The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)
by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs, ensuring that homes continuously identify and correct quality deficiencies as well as sustain performance improvement. While the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to promulgate the specific regulatory requirements, many homes are already initiating or improving their QAPI processes… to read more and view photos click here: MC5
Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #4
To reduce resident and care partner distress, take the time to examine and modify the bathing routine to best accommodate the wishes of each person. Learn how to effectively communicate, build a relationship, and meet the needs of persons with dementia during the bathing process. Visit http://primaris.org/tool/cat-bath. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) – Greater St. Louis Chapter’s quarterly newsletter LiNK, November 2013, is now available. Please visit http://stlapda.org/.
Your participation in Show-Me Quality: QAPI in Action grants you an all-access pass to national learning events! Coming up next:
- November 14, 2013: Leadership Participation in Quality
Stay up-to-date on the latest collaborative QAPI news and events – visit Primaris at http://primaris.org/
View QIPMO’s newsletter MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 1 here: QIPMO Newsletter. Topics include ICD-10-CM, MDS Section M 1200 Coding Tips, and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field.