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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

New QIPMO Newsletter – April 2015

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 2, Issue 3.  Topics in this issue include MDS Spotlight: Did You Know?; What People are Saying; Validation Reports; IMPACT Act; Nicky Martin’s Questions from the Field; Medication Errors; and Advanced Care Planning.  Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.

Survey and Certification Memos

15-31:  Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot (NH – 3/27/15)

Attached to this memo is a final report that outlines the basis for the Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot, the process utilized, conclusions gathered based upon post-pilot data analysis, as well as next steps for the future.  The CMS plans to expand upon the work of the focused survey pilot and has invited States to conduct such surveys in FY2015 on a voluntary basis.  The expansion project will involve a more intensive, targeted effort to improve surveyor effectiveness in citing poor dementia care and the overutilization of antipsychotic medications, and broaden the opportunities for quality improvement among providers.  Deficient practices noted during the surveys will result in relevant citations.  In the event that additional care concerns are identified during on-site reviews, those concerns will be investigated during the survey or will be referred to the SA as a complaint for further review.  The memo is attached here and one attachment is attached here.

15-34:  Grant Award: Reinvestment of Federal Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents (NH – 4/3/15)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invited proposals for a grant opportunity to utilize Federal CMP Funds for the support and further expansion of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes.  The Eden Alternative, Inc. was deemed to be the most eligible applicant and has been awarded a grant, in the amount of $293,129.00, for their project entitled, “Creating a Culture of Person-Directed Dementia Care.”  The memo is attached here.

15-35:  Implementation of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act – Collection of Staffing Data for Long Term Care Facilities (NH – 4/10/15)

In this memorandum, CMS notified States of the posting of technical specifications and related information for the electronic submission of staffing information based on payroll data.  This information is posted at: www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html.  The memo is here.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #6:  “Me in My New Home”
Just as a “selfie” is about YOU, Person-Centered Care is all about the PERSON!  Think of yourself in an unfamiliar situation.  Finding the bathrooms and where to get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat is likely a top priority.  And by the way… who are all these people and how will I remember their names?

Please see the flyer here for more information.

MANHA’s 2015 Annual Convention

May 31 – June 3, 2015:  Create a “Monopoly Empire” of Care with MANHA Education
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ 2015 Annual Convention is now available.

Please see the brochure here or visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.

Missouri Assistive Technology Conference & Expo 2015

April 13-14, 2015:  Power Up 2015
Location:  Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
Speakers:  Mark Richert and Josh Blue

This year’s conference features a host of national and regional presenters to appeal to disability organizations, rehabilitation and other health professionals, case coordinators, social workers, state and local agencies, and more.  Sessions include a wide variety of AT topics like what’s new with mobile devices, augmentative communication devices and apps, remote monitoring systems, AT for intellectual disabilities, AT in the community, electronic health records, and more.  Transition will be another big focus this year.  And don’t miss this year’s Expo which will include more assistive technology and disability exhibitors than ever.  A limited number of scholarships for individuals with disabilities and family members are available.

Please visit Missouri Assistive Technology’s conference site here for all of the details including on-line registration, conference schedule, and session descriptions.

MANHA’s Spring 1 day Seminars

April 9, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Ramada Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO

April 10, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

April 15, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Comfort Inn, Macon, MO

April 16, 2015:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled
Location:  Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

April 28, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Harrah’s North Kansas City Hotel, North Kansas City, MO

April 29, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Courtyard By Marriott, Columbia, MO

April 30, 2015:  Dementia:  Connecting Through Music
Location:  Sheraton Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO

The brochures are located here:  Nursing Home Compare 3.0 & New 5-Star Quality Rating Unveiled and Dementia: Connecting Through Music.
Please visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is March 8-14, 2015

The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators commends and thanks our licensed administrators for their commitment in providing quality of care and quality of life for the residents.  Take time during this week to honor our administrators for their leadership and hard work.