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.
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.
Special Free Screening Coming to a Theatre Near You!
You are invited to attend a free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.
June 11, 2014 – St. Louis (Des Peres 14)
June 12, 2014 – Lake Ozark (Eagles’ Landing 8)
June 13, 2014 – Bethany (BigTime Cinema)
Stay after the film for a live question & answer session with Dan Cohen, MSW, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory.
Discover the power of music. Do not miss this truly inspirational and heart-warming film!
Advanced registration is not required.
- FREE Nursing Home Administrator 2.0 Patient Care CEUs
- FREE Social Worker 2.0 CEUs
- FREE Activity Professionals 2.0 CEUs
Please view the flyer here: Alive Inside – A Story of Music and Memory June 2014
This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5), and Primaris. Read more about this event in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014!