CMS Region II and NYS Score Well on Reduction of Off-Label Antipsychotic Usage

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

CMS released results of the Nationally reported Quality Measure for Antipsychotic Medication usage for Quarter 1, 2011 through Quarter 1, 2013.  NYS has had one of the lowest rates over this entire period and, in addition, has reduced their percentage by an additional 8.27%.  NYSHFA has been an active partner of the NYS Dementia Coalition and also has provided multiple events on person centered care and alternate methods for behavior management and care planning interventions for needs based behaviors over the last several years.  See attached document for CMS regional and state by state comparisons.



Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15