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MC5 Regional Meetings – May / June 2014

May 7, 2014:  Southwest

Webinar #3: Security is More Than an Alarm System

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

MC5 Southwest May 7, 2014

Location:  The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Mo.

 

May 20, 2014:  East Central

MDS & QAPI

MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative

MC5 East Central May 20, 2014

Location: The Centre, 1200 Holloway Rd., Rolla, Mo.

 

June 3, 2014:  Central

Using Dementia Care Mapping to Provide Person-Centered Care

MC5 Central June 3, 2014

Location:  The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place, Community Room, 3003 Falling Leaf Ct., Columbia, Mo.

 

For more information, please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at www.momc5.com/regional-meetings.html.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – First Quarter 2014

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here: Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report First Quarter 2014.

ICD-10 Implementation Delayed

You may visit the CMS ICD-10 website for the latest news at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html.

CMS Proposes Adoption of Updated Life Safety Code

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a proposed rule on the adoption of updated life safety code (LSC) that CMS would use in its ongoing work to ensure the health and safety of all patients, family, and staff in every provider and supplier setting.  The updated code contains new provisions that are vital to the health and safety of all patients and staff.

A key priority of CMS is to ensure that patients and staff continue to experience the highest degree of safety possible, including fire safety.  CMS intends to adopt the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2012 editions of the (LSC) and the Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC).  This would reduce burden on health care providers, as the 2012 edition of the LSC also is aligned with the international building codes and would make compliance across codes much simpler for Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities.

PUBLIC INPUT INVITED:

The proposed rule is currently on display at http://ofr.gov/inspection.aspx and will be published in the April 16, 2014 Federal Register.  The deadline to submit comments is June 16, 2014.

To view the proposed rule you may also visit www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/04/16/2014-08602/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-fire-safety-requirements-for-certain-health-care-facilities.  PDF format is available for download in the right-hand column or click here.

To view the complete announcement from CMS, please visit www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2014-Fact-sheets-items/2014-04-14.html.

VOYCE 3rd Annual Conference – Changing Landscape of Long-Term Care

June 13, 2014:  This conference will bring together professional caregivers with individuals from the community.  To learn more, please view the flyer here:  VOYCE LTC Annual Conference June 13, 2014 or visit www.voycestl.org/events/long-term-care-workshop/.