CMS Issues S&C memo on Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

CMS just released information related to the pilot Dementia Focused Surveys conducted within the last year. NYS was in the first pilot group. Attached is the S&C letter describing the pilot and also the tools they have used and revised to allow SNF to individually assess their dementia care programs. They do not indicate, at this time, how they will change the current survey process, but NYSHFA strongly encourages members to use these documents to evaluate and update your current programming as needed.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

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