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Hospice medical director certification provides many benefits to physicians just like you. In fact, over 1,100 physicians from across the country have achieved the certification in its first three exam cycles.

Obtaining the HMDC solidifies your established skills, knowledge and experiences while allowing you to gain new proficiencies though exam preparation.

A recent certificant shared this perspective: “When I meet a colleague for the first time and I see that he or she is a certified hospice medical director, I am reassured that this is a physician with the knowledge and commitment to be a skilled member of a hospice interdisciplinary team and a valuable contributor to the hospice community.”

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Hospices with a certified medical director can be confident in the administrative, regulatory, ethical, legal and clinical skills of their physicians providing hospice care.

By encouraging and supporting your physicians in their achievement of hospice medical director certification, you create a culture of professionalism and retention, minimize exposure to compliance issues, build a stronger interdisciplinary team and demonstrate to patients and families that you attract professionals committed to excellence. Participate in our Employer Discount Program to support the professional development of your physicians. 

One CEO recently said, “Having certified hospice physicians gives me a competitive edge… I want all of my hospice physicians to become certified because it will make them more valuable members of the Interdisciplinary Group.

Learn more about the value of HMDCB certification for employers.


Upcoming Community Events

August 16 - November 1, 2023 
Final CCP Application Window

October 19, 2023 at 12 pm CT
Certificant Coffee Chat

November 13, 2023 at 12 pm CT
Interdisciplinary Group Panel Webinar 

November 3, 10, 17, 2023
Hospice Physician Documentation Clinic 

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NEW! HMDCB Study Guide
For Initial and CCP candidates

Initial Candidate Handbook
Your guide to the 2023 application process

Continuing Certification Candidate Handbook
Your guide to the 2023 recertification process 

New Continuing Certification Program
Learn about the new CCP process 

Recent Legislation Supporting HMDCB 
Learn about new legislation that supports the HMDC credential.  

HMDCB vs. HPM Certification 
Learn about the difference between these certifications. 

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"The HMDCB certification program is an important avenue to establishing one's expertise in the administrative and clinical skillset demanded of a hospice medical director."

Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD HMDC
Physician, Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, FL