ExpiredNational Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call

  • September 15, 2016
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


This call focuses on effective care transitions between long-term and acute care settings, highlighting transitions that involve residents with dementia. This is critical for residents with dementia, as care transitions can cause heightened anxiety and aggression. Communication should be optimized, as care transitions are high-risk periods for nursing home residents. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session will follow the presentations.


  • Dr. Kevin Biese, University of North Carolina (UNC), Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Tammie Stanton, UNC Health Care System
  • Kathryn Weigel, Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center of Apex
  • Scott Bartlett, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments – Area Agency on Aging
  • Michele Laughman and Debbie Lyons, CMS

Target Audience

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


We will post the call presentation at least one day in advance on the MLN Connects National Provider Calls and Events webpage. We will post the audio recording and written transcript approximately 2 weeks after the call.

Registration will close at 12:00 PM ET on the day of the call or when available space has been filled.

Continuing Education Credit Information

Continuing education credits may be awarded by some organizations for participation in MLN Connects Calls. For more information, visit theContinuing Education Credit Information webpage.

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