National Partnership Call to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes


National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes MLN Connects™ National Provider Call

Monday, November 25; 2-3:30pm ET

 FROM CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES

To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.

Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders

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 MLN Connects Call, CMS subject matter experts will provide a brief overview of the progress that has been made so far during the implementation of this national partnership. Additional speakers will be presenting on the CMS Hand in Hand training series. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

 Agenda:

·         National partnership overview

·         Using Hand in Hand to improve dementia care

·         Closing and next steps

·         Question and answer session

For Alzheimer’s and other Dementia education and certification programs visit CertifiedCare.org

 Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain MLN Connects Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page to learn more.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has sent this update. To contact Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go to our contact us page

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