CMS is tracking the progress of the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes by reviewing publicly reported MDS quality measures. The official measure of the Partnership is the percentage of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington’s Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome.
Since the Partnership began in 2012, this data indicates Missouri’s percentage rates have dropped every quarter, with an overall decrease of 9.17 percent. This is encouraging and shows that Missouri is making improvements towards decreasing the use of antipsychotic medications for residents with dementia when their use is not indicated or appropriate. Please view the trend update here: CMS Trend Update – Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes.
QIPMO’s newsletter MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 2 is now available online. Topics include Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs); MDS Coding – Sections I and O; and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field. Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.
This workshop is for long-term care staff, including MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses, and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-9 codes.
June 5 – 6: Cape Girardeau
June 10 – 11: Kansas City
June 16 – 17: St. Louis
June 18 – 19: Springfield
June 23 – 24: Maryland Heights
June 26 – 27: Columbia
June 30 – July 1: Blue Springs
Please view the brochure here: ICD-10 CM June 2014, or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/ICD%2010.
On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.
March 4 – 5, 2014: Please view the schedule of events here: MHCA Mid Year Conference March 2014. To register, please visit www.mohealthcare.com/midyear.
February 18, 2014: What the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) Report Means to you and your Compliance Efforts
For more information, please visit LeadingAge Missouri at www.leadingagemissouri.org/.