Revised CMS LTC Regulations, Survey Process and Critical Pathways – Webinar 3

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: November 8, 2020
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND explains the new Critical Pathways as a vital component of the CMS survey process, and your facility’s quality assurance improvement program.

Please note: This is Webinar 3 in the series. If you have not listened to Webinars 1 and 2, we suggest you do so.

The new Phase II LTC Requirements of Participation (ROP) and Survey Process is effective November 28, 2017 and integrating food, nutrition and dining are integral components for success.

This webinar will explore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities and the new Survey Process. In addition the Critical Pathways used to assess compliance for food/nutrition and dining will be presented as a vital component of the facility Quality Assurance Improvement Program.

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After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Present an overview of the CMS Phase 2 State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP surveyor Interpretive Guidance.
  2. Describe the new computer-based LTC Survey System related to nutrition.
  3. Discuss the revised nursing facility FTag renumbering system regulatory groups.
  4. Identify Critical Element Pathways, Probes and Potential Tags for Investigation.
  5. Locate training resources available.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: Recorded 137368
Activity Type: 175 Recorded Pre-Approved CPE
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 1070 Leadership, critical and strategic thinking
  • 5040 Long-term, intermediate, assisted living
  • 7100 Institution/Regulatory policies and procedures
  • 7160 Quality management

Additional Learning Needs Codes that may apply (including but not limited to): 3020, 3060, 4170, 4180, 4190, 5010, 5030, 5050, 5070, 5090

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.5.1 Stays current of, complies with and models national, state and local legislation, standards and organization policies.
  • 6.1.3 Establishes goals for improving quality of services provided.
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends.
  • 10.4.5 Adheres to legislation, regulations, standards and organization policies related to recommending, prescribing and dispensing vitamins and minerals, dietary supplements, functional foods and medical nutrition foods/products.

Additional Performance Indicators may apply (including but not limited to): 1.2.1, 3.1.3, 5.2.7, 6.1.7, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 8.2.5, 12.3.4, 12.3.8

Additional  Learning Need Codes and Performance Quality Indicators may also apply.

Brenda Richardson Webinar SpeakerBrenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND is President of Brenda Richardson MA, RDN, LD, CD, LLC  with has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda serves on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) IMPACT Act Task Force and the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Board of Directors for the Academy Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.

Disclosures: Brenda Richardson certifies that there are no disclosures for this webinar.