Registration is now open for the National Provider Call: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes scheduled for January 31, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm.
Background - CMS developed a national partnership to improve the quality of care for those with dementia residing in nursing facilities. The focus includes person-centered, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary care. One of the goals of the partnership is to help reduce antipsychotic medication use in facilities, which CMS has already stated is a primary focus in 2013.
During this particular call, CMS plans to discuss the mission of the partnership, along with goals, quality measures, and 'ongoing outreach efforts'. As expected, there should be time for a question and answer session following their presentation. CMS is listing the agenda as follows -
Registration - You will need to register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. CMS states that registration must be made by noon on the day of the call or before space has been filled.
Miscellaneous - CMS plans to have the presentation for the call posted prior and is to be found on the FFS National Provider Calls page. CMS is expected to email a slide presentation to all participants on the day of the call.
Are you or your nursing facility planning to participate in the call? Has your interdisciplinary team (including your pharmacist) developed a 'plan of attack' for psychoactive medication reductions in 2013?
Need assistance with your facility's Behavior Management program or Social Service documentation?
Is your current Social Service consultant providing the results that your nursing facility needs? Contact Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC (260-894-1417 or firstname.lastname@example.org), and we'll begin discussing how SHC can assist you in achieving positive outcomes.
Have a great weekend!