Nursing Home Care – Resources

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The Magic of PsychPharm in Long-term Care

Reducing unnecessary medication use in long-term care is a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) priority and a best practice. In this Telligen webinar recorded in June 2019, the Colorado Dementia Partnership presents new tools and resources to help nursing homes maximize the ever- important psychopharmacology meetings.

Psychopharmacology Meeting for Long Term Care Communities with Tracking Tool

The Psychopharmacology (“PsychPharm”) Meeting is an opportunity for the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to review psychotropic medication usage in the nursing home to ensure that: Medications are being prescribed for appropriate indications. Dose reductions are attempted at the required interval, unless contraindicated. Documentation justifies the continued use of medication. Non-pharmacological, person-centered approaches to treat symptoms have …

Checklist for Medicare and Medicaid Programs Reform of Requirements for Long-term Care Facilities

This checklist, created by Telligen in May 2019, is designed to help nursing homes self-monitor ongoing compliance with Medicare and Medicaid Programs Reform of Requirements for Long-term Care Facilities. It is intended to guide regular review of the regulations and support nursing home efforts to always be survey-ready.

Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating System: Resetting Your Course

The April 2019 changes to the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System will significantly affect nursing homes nationwide. These changes will impact your overall score and all three Five-Star domains: the Health Inspection domain, the Staffing domain, and the Quality Measures (QM) domain. This includes the unfreezing of the Health Inspection domain, new and …

How to Access Your MDS 3.0 CASPER Facility Level Report

Use this tool, created by Telligen in April 2019, to learn how to access the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Facility Level Quality Measure (QM) Report through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) Reporting System. This report displays each QM’s numerator …

Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes: Barriers and Mitigation Strategies, Part Two

In part two of this webinar series recorded in April 2019, Dr. Elizabeth Soda and Telligen Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator Stacy Gordon review the current recommendations for hand hygiene as well as hand hygiene misconceptions, barriers and strategies for success.

Managing Pain and Understanding Opioids: A Guide for Residents and Families in Nursing Homes

Nursing home teams and other healthcare professionals can use this Telligen presentation developed in March 2019 to help educate nursing home residents, families and representatives about pain management and opioid therapy. . This presentation is intended to be used as an educational resource to share directly with your residents and families or their representatives, so …

Recruitment and Retention of Millennials in Long-Term Care

This Telligen webinar recorded in March 2019 with Roberta L. Harrison, PhD, RN, is for long-term care professionals seeking to strengthen staff retention. The presentation addresses questions like these: How do different generations of nurses view work, professional growth, communication and recognition? Is a job posting enough to recruit millennials? What does the millennial nurse …

Revisiting Critical Elements of the QAPI Plan: Be Prepared When the CMS Temporary Enforcement Remedies of 2017 Expire

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) November 2017 memo from the Survey and Certification group that issued a 18-month moratorium suspending civil monetary penalties for certain Phase Two requirements of the CMS nursing home Requirements of Participation will soon expire. This includes Tag F865- QAPI Plan. Now is the time to ensure your …

QAPI Relay – Long-Stay Quality Measure Coding Improvements: Worsening Independent Movement

This 30-minute webinar recorded in March 2019 is a continuation of the Telligen QAPI Relay Series. During this webinar, the Telligen team discusses the long-stay quality measure, “Residents Whose Ability to Move Independently Worsened” and reviews how to code this measure in section G along with ways to improve your coding.