CMS Compliance Group President Linda Elizaitis will be presenting “Understanding the Dementia Focused Survey” at the Memory Care Forum in Austin, TX on February 25-26, 2016. Linda’s session overview is as follows:
Understanding the Dementia Focused Survey
Linda Elizaitis, R.N., RAC-CT, B.S., President, CMS Compliance Group
The initial success that CMS has with its 2014 focused dementia care survey pilot led to 2015’s focused survey expansion. This survey, coupled with the addition of two new Quality Measures related to antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes, show that the Agency plans to pinpoint dementia care compliance for the foreseeable future. The presenter will provide an overview of the regulatory impetus for the dementia focused surveys and discuss the keys to successful survey outcomes related to dementia care and unnecessary medications.
- Discuss the regulatory history that created the need for focused survey types
- Prepare to leverage the Focused Dementia Survey Tools released in 2015 by CMS for use in facility practices and quality improvement initiatives
- Recognize the importance of the 2013 revised guidance at F-309 Quality of Care and F-329 Unnecessary Medications related to dementia care compliance and the focused survey initiative
- Describe the importance of non-pharmacological interventions in memory care and the potential impact on survey results