CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes- KHCA/KCAL Office

Hayden Parker

Join KHCA Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00pm in the KHCA/KCAL conference room for this very special national provider call from CMS on the CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing homes. This event is free and open to all providers. Plan to stay and discuss what’s happening in Kansas. Please RSVP to so we can have an idea of the number of people who will be joining us.


The CMS National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing homes was developed to improve dementia care through the use of individualized, comprehensive care approaches. The partnership promotes a systematic process to evaluate each person and identify approaches that are most likely to benefit that individual. The goal of the partnership is to continue to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications, as well as other potentially harmful medications in nursing homes and eventually other care settings as well.

During this MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, a CMS subject matter expert will discuss the critical role of both state and federal surveyors in the implementation of the partnership. Additional speakers will be presenting on the importance of leadership, as well as the strong correlation that exists between proper pain assessment and antipsychotic medication use. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.


  • Role of Surveyor
  • Importance of Leadership
  • Proper Pain Assessment
  • Next Steps

Target Audience

Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders