The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2014 is, “Better Staffing: The Key to Better Care” with the goal of encouraging residents and others to be educated about staffing and long-term care. Each year, the Consumer Voice develops a packet to help you plan your Residents’ Rights events. The packet is completely downloadable and features ready-to-use items, including promotional materials, activities to celebrate Residents’ Rights Month, training tools and resources. Visit www.theconsumervoice.org/events/residents-rights-month-2014.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 4. Topics include Little Known Facts about the MDS, Interesting Websites, and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field. Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) is a cooperative project between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. Wonder what QIPMO is all about? For a quick and informative video click here or view on YouTube at http://youtu.be/qnh-YZ1uUj0.
Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation.
Coming to a location near you:
September 17, 2014: Region 7 – St Louis
September 19, 2014: Region 1 – Springfield
September 22, 2014: Region 5 – Hannibal
September 26, 2014: Region 2 – Cape Girardeau
September 29, 2014: Region 3 – Kansas City
September 30, 2014: Region 4 – St Joseph
October 2, 2014: Region 6 – Jefferson City
Registration is not required. Please view the flyer here: 2014 Annual Provider Meetings Save the Date.
A new release of the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) is now available for skilled nursing homes. PEPPERs will no longer be mailed to providers who previously received their PEPPERs by mail. They will now be able to access them through a secure website portal, http://pepperresources.org/PEPPER/SecurePEPPERAccess.aspx.
Those providers who have been receiving their PEPPERs through QualityNet will continue to do so. The Chief Executive Officer, President, or Administrator of the provider can obtain their PEPPER. Information on accessing and downloading the PEPPER is available in the Secure PEPPER Access Guide.
Training and Resources are available on the website: www.pepperresources.org/TrainingResources/SkilledNursingFacilities.aspx.
PEPPER Training Update (May 2014):
PEPPERresources.org is the official site for information, training and support. If you have questions about the PEPPER reports, you may submit questions on this website through the Help/Contact Us tab. Please do not contact your state QIO or state survey agency for assistance with PEPPER.
Support groups for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinators meet monthly in each of Missouri’s seven regions. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to MDS, PPS, and the RAI Process. For more information, please visit the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) at http://nursinghomehelp.org/supgr.html.