HMDCB is currently accepting applications to become Hospice Medical Director Certified™ (HMDC™) in 2015. HMDCB’s certification exam is for hospice physicians seeking to demonstrate an essential skill set that comprises the administrative, regulatory, legal, and clinical skill necessary in hospice medicine. Early applications are due February 9, 2015 and late applications will be accepted until March 9, 2015 with an assessed $250 late fee. Apply early and save!

So you’re thinking about taking the exam, but are not sure how to prepare. AAHPM provides a number of products to help with your exam preparation.

  • HMD Prep – great for self-assessment or HMDC exam preparation, this 75-item multiple-choice practice test assesses your knowledge in hospice practice. Content is based on the HMDC exam blueprint.
  • Hospice Medical Director Manual – this book defines best practices; offers tools and sample documents; and provides answers about physician roles in hospice, employment in or contracting with a hospice and the medical director’s responsibilities on the hospice team and within the organization.
  • Recordings of the 2013 HMD Conference – these recordings are great practice resources that highlight the clinical, administrative, and regulatory aspects of your work; they include audio and synchronized PowerPoint content and separate audio files.

Visit HMDCB.org for information regarding the examination or browse the AAHPM store to order your preparatory materials!