CMS Final Rule: Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Thu, Aug 31, 2017
90 minutes
Product Description

Understanding the CMS Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities Final Rule

CMS issued the Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care (LTC) facilities: Final Rule on Sept. 28, 2016. The implementation deadline for Phase I was November 28, 2016. The reform is a 712-page document. The majority explains CMS’s response to public comments, rationale for decisions, implementation timeframes, predicted costs, in addition to the 104 pages of new regulations. Your understanding of the new CMS regulations is crucial. You are stronger when you are grounded in what federal regulations require. Consider them a foundation for your work. There are many myths out there, it is easy in business to blame the state, “The state says…” Know the regulations yourself, especially the new ones.

Join this session by expert speaker Carmen Bowman and learn the new requirements (last regulation changes were in 1991) – what’s new and what remains, as well as some culture change wins. In this session, Carmen will brainstorm ways to comply that don’t cost a lot of money; many culture change practices cost nothing. This session will provide a quick review of all of the regulations which you may not have had time to study yourself. After attending this session, you will know what regulations pertain to your work. You will not be dependent upon others to tell you what they are, especially since sometimes people who you ask don’t really know. This session will give you the confidence to feel stronger in your daily work.

Session Highlights

  • Which requirements remain the same
  • Which requirements are new
  • Deadlines for new requirements to be implemented
  • Some of CMS’s rationale for changes
  • Culture change wins
  • Best practices reflected in the new requirements
  • Implementing culture change/best practices to assist with compliance
  • CMS plans for new interpretive guidance and new survey process

Session Agenda

  • CMS reform of requirements for LTC facilities: Final rule
  • Resident rights §483.10
  • True QAPI: Daily decision making
  • Tag 550 resident rights
  • Environment artifacts from artifacts of culture change (CMS and edu-catering)
  • Grievances
  • Freedom from abuse, neglect, exploitation §483.12
  • Admission, transfer and discharge rights §483.15
  • Resident assessments §483.20
  • Comprehensive person-centered care plans §483.21
  • Trauma-informed care resources
  • Quality of life §483.24   
  • Quality of care §483.25
  • Physician services §483.30
  • Nursing services §483.35
  • Behavioral health services
  • Guidance §483.40(b)(3)
  • Pharmacy services §483.45
  • New laboratory, radiology, other diagnostic services §483.50
  • Dental services §483.55
  • Food and nutrition services §483.60
  • Administration §483.70
  • New quality assurance and performance improvement §483.75
  • Infection control §483.80
  • New compliance and ethics program §483.85
  • Physical environment §483.90
  • New training requirements §483.95
  • Resources
  • References

Who Should Attend

Any person working in any nursing home certified for Medicare and/or Medicaid services

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About Our Speaker

Carmen Bowman


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...   More Info
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