National Provider Call on CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

Registration is now open for the national Provider Call on the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the national partnership to improve the quality of care provided to individuals with dementia living in nursing homes.  This partnership’s focus is on delivering health care that is person-centered, comprehensive and interdisciplinary.  By improving dementia care through the use of individualized, person-centered care approaches, CMS hopes to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well.  The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual.  While antipsychotic medications are the initial focus of the partnership, CMS recognizes that attention to other potentially harmful medications is also an important part of this initiative.
 
During this National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss the progress that has been made during the implementation of this national partnership, its successes, and next steps. Additional speakers will share some personal success stories from the field. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Following is an agenda for the call:

  • National partnership overview: Success through data
  • Stories from the field: State coalitions, providers, clinicians
  • Next Steps (Provider feedback &outreach strategies implemented successfully)
  • Question and answer session

Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders

Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website.  Registration will close at 12:00 pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.  Since exceptions will not be made you are encouraged to register early.

Presentation:  The presentation for this call will be posted on the FFS National Provider Calls webpage. A link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.