• FY 2022 SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide (2/20)

    FY 2022 SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide (2/20)

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    Quick Reference Guide for FY 2022 is now available. The Quick Reference Guides provide high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links.

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  • FY 2021 SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide (2/20)

    FY 2021 SNF QRP Quick Reference Guide (2/20)

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    Quick Reference Guide for FY 2021 is now available. The Quick Reference Guides provide high-level information on the SNF Quality Reporting Program, including frequently asked questions and helpful links.

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  • CMS Proposes PASRR Changes (2/20)

    CMS Proposes PASRR Changes (2/20)

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    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 431, 433, 435, 441, and 483 [CMS-2418-P] RIN 0938-AT95 Medicaid Program; Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

    AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS.

    ACTION: Proposed rule.

    SUMMARY: This proposed rule would modernize the requirements for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR), currently referred to in regulation as Preadmission Screening and Annual Resident Review, by incorporating statutory changes, reflecting updates to diagnostic criteria for mental illness and intellectual disability, reducing duplicative requirements and other administrative burdens on State PASRR programs, and making the process more streamlined and person-centered.

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  • CMS QSO Memo Explains 2 New Toolkits  to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (2/20)

    CMS QSO Memo Explains 2 New Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (2/20)

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    CMS developed optional toolkits to aid nursing home teams with reducing adverse events and improving dementia care. These toolkits were the result of CMS work with nursing home Breakthrough Communities—a learning collaborative design where a subset of nursing homes joined learning sessions and team calls to learn about quality improvement concepts.

    Memorandum Summary

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the release of two toolkits that align with the CMS strategic initiative to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.

    • Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit – CMS has created a toolkit that offers education and person-centered, practical interventions that nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and bedside staff can implement to promote high-quality sleep for residents living with dementia.

    • Head-to-Toe Infection Prevention (H2T) Toolkit – CMS has created a toolkit that offers educational materials and practical interventions for bedside staff designed to prevent common infections by improving activities of daily living (ADL) care.

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  • Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit From CMS (2/20)

    Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit From CMS (2/20)

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    As many as 70% of adults with dementia experience sleep disturbances, which are associated with various negative health outcomes. High quality sleep is necessary for optimal cognitive and physical functioning, especially for residents who already experience cognitive decline due to dementia. The DREAM Toolkit provides educational material and practical tools for nursing home staff to help all residents living with dementia improve sleep quality. Nursing homes can choose from a variety of strategies in the DREAM Toolkit to help improve quality of life and quality of care, especially for residents living with dementia.

    The DREAM Toolkit consists of the following components:

    1) Implementation Guide

    2) Handbook

    3) Sleep Matters Video: https://youtu.be/2Ub55iKej84  

    4) Pocket Guide for Clinical Teams

    5) Sleep Environment Improvement Tool

    6) Resident Preferences Tool

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