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RAI Manual Changes

QIPMO will be presenting two different webinars on changes to the RAI Manual that are being implemented October 1st, 2016.  One webinar will cover the new MDS Section GG and Delirium and the other webinar is on General MDS Manual Updates.  Both webinars will be presented on multiple days at different times.  There is no cost for the webinars.

To sign up for these webinars:

  • Section GG and Delirium, multiple dates and times from August 26, 2016 through September 9, 2016 visit enrollment webpage here .
  • General MDS Manual Updates, multiple dates and times from September 12 through September 28, 2016 visit enrollment webpage here.

CMS S&C Memo:16-33-NH: Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Nursing Home Staff

  • Each resident has the right to be free from all types of abuse, including mental abuse. Mental abuse includes, but is not limited to, abuse that is facilitated or caused by nursing home staff taking or using photographs or recordings in any manner that would demean or humiliate a resident(s).
  • This CMS memo discusses the facility and State responsibilities related to the protection of residents

The CMS memo is available at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Downloads/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-16-33.pdf.

CMS S&C Memo 16-31-NH: Mandatory Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies and Assessment Factors Used to Determine the Seriousness of Deficiencies for Nursing Homes

  • CMS is implementing a national policy that requires the use of federal enforcement remedies when one or more residents suffer significant harm.
  • This new policy is effective for all surveys completed on or after September 1, 2016.

For more information you may visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/Survey-and-Cert-Letter-16-31.html?DLPage=1&DLEntries=10&DLFilter=nh&DLSort=2&DLSortDir=descending.

CMS has published the updated Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual and forms which will be effective 10/1/2016

Section GG Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNgQ3OSaxYg
Section GG Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1JdQxjNOqE
Section GG Part 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok3U2-mQymk
Section GG Part 4: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRmMT_uYS8Y

New Region 6 Manager

Laura Smith is the new Section for Long-Term Regulation Region 6 Program Manager.  Laura has been with the Section for over 16 years, and has held various positions as a Facility Advisory Nurse.  She has served as the interim Region 6 Program Manager in the past and most recently has been the complaint supervisor.  Laura may be reached at 573-751-2270 or by email at laura.smith@health.mo.gov.

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation has created a Guidelines for Facility Self-Reporting

This document summarizes the reporting requirements of certified and state only facilities and provides contact numbers and other important information.  The Guidelines for Facility Self Reporting is attached.

SAVE THE DATE – 2016 PROVIDER MEETINGS

Please join us for one of the 2016 Annual Long Term Care Provide Meeting.

Region 1 –September 15, 2016-
Cox Medical Center, South Foster Auditorium
3801 South National Avenue, Springfield

Region 2 –November 4, 2016-
Southeast HEALTH, Harrison Room
1701 Lacey Street Cape Girardeau

Region 3 –September 28, 2016-
Hilton Garden Inn Independence, Independence Room
19677 E. Jackson Drive, Independence

Region 4 –September 27, 2016-
Stoney Creek Inn, Frontier Room
1201 Woodbine Road, St. Joseph

Region 5 –September 22, 2016-
Macon Comfort Inn, Trophy/Maple Room
1821 North Missouri, Macon

Region 6 –October 17, 2016-
Governor’s Office Building, Room 450
200 Madison Street, Jefferson City

Region 7 –October 6, 2016-
Embassy Suites St. Louis Airport
11237 Lone Eagle Drive, Bridgeton

The Provider Meetings will continue to be held in two sessions, the first session will be for Residential Care Facilities/ Assisted Living Facilities and the second session will be for the Skilled Nursing Facilities/Intermediate Care Facilities.  This year in order to avoid repetition in the program we will conduct a combined session for all provider types to cover topics of interest relevant to all.  The combined session will run from 10:15 until noon.  This session will include a presentation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol as well as a presentation regarding involuntary discharge.  Registration is not required.  CEU’s will be available for Nursing Home Administrators.

Presentation handouts will not be available on the day of each meeting but may be printed from the attachments.  Please see the attached 2016 Provider Meeting Agenda and Handouts.

2016 Provider Meeting Agenda
Survey Preparedness-SLO
Discharge Notice Requirements
Enforcement Updates
Reporting and Policy Requirements
Survey Preparedness-SNF
2016 Provider Meeting LSC
Active Shooter -2016 (This was the presentation from Region 1; it is not guaranteed the presentation will be the exact same for all regions.)