CMS December 1, 2015 National Provider Call Recording


This MLN Connects® National Provider Call focuses on nursing home providers, as well as transitions of care between acute and long-term settings. A physician shares approaches to effectively manage high-risk medications, and a pharmacist discusses the importance of drug regimen reviews and medication reconciliation. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts update you on the progress of the National Partnership and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session follows the presentations.

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI are partnering on MLN Connects Calls to broaden discussions related to quality of life, quality of care, and safety issues. The National Partnership was developed to improve dementia care in nursing homes through the use of individualized, comprehensive care approaches to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications. QAPI standards expand the level and scope of quality activities to ensure that facilities continuously identify and correct quality deficiencies and sustain performance improvement.

Discussion Topics:

Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.

Call Materials:

Slide Presentation [PDF, 2MB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 18MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 374KB]


To register for an MLN Connects Call, please visit the MLN Connects Event Registration website.

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For More Information:

For more information, please visit the following websites: National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, QAPI and Hand in Hand.