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Session Description: Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed sweeping changes to the long-term care (LTC) regulations, the first major overhaul since 1991. This session will explore the new proposals, highlighting the areas of major overhaul, particularly those that have implications for practitioners in LTC facilities. Even though the regulations will not be finalized by the time of the presentation, they present an insight into CMS’s perception of the industry and steps that can be taken to improve quality care and outcomes in a patient centered delivery model. We will discuss the proposed regulations in the context of the increasing strict regulatory enforcement environment confronting LTC facilities and practitioners. Understanding the larger regulatory enforcement environment, including recent government investigations of nursing homes, will further enhance practitioners’ proficiency with survey compliance and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Identify major regulatory changes to the long-term care requirements of participation proposed by CMS and the implications for practitioners and facilities.
Develop strategies for improving collaboration with the interdisciplinary team to improve care delivery as described in the proposed regulations.
Describe the regulatory enforcement environment and appreciate the importance of ensuring compliance with existing regulations while moving facilities and practices to improve the delivery of quality care.
Analyze opportunities for improvement in current practices within long-term care facilities using the proposed regulations as guidance.