CMS Reform of LTC Requirements: Final Rule


Instructor: Carmen Bowman
Product ID: 705557

  • Duration: 90 Min
This webinar will be an overview of changes. A strong professional of any discipline knows the regulations. When surveyors conduct an annual survey of a nursing home, the professionals working there are held accountable to these federal regulations.
Last Recorded Date: Jan-2018


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Why Should You Attend:

CMS states that its Reform of Requirements for LTC Facilities issued Sept. 2016 is in part due to the advances of person centered care which is now interwoven throughout the new regulations. The CMS definition of person centered care is basically the definition of culture change. Phase I implementation was Nov. 2016, Phase II in Nov. 2017, Phase III Nov. 2019. New interpretive guidance and tag numbers came into effect on Nov. 2017. In an overview format, learn the requirements - what’s new and what remains - as well as the many culture change wins.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Important dates: the three Phases mentioned in the description
  • Important information regarding new survey process: components of the new survey
  • New areas highlighted:
    • Facility Assessment
    • Compliance and Ethics program
    • QAPI
    • Training
    • Infection Preventionist.
    • Grievance Official
    • Antibiotic stewardship and more
  • Culture change practices imbedded in new regulations highlighted

Who Will Benefit:

Any person working in or with a nursing home

  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Dietitians
  • Dietary managers
  • Therapists
  • Administrators
  • Social workers
  • Activity professionals
  • Recreation therapists, etc.
Instructor Profile:
Carmen Bowman

Carmen Bowman
Consultant, Edu-Catering

Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums sponsored by CMS and the Pioneer Network. She facilitated the Pioneer Network Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. She serves on the Pioneer Network Policy committee which meets with CMS Division of Nursing Homes quarterly. She co-authored The Power of Language to Create Culture, Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life, and facilitated the first Surplus Safety Symposium. Carmen has a Master's degree in Healthcare Systems, a Bachelor's in Social Work and German, is a Certified Eden Associate and Eden Mentor, Certified Validation Worker, Group Practitioner and recently Presenter. She co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, and with Action Pact has authored eight culture change workbooks plus hosts a monthly web culture change talk show called Conversations with Carmen. Currently she is writing her ninth book for Health Professions Press Changing Culture with Little Worry about Money or Regulation.

Topic Background:

CMS developed new requirements of nursing homes certified to receive Medicaid and/or Medicare which came out Nov. 2016. Some requirements were in effect then known as Phase 1. Phase 2 is upon us Nov. 2017 and Phase 3 takes place Nov. 2019. Evidences of the 20 year culture change movement exist in the new requirements, there are many wins for the persons living in the nursing home.

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