What’s next for CMS in their efforts to continue to promote resident-centered care? October 2018 brought new MDS item changes and November 2018 started the final Phase III of the LTC Mega Rule campaign that was initiated in 2016 - the most expansive regulatory changes in long-term care in years. CDMs and nutrition/dietary departments benefited in a HUGE way. As CDM professionals, it is imperative to stay abreast of these changes and implement the departmental tasks required to solidify the importance placed on the CDM title and the role this position now holds in your community's long-term care team! Join us and understand the facts to be successful and compliant with these new rules!
Upon completion of this course, the successful learner will be able to:
- Outline the October 2018 changes to the MDS
- Review the CMS Mega Rule specifics for Phase III (2019) and recap current Phase II areas of concern for our Food & Nutrition Services Departments
- Discuss the CDM/Nutrition Team duties required to meet regulatory compliance/continuous quality improvement
Speaker: Barbara Thomsen, CDM, CFPP, RAC-CT, ICAC is a resident assessment coordinator and an adjunct instructor with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, having worked in facilities, government roles, and in many national board positions. She has conducted numerous long-term care educational sessions across the country and is currently an Independent Health Care Consultant/Educator for ANFP as the Education & Regulatory Outreach Consultant.
Course login is valid for 1 year from date of purchase. No online course extensions will be granted. All online courses are non-refundable. CE credit will be given upon successful completion of all required areas of the course including the quiz and evaluation form.
This course is a level II continuing competence.
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