National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Improved Care Transitions Conference Call – August 19th

Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

NYSDOH is currently implementing a CMS pilot survey process to evaluate Dementia care in SNF across the country as reported a couple weeks ago. On August 19, 2014, CMS is providing a free webinar on dementia care. NYSHFA advises SNF staff to register. See attached CMS document for more information and to register.

CMS is presenting a free conference call on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.  See announcement below for more details:

You must register directly through MLN Connects.  Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early.

During this MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, speakers will discuss the role of physician leadership in working with hospitalists to improve care transitions and the importance of open communication between physicians and nurse practitioners across care settings. CMS subject matter experts will provide National Partnership updates, share progress of the Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot, and discuss next steps. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

The CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing homes was developed to improve dementia care through the use of individualized, comprehensive care approaches. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. The goal of the partnership is to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications, as well as other potentially harmful medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well.


  • Partnership updates

  • Successful care transitions: Role of physician leadership and importance of open communication across care settings

  • Next steps

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

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Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20