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On March 29, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new initiative aimed at improving behavioral health and safeguarding nursing home residents from unnecessary antipsychotic drug use. CMS launched this new initiative with a 1-hour video streaming event.
As part of the initiative, CMS developed a national action plan that will use a multidimensional approach including:
The action plan is targeted at enhancing person-centered care for nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia-related behaviors.
LeadingAge's senior vice president for public policy and advocacy, Dr. Cheryl Phillips, is a member of the CMS technical expert panel and has been working closely with the agency regarding the content of this initiative.
This program will be available for viewing up to one year following March 29, 2012, at SurveyorTraining.cms.hhs.gov.
This event is open to the public.
CMS will provide an overview of the national initiative, resources for technical assistance, and plans for upcoming educational offerings on this topic.
Handouts for this broadcast are available at: SurveyorTraining.cms.hhs.gov.
Join the following experts in the introduction of this national initiative, discussion of behavioral health opportunities and the announcement of upcoming training sessions:
State Survey Agencies, residents and family members, nursing home staff, clinicians, providers, advocates, CMS Regional Offices, and others (Non-Mandatory)