This session will provide a high-level overview of the more than 700-page final rule. There is a phase-in of the requirements and we will focus on the portions of the rule that are in Phase One. Following the session, there will be a question and answer period.
CMS goals and objectives for new rules as stated in the CMS executive summary of the rule:
“Consolidated Medicare and Medicaid requirements for participation (requirements) for long term care (LTC) facilities (42 CFR part 483, subpart B) were first published in the Federal Register on February 2, 1989 (54 FR 5316). These regulations have been revised and added to since that time, principally as a result of legislation or a need to address a specific issue. However, they have not been comprehensively reviewed and updated since 1991 (56 FR 48826, September 26, 1991), despite substantial changes in service delivery in this setting. Since the current requirements were developed, significant innovations in resident care and quality assessment practices have emerged. In addition, the population of LTC facilities has changed and has become more diverse and more clinically complex. Over the last two to three decades, extensive, evidence-based research has been conducted and has enhanced our knowledge about resident safety, health outcomes, individual choice, and quality assurance and performance improvement. In light of these changes, we recognized the need to evaluate the regulations on a comprehensive basis, from both a structural and a content perspective.”
Major Emphasis in the requirements are focused on:
• Person-Centered Care
• Competency-based design of Staff training and scheduling
• Care planning for Quality of Care & Quality of Life with emphasis on person-
centered goals as well as involvement in decision-making
• Changing Patient Population to include behavioral health
• Focus on prevention of adverse events to include medication management,
Quality Assurance and Assessment (QAPI) and Infection prevention.
To accomplish this, CMS added new requirements where necessary, eliminating duplicative or unnecessary provisions, and reorganizing the regulations as appropriate. Many of the revisions are aimed at aligning requirements with current clinical practice standards.
Who Should Attend
Directors of Nursing
Professional Nursing STaff
Quality Improvement Personnel
Dept. Heads/ Supervisory Staff
Corporate Office Staff
This program offers 4.5 contact hours for nursing home administrators. The North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association is a Registered Sponsor of continuing education with the NC State Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators. Comments regarding the Registered Sponsor Course may be addressed to: NCBENHA, 3733 National Drive, Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27612.
NCHCFA will issue a certificate of completion for 4.5 education contact hours for all other disciplines.
The cost to attend this seminar is $205 for members and $410 for non-members. This fee includes handouts, snacks, and lunch. YOU CAN REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE! TO REGISTER, GO TO http://NursingHomesNC.com AND CLICK ON Introduction to 2016 Requirements of Participation. Members may be invoiced. Non-members must submit payment online or mail with registration. Registration is open to anyone who would like to attend.
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