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Wednesday, July 10; 1:30-3pm ET
CMS has developed a national partnership to improve the quality of care provided to individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. This partnership is focused on delivering health care that is person-centered, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary. By improving dementia care through the use of individualized, person-centered care approaches, CMS hopes to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. While antipsychotic medications are the initial focus of the partnership, CMS recognizes that attention to other potentially harmful medications is also an important part of this initiative.
During this National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss the progress that has been made during the implementation of this national partnership, its successes, and next steps. Additional speakers will share some personal success stories from the field. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
- National partnership overview: Success through data
- Stories from the field: State coalitions, providers, clinicians
- Next Steps
- Provider feedback
- What outreach strategies have been successfully implemented and have led to meaningful change in nursing homes?
- Question and answer session
Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders
Registration Information: In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.
Presentation: The presentation for this call will be posted on the FFS National Provider Calls web page. In addition, a link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.
Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain CMS National Provider Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page to learn more.
Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum
Overview:The Skilled Nursing Facilities / Long-Term Care Open Door Forum (ODF) addresses the concerns and issues of both the Medicare SNF, the Medicaid NF, and the nursing home industry generally. The types of issues that come up during this forum are often related to the Minimum Data Set, SNF Consolidated Billing, the roles and responsibilities of different SNF, NF or LTC professional staff under CMS regulations, clarifications of issues that are covered during a survey and certification process, and the many rules and requirements under which different related services can be payable. Timely announcements and clarifications regarding important rulemaking, quality program initiatives, and other related areas are also included in the forums.
CMS will host a National Provider Call on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, from 1:30-3pm ET, titled: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. Registration is now open. Please see Downloads section below for full announcement.
After much anticipation, CMS is pleased to announce the rollout of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) materials to help nursing homes establish a foundation to support and sustain QAPI. This is the first step in meeting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirement for CMS to develop a technical assistance program to help nursing homes establish best practices in quality. Please see the Downloads section below for the full rollout announcement.
The next Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)/Long-Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, ET. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 78876773. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
‘Discharge Assessments and the Use of Dashes’ video will soon be activated on the DHHS YouTube site; Access to this video will be made available on the MDS 3.0 Training page in the Related Links section or at: http://youtu.be/Qkn22jv2HSY. (Please note once the ‘What’s New’ notice is posted, that there potentially can be a lag time in viewing materials subsequent to the posting request, so if not viewable check back in 24 hours). Discharge Assessments and the Use of Dashes are addressed in our new MDS 3.0 Provider Update Training Series. This training series is the first web-based training offered in 2013 to providers addressing post-acute care topics. Video No. 1 covers MDS 3.0 updates for the Nursing Home setting. It includes a CMS Introduction, a panel presentation explaining what the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual and the MDS 3.0 Assessment Instrument are, and includes two training topics. The first training topic focuses on our relatively new discharge assessments, and the second topic explains how to properly code with dashes. Currently this video is viewable for the RAI Coordinators. We anticipate provider viewing to be live by the end of this week, so please stay tuned.
On Thursday, May 16th, CMS hosted a webinar titled, “Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!” Please see the Downloads section below for the link to the May 16th webinar. Thank you.
On Thursday, May 16, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be hosting a webinar, “Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!” to: Provide an introduction to Data.Medicare.Gov; Demonstrate options for accessing the data; and Describe how to make use of the site’s tools for exploring and interacting with the data. Please see the Downloads section below for full announcement with background information and registration instructions.
May 9, 2013 MDS 3.0 Updates:
MDS 3.0 RAI Manual V1.10 May 2013 – Note: The next MDS 3.0 RAI Manual update will be posted sometime next week. We have made recent enhancements, so there has been a slight delay. Please check the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual webpage next week.
MDS Provider Update Training – Note: The first training video, which includes coding of discharge assessments and use of dashes, has been finalized. This video will soon be available for preview by the RAI Coordinators for a two week time period. We anticipate public posting last week in May. Access to the video will be from the DHHS YouTube site and have a link from our MDS 3.0 Training page. **Please note that specific addresses are not yet available and will be announced prior to posting.
CMS Seeks Public Comment on Defining QIO Service Areas - Comments Accepted through Friday, May 31, 2013. Please see Downloads section below for full announcement.
CMS will host a National Provider Call on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, titled: National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payments) - What You Need To Know. Please see Downloads section below for full announcement.
The agenda for the May 2, 2013 Skilled Nursing Facilities/LTC Open Door Forum is now available in the Downloads section below. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 78862506. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
The next Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)/Long-Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm, ET. If you wish to participate, dial 1-800-837-1935; Conference ID: 78862506. Please see the full participation announcement in the Downloads section below. Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
Per request during the March 21, 2013 Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum, the Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions web link is as follows: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain . Thank you for your continued interest in the CMS Open Door Forums.
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - National Provider Call - CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes [PDF, 298KB]
- Friday, June 7, 2013 - Rollout - Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Materials for Nursing Homes [PDF, 410KB]
- Thursday, June 13, 2013 - Announcement - Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum [PDF, 79KB]
- May 17, 2013 - Link to the May 16, 2013 CMS Webinar titled "Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started!" [PDF, 146KB]
- Thursday, May 16, 2013 - Webinar - Data.Medicare.Gov: Get Started! [PDF, 269KB]
- Thursday, May 2, 2013 - CMS Seeks Public Comment on Defining QIO Service Areas - Comments Accepted through Friday, May 31st [PDF, 270KB]
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - National Provider Call - National Physician Payment Transparency Program (Open Payment) - What You Need To Know [PDF, 281KB]
- New Electronic Mailing List to Keep Medicare Fee-For-Service Providers Informed [PDF, 263KB]
- SNF Spell of Illness Chart January 2007 [PDF, 29KB]
- Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long Term Care Open Door Forum Mailing List Sign-Up - Opens in a new window
- CMS YouTube Channel - Opens in a new window
- Government Printing Office Federal Register - Opens in a new window
- Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Product Ordering Page - Opens in a new window
- Skilled Nursing Facility Center
- CMS Regional Offices
- Nursing Home Quality Campaign - Opens in a new window
- QIES Technical Support Office - Opens in a new window
- Nursing Home Quality Initiative
- Nursing Homes
- SNF Consolidated Billing