Practitioners

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

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 ABIM MOC
  • 7.00 CME (physician only)
  • 7.00 Participation
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All editors, faculty and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Bethany Cox Snider, MD HMDC FAAHPM
Bethany Calkins, MD MMM HMDC FAAHPM
Balakrishnan Natarajan, MD HMDC

Leah Farfan, BA
Liz Watson, BA
Rebecca Wyant, BS
Julie Tanner, BSN RN-BC CHPN
Theresa Nissen, BA
Laura Witt, MS-HSM
Julie Bruno, MSW LCSW

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion includes attesting to meaningful activity participation and completion/submission of activity evaluation within the time frame designated.

Evaluation period closes February 25, 2027 at 11:59pm CT for claiming CME credit.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Recognition Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, HMD 2024 Update and Prep (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:
• Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. By submitting your evaluation, you grant AAHPM permission to submit completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting respective BOARD MOC program credit or points as applicable.

Evaluation period closes February 25, 2027 at 11:59pm CT for claiming MOC credit.

Available Credit

  • 7.00 ABIM MOC
  • 7.00 CME (physician only)
  • 7.00 Participation


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