MC5 Regional Meetings – November, 2013

  • November 8, 2013:   East

Music & Memory:  Bringing Joy to Persons with Dementia Through Personalized Music

Location:  Brentwood Community Center, Rm. 104, 2505 South Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood.  RSVP to Ruthie at 314-801-0446 or rrochman@alz.org.

 

  • November 19, 2013:   East Central

Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care

In 2012, Missouri was selected by Pioneer Network to participate in the National Learning Collaborative: Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care.  In Missouri, 19 homes completed the 16-month collaborative, putting in place four foundational practices – consistent assignment, huddles, involving CNAs in care planning, and Quality Improvement closest to the resident – and then using the practices to individualize care for improvements in high priority clinical areas, such as reducing falls, alarms, rehospitalizations, antipsychotic medications, and pressure ulcers.  View the video documenting some of the incredible results experienced by Missouri homes that participated:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8teFIKGLHg.

The national collaborative has concluded, but it is not too late for your team!  MC5 and Primaris are partnering to bring the learning collaborate tools to the East Central Region.  Monthly meetings will be facilitated by Primaris Program Manager Nursing Home Services, Alexis Roam, MSN, RN.  To learn more and join the collaborative, plan to attend the next East Central MC5 meeting.  Your home does not have to be in the East Central region to participate.  Location:  Presbyterian Manor, 1200 Homelife Plaza, Rolla.  RSVP to Mary Ehrenreich at 314-801-0462 or mary.ehrenreich@alz.org; or Tracy Rosenow at 573-265-3271 or tracy.rosenow@mvc.dps.mo.gov. View the flyer here: MC5 and Primaris – Using MDS as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care

 

  • November 20, 2013:  Northwest

Durable Power of Attorneys and the Appointed Decision Maker – presented by Attorney Doug Tschauder.  Appointed Decision Makers in Long-Term Care – presented by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation Supervisor Jamie Dixon.

Location:  East Hills Library, 502 North Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph.  RSVP to Karen Fletchall at wccc.karen@yahoo.com or 660-564-3304, or Freda Miller at fmiller@nwmoaaa.org or 660-822-6209. 

 

  • November 27, 2013:  Northeast

Music & Memory

Location:   Loch Haven Senior Living Community Apartments, New Activity Room, 701 Sunset Hills Dr., Macon.  RSVP to Wendy or Katie at 660-385-3113. 

Visit the NEW Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website at www.momc5.com/

 

Resident Safety Culture Survey – What do You Need to Improve?

September 25, 2013:  Show-Me Quality – QAPI in Action Webinar Series

This program will help QAPI and operational leaders understand how the survey can support their program.  Learn more about the survey itself and how the Center for Patient Safety can provide a web-based version which requires very little administrative time.  Visit http://primaris.org/node/1746 or Click here to register.

New Data Show Antipsychotic Drug Use is Down in Nursing Homes Nationwide

Nursing homes are using antipsychotics less and instead pursuing more patient-centered treatment for dementia and other behavioral health care, according to new data released on Nursing Home Compare in July by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Please read this press release on the CMS website:  www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases-Items/2013-08-27.html.

Enhanced Well-Being: The Key to Reducing Antipsychotic Drugs

NEW!  Event for Long-Term Care Providers!  9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 3, 2013: Join Dr. G. Allen Power, internationally acclaimed gerontologist, author and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester.

  • Understand how people with dementia communicate their needs and emotions and the ways antipsychotic reduction benefits both your home and your residents.
  • Discover how your team – CNAs, Activity Directors, DONs, Floor Nurses, Administrators – can work together to improve residents’ quality of life.
  • Decode distress through communication for better care.

CEUs available!  Location:  Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, St. Louis.

Please view the flyer with registration form here:  Enhanced Well-Being – Dr. Power October 3, 2013, or visit www.primaris.org/node/1746.

Advancing Excellence Announces Nine New Quality Goals and Updated Tools

The Advancing Excellence Campaign has announced its completion of nine new quality goals and toolkits and will feature them in a free, informational webinar on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

The Campaign’s objective is to engage and challenge nursing homes to provide valuable data as well as make quality improvements.  It envisions every nursing home resident in America experiencing person-centered quality of life as a result of a stable and empowered workforce, dedicated to improving clinical and organizational outcomes, and engaging in open communication and transparency.

Please view the Advancing Excellence Press Release 08-20-13 or visit www.nhqualitycampaign.org/.

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) – Rule Promulgation Update

The target release date of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is December, 2013. The publication of the proposed rule allows the public to submit written comments for consideration before publishing of the final rule. You may visit Reginfo.gov for more information at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201304&RIN=0938-AR61

Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. To learn more about QAPI, visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/QAPI/NHQAPI.html.

Primaris is Missouri’s federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).  QAPI information is available online at http://primaris.org/.

SHOW-ME QUALITY – QAPI IN ACTION Webinars

August 9, 2013:  Resident Safety Culture Success Stories

Learn about the National TeamSTEPPS program and Just Culture.  For more information, please visit Primaris at www.primaris.org/node/1715 or Click Here to Reserve your Webinar seat now.

August 20, 2013:  Summary of CMS Updates for Antipsychotic Medication Use for People with Dementia

Tracy Niekamp, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, will provide a summary of the recently updated guidelines survey teams will use to investigate and determine compliance regarding antipsychotic medication use for people with dementia.  Valuable resources and insights will be shared regarding compliance and quality care.  For more information, please visit Primaris at www.primaris.org/node/1715 or Click Here to Reserve your Webinar seat now.

QAPI in Action: Rapid Cycle Improvement Webinar

July 16, 2013:  David Gifford, MD, MPH, will review the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model and the rapid-cycle improvement method.  Strategies of how to incorporate rapid-cycle techniques into your organization and the daily workflow will be provided by using examples of rehospitalization and antipsychotics reduction efforts.  To learn more about this webinar, please view the flyer:  QAPI in Action – Rapid Cycle Improvement Webinar  or click here.

2013 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation

2013 Annual Long-Term Care Provider Meetings 

 

Presentations

Risky Business – Honoring Controversial Resident Choices

Appropriate Responses Resident to Resident Altercations

Putting Your Best Forward for IDR

QAPI – From Introduction to Application

ELDA The Bluffs Admission-Discharge Journey

How CPS can Help you Implement QAPI in a Confidential Environment

 

 Agendas available below – times vary for each regional meeting

 
  • July 12 (Friday) 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Region 1:  Cox Medical Center South, Foster Auditorium, 3801 S National Ave, Springfield
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 1 SPRINGFIELD

 

  • July 15 (Monday) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Region 2:  Drury Lodge, State Room, 104 S Vantage Dr, Cape Girardeau
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 2 CAPE GIRARDEAU

 

  • July 22 (Monday) Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Region 7:  Crowne Plaza St. Louis – Clayton Hotel, Windsor Room, 7750 Carondelet Ave, St Louis
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 7 ST LOUIS

 

  • July 23 (Tuesday) Noon – 4:00 p.m. – Region 6:  Governor’s Office Building, Room 450, 200 Madison St, Jefferson City
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 6 JEFFERSON CITY

 

  • July 25 (Thursday) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Region 4:  Stoney Creek Inn, Frontier Room, 1201 Woodbine Rd, St Joseph
  PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 4 ST JOSEPH

 

  • July 26 (Friday) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Region 3:  Truman Medical Center Lakewood, Truman Room II (Lakewood Entrance), 7900 Lee’s Summit Rd, Kansas City
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 3 KANSAS CITY

 

  • July 29 (Monday) 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Region 5:  Quality Inn & Suites, Paradise Room, 120 Lindsey Dr, Hannibal
PROVIDER MEETING 2013 AGENDA REGION 5 HANNIBAL 

 

Primaris Presents: Using PDSA to Prevent Free Fallin’

View flyer here:  Primaris Presents Prevent Falls-QAPI June 2013

June 7, 2013:  Kansas City

June 14, 2013:  Columbia

June 21, 2013:  Springfield

June 28, 2013:  Chesterfield

Join Primaris for a free workshop to help homes achieve their goals for reduced falls and prepare for QAPI.  This session is designed to be interactive, practical, and applicable for your entire team.  Networking and sharing best practices will be promoted throughout the session.  NHA PC hours may be purchased at the event.  During this interactive session, we will:

  • Explore fall management quality improvement techniques
  • Practice techniques used in the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) cycle
  • Prepare for the upcoming QAPI requirement
  • Maximize your resources and improve care for residents

A QAPI and Compliance Approach to Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls

May 17, 2013

Conversations with Carmen – Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls Webinar Series

Guest:  Matt Younger, Administrator, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Our conversation will revolve around looking at root cause analysis and quality assurance / process improvement as they pertain to regulatory compliance and alternatives to alarms.  We will review how and why alarms are falling out of favor among both researchers and regulators and how alarm usage can invite additional scrutiny during survey.  We will also analyze whether alarms can conceivably be a restraint in some cases and potentially meet CMS’ own definition of convenience at Tag F221 Restraints.

Please visit the website at www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

QAPI is Coming Seminar

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Seminar

Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act requires that all nursing homes develop QAPI programs.

“QAPI is Coming” to a location near you.

April 15, 2013: Macon

April 16, 2013: Kansas City

April 17, 2013: Columbia

April 18, 2013: Cape Girardeau

April 19, 2013: St Louis

Click on flyer here: MANHA QAPI or visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators (MANHA) website at www.mlnha.org/conventions-1-day-seminars/.

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)

Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs.  These are different from Q.A. programs. 

QAPI emphasizes prevention of adverse events rather than reaction to adverse events.  It emphasizes promotion of safety and quality throughout the entire organization (not just nursing) and focuses on reducing risks to residents and caregivers both. 

Please visit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website for more information at cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/QAPI.html

Primaris is Missouri’s federally designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO).  QAPI information is available online at www.primaris.org/qapi

More updates regarding QAPI will be announced over the next several months.

MC5 Regional Meetings – March 2013

For more information, please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website.

March 8, 2013:  East

Culture Change for Surveyors
State Culture Change Coordinator Sam Plaster will share the Culture Change for Surveyors training course that is being provided to all of Missouri’s long-term care surveyors and inspectors.  Location:  Brentwood Community Center, Brentwood. 

March 13, 2013:  West Central

Moving In! Advancing Excellence Field Operations Manager Carol J. Scott will be discussing culture change and the admission process.  Location:  Methodist Church, Sedalia. 

March 14, 2013:  North Central

Creating a Culture of Person Centered Care:  Culture Change 101
Presented by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator.  Location:   Livingston County Public Library, Chillicothe.

To better serve the north central region of the state, MC5 is considering establishing a new regional group.  In addition to the presentation topic above, the purpose of this meeting is to help determine if there is sufficient interest in the area.  If you would like a regional group to be established in the area, please plan on attending. 

March 15, 2013:  Poplar Bluff

Moving In!  Advancing Excellence Field Operations Manager Carol J. Scott will be discussing culture change and the admission process.  Location:  Department of Health and Senior Services, Poplar Bluff.

March 19, 2013:  East Central

There’s No Place Like Home: Environmental Changes that Facilitate Your Culture Change Journey

Presented by Alzheimer’s Association Professional Education Coordinator Zoe Dearing.  Location:  Gibbs Care Center, Steelville. 

March 20, 2013:  Northwest

QAPI at a Glance

Don Earnheart, MS, will discuss how QAPI differs from Quality Assessment and Assurance, what homes are required to do now, and various requirements they will need to build over the next 18 months.  Mr. Earnheart has over 30 years experience within the health care industry.  He currently serves as Program Manager for Patient Safety-Hospitals with Missouri’s Quality Improvement Organization, Primaris.  Location:  East Hills Library, St. Joseph.

March 27, 2013:  Northeast

We will be viewing a chapter of The Parkinson Journey: From Diagnosis to Treatment – Caring for Nursing Home Residents with PD.  A learning circle discussion will follow.  Location:  Mountain View Activity Room, Loch Haven, 701 Sunset Hills Dr., Macon.

For more information, please visit the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) website.