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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Summer Fest!

  • May 7 – 8, 2014:  Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.
  • June 10 – 11, 2014:  Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo.
  • June 17 – 18, 2014:  Holiday Inn Coco Key, Kansas City, Mo.

Topics include:

Elder Abuse:  Calming the Sea of Violence

Management Skills for Proven Success

The Three R’s of Culture Change: Residents, Rights, and Responsibilities

To view all upcoming events, please visit MLN at

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) would love to see every senior care organization in Missouri represented at the annual Pioneer Network Culture Change Conference.

MC5 would like to help every community / organization in Missouri.  Here’s how:

  • If you send one person to the conference, you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate, good at the Pioneer Network Bookstore and participating vendors.
  • If you send four or more people, you will receive an additional $50.00 gift certificate.
  • If one of the people you send is a direct caregiver, you will receive an additional $25.00 gift certificate.

MC5 would love to see everyone come back home from the conference fired up and ready to move forward with new and innovative ideas for their Culture Change journey!  For more information, please visit the MC5 website at

Pioneer Network’s 14th Annual Culture Change Conference, “Journey to the Heartland,” will be held Aug. 4 to 7, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City-Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

      Early Bird Registration now through April 18 – visit

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #7

Cat Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN?  Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7.  View more tips at  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

Long-Term Care Administrator License Renewals

On April 1, 2014, renewal notices were distributed to licensed long-term care administrators with licenses expiring on June 30, 2014.  Licensees are encouraged to submit their renewals by May 30, 2014 to allow for sufficient processing time.  To obtain renewal forms and instructions, please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators (BNHA) at  If you have any questions, you may contact the BNHA at 573-751-3511, or send an email to

Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey – Due by April 15, 2014

The required Certificate of Need (CON) quarterly occupancy surveys may be completed and submitted online.  Please visit

On April 1, 2014, an informational letter containing instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the online system was distributed via regular mail to each licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living, and residential care home.

The First Quarter 2014 Certificate of Need Survey is due by April 15, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the CON quarterly occupancy survey, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at 573-526-8514, or send an email to

The CON survey website link is also available on the Department’s website at

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators Annual Convention

June 1 – 4, 2014:  Navigating the Sea of Change – Be a Shark – Swim with MANHA


Utilizing Process Improvement to Avoid a Top Ten Deficiency

  • April 17, 2014:  St. Louis, Mo.
  • April 21, 2014:  Springfield, Mo.
  • April 22, 2014:  North Kansas City, Mo.
  • April 23, 2014:  Macon, Mo.

Please view the flyer from the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) here: MANHA Process Improvement April 2014.

LPN License Renewal

Missouri LPN licenses expire May 31, 2014.  For more information, please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration at