New Generations Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2014

The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 1, Winter 2014.  This issue is now available on our website, along with an archive of previous newsletters.  Please visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.

QAPI Six-Part Webinar Series

Building the Capacity for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plans

View all events on Primaris’ website at http://primaris.org/calendar/categories/show-mequality.

QAPI Super Users Groups

Discussion groups for nursing home professionals interested in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Visit http://primaris.org/news-events.

Primaris Announcement: Show-Me Quality Games

Show-Me Quality – QAPI in Action

There are currently 481 homes at the Copper level, and we challenge you to achieve the Bronze level in just two easy steps!  Send your team photo to tfisher@primaris.org, and attend two Show-Me Quality educational offerings.  To learn more, please visit http://primaris.org/services/quality-improvement-organization/show-me-quality-qapi-in-action and download the Show-Me Quality Games Program Guide.

The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change

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

Nursing Home Quality Initiatives – Questions and Answers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes national campaign coordination group developed a set of common questions and answers for nursing homes, in order to clarify how some of the many initiatives relate to and are aligned with each other.  The purpose is to help nursing homes better understand how to participate in and benefit from various initiatives.

  • Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
  • National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC)
  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
  • Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home’s Campaign
  • Alignment of Quality Initiatives

Questions include:

  • Must nursing homes use CMS QAPI tools and resources to be considered in compliance with the QAPI regulation?
  • What is the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC)?
  • What is a LAN?
  • How does the mission of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes align with non-pharmacological, person-centered care approaches?
  • What does a nursing home have to do to become part of Advancing Excellence?
  • How does QAPI overlap or align with topic specific initiatives such the NNHQCC, the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, and Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes?
  • If we participate in the NNHQCC or Advancing Excellence or the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, are we implementing QAPI?

Find the answers to these questions and more – click on the link below

CMSFAQsNHQualityInitiatives

This document is also available for download by visiting http://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/.

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/