Update! CMS LTC Survey Citations and New Revisions Webinar

Credits: 1.5
Course Expiration: September 19, 2021
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDM
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Course Expiration: September 19, 2021

In this update with Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND you’ll learn which tags are being cited as well as new revisions to the Critical Element Pathways.  

The new LTC Survey Process and Phase II Requirements for Nutrition, effective 11/28/17, encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags and surveyor guidance. This webinar will review the most recent CASPER data including the most common deficiencies related to food/nutrition/dining areas being cited across the nation along with Enforcement Actions that have occurred 1/1/2018 thru 8/2018.

Current revisions in Critical Element Pathways will be presented with overviews of CMS key initiatives impacting LTC and nutritional services. This session provides attendees with a current snapshot of focus areas and offers a glimpse of key changes so you can be prepared and achieve positive survey outcomes.

This update will also include an overview of the New Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will be coming soon, and clarification of some topics related to food/nutrition/dining presented to CMS for clarification.

This CPE course is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals to advance and improve care for people with diabetes using evidence-based guidelines. The course and the required reading provide up to date diabetes standards of care.
- Lisa Brown, RDN, LD, CDCES
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes: Best Practices 2021 and Beyond Self Study Course

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

1. Identify the most current commonly CMS cited FTags related to Food, Nutrition and Dining.
2. Describe updated revisions to LTC Survey System Forms/Critical Pathways related to nutrition.
3. Explain current CMS initiatives impacting LTC and nutrition.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, CDEs and CBDMs

CDR Activity Number: Live 143331/Recorded 144015
Activity Type: 171 Live Webinar OR 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, HCFA, OBRA, Joint Commission, NCQA, OSHA, USDA
  • 7160 Quality management

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 1.2.1 Identifies and takes the appropriate steps to maintain and enhance competence
  • 1.5.1 Stays current of, complies with and models national, state and local legislation, policies and standards
  • 6.1.3 Establishes goals for improving quality of services provided
  • 8.3.6 Keeps abreast of current nutrition and dietetics knowledge and trends

Additional CDR Performance Indicators that may apply: 10.4.5, 12.3.4, 12.3.8, 6.1.7, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 3.1.3, 5.2.7, 8.2.5

Note: Numerous Other Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators May Apply.


This course is also approved by the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CDBM).

Hours: 1.5 General CE

Approval Number: 163883

Each CDM in attendance will be required to report their CE hours by logging into their online account at www.ANFPonline.org.
CDMs are to retain a copy of the certificate of completion in the event they are audited.

From CBDM: “All CBDM Prior Approved programs are subjected to the CE hour limitations for a program type as defined by CBDM policy. For more information, please refer to The CBDM Guide to Maintaining your Credential”.

Brenda 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.


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