National Provider Call: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes

  • 10 Jul 2013
  • 13:30 - 15:00
  • conference call

National Provider Call: CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes undefined Register Now

Wednesday, July 10; 1:30-3pm ET


CMS has developed a national partnership to improve the quality of care provided to individuals with dementia living in nursing homes. This partnership is focused on delivering health care that is person-centered, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary. By improving dementia care through the use of individualized, person-centered care approaches, CMS hopes to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. While antipsychotic medications are the initial focus of the partnership, CMS recognizes that attention to other potentially harmful medications is also an important part of this initiative.


During this National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss the progress that has been made during the implementation of this national partnership, its successes, and next steps. Additional speakers will share some personal success stories from the field. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.



  • National partnership overview: Success through data
  • Stories from the field: State coalitions, providers, clinicians
  • Next Steps        
    • Provider feedback
    • What outreach strategies have been successfully implemented and have led to meaningful change in nursing homes?
  • Question and answer session


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


Registration Information:  In order to receive call-in information, you must register for the call on the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls registration website. Registration will close at 12pm on the day of the call or when available space has been filled; no exceptions will be made, so please register early.


Presentation:  The presentation for this call will be posted on the FFS National Provider Calls web page. In addition, a link to the slide presentation will be emailed to all registrants on the day of the call.


Continuing education credit may be awarded for participation in certain CMS National Provider Calls. Visit the Continuing Education Credit Information web page to learn more.


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