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Thursday, March 22

8:00am MST

TH5 | The Practical Application of MDS (Minimum Data Set) and Other Available Data to Improve Site-Specific Quality Measure Performance
This session will present novel approaches to using a skilled nursing facility's own quality measure data to engage its medical director, unify its healthcare team, and improve quality measure performance.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Determine how to use their Quality Measure data to engage the leadership and accountability of their Medical Director.
(2) Describe novel methods for creating high impact presentations of Quality Measure data.
(3) Use a SNF's Quality Measure data to unify their healthcare team and motivate improved performance.
(4) DIcuss the value of trending, tracking, and visualizing their Quality Measure data as a means to improve Quality Measure scores.

avatar for Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD

Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD

Kevin O’Neil, MD, FACP, is the Chief Medical Officer for Ascension Senior Living. He was formerly the Chief Medical Officer at Brookdale Senior Living (BSL) from 2006 until October 2016. Dr. O’Neil is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Aging Studies at the University of... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 8:00am - 11:30am MST
Dallas 5-6
  Medical Direction

1:30pm MST

TH12 | Unleash the Power of Performance Improvement in Your Facility by Stopping the Madness of Data Insanity
Never before have PA/LTC facilities been held more accountable or more scrutinized internally as well as publicly. Yet, many facilities have little or no experience in analyzing data. Using data to identify, and impact, areas of performance improvement is a major function of quality assurance and performance improved (QAPI) success. Unfortunately, staff get stuck wasting time, and money, comparing this month’s measures to numbers last month or last quarter, because they don’t know what to do differently. This session is going to be an eye-opening, no holds barred expose of what we are doing wrong with data and how to make it right. We will delve deeper into the data facets of QAPI using real facility examples to demonstrate how to use data for sustainable process improvement. This will be an interactive session with participation opportunities and clear guidance on strategies for change. It’s time we solve long-standing problems in our facilities for good, and for the greater good.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize the futility and unintended misleading effects of common analyses like bar graphs, trend lines, rankings, and benchmarking and more importantly, what to do differently.
(2) Demonstrate how process-oriented thinking is crucial to every improvement effort.
(3) Explain common cause and special cause variation, and how this knowledge will transform improvement efforts.
(4) Discuss how to choose the right improvement strategy based on the type of variation identified.

avatar for Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD

Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD

Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD, has been in private medical practice in the Capital District area of New York for 30 years. He has been an attending physician and medical director for many facilities over these years. He is a member of AMDA and has been on the AMDA Board of Directors most... Read More →
avatar for Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW, is a clinical educator with over 25 years’ health care experience. Ms. Hector gives workshops and seminars across the country on diverse topics related to post-acute and long-term care. Published in 2016, she authored two chapters for a textbook titled Managing... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Medical Direction
Friday, March 23

11:00am MST

FR5 | Apathy: Treating What can be Overlooked in LTC Facilities
Apathy is a common disorder, but can be easily overlooked. Treatment requires multidisciplinary approaches based on the understanding of apathy from the biomedical, psychological, and socio environmental aspects. This session reviews the definition of apathy, its effects, physiological implications, and approaches used to detect, treat, and manage elderly patients experiencing apathy in LTC facilities. The goal of this session is to increase the recognition of apathy and enhance the role and functions of the interdisciplinary team caring for patients dealing with apathy in LTC facilities.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Define, and discuss the diagnostic criteria and effects of Apathy on patients in LTC facilities.
(2) Describe the physiological implications of Apathy: Differential Diagnosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and Apathy.
(3) Discuss approaches and demonstrate the use of screening tools used to detect, treat and manage patients experiencing apathy in LTC facilities.
(4) Demonstrate strategies to foster effective communication, role and functions of the interdisciplinary team, patients, families and caregivers.

Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Clinical Medicine

1:30pm MST

FR14 | Advanced Care Planning: Using the PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly Model Practice)
This session will demonstrate the benefits of integrating the National PACE Association (NPA) model practices in discussion of goals of care in LTC facilities. The three presenters will discuss how the NPA model practice was developed and the synergies that these model practices bring to LTC facilities. The presenters will also detail the “nuts and bolts” in implementing these goals of care discussion including approaches to staffing, training, care coordination, as well as with challenges and opportunities. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to explore with presenters the details of the program and identify elements applicable to their own programs.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe a process to identify goals of care utilizing the National PACE Association Model Practice and how they may be utilized for advanced care planning.
(2) Explain how integrating goals of care discussion increases the quality of care of all residents in nursing home.
(3) Describe the fundamentals of shared decision making in the application of person-centered care.
(4) Utilize effective communication with patients, staff, families and caregivers.

avatar for Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD

Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD

Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD, AGSF, is Medical Director of Geriatrics Service and PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) for CentraHealth in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Sellers is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Geriatric Medicine and in Hospice and... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Clinical Medicine

3:30pm MST

FR22 | Medical Director Collaboration to Yield a More Meaningful Meeting (and Fun) for all Participants
While federal and state regulations require quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) meetings, which are often led by the administrator or medical director, the full potential of the meetings is often limited by individuals’ contributions to the meetings, interprofessional relationships, and follow-up of identified issues. Interdisciplinary team (IDT) members may struggle with understanding the value of their roles during QAPI meetings and how to better participate in a productive manner. The collaborative relationship among the medical director, administrator, and director of nursing provides the foundation for leading productive and efficient QAPI meetings. In this session, sponsored by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM), experienced IDT members build upon the previous years’ session to assist the triad of leadership in nursing facilities in their goals of improving QAPI meetings and subsequent care outcomes, resident experience, and the quadruple aim. Based on trends and past performance, create a vision and direction for your facility which guides QAPI meeting.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Build a foundation for a productive QAPI meeting and subsequent performance by developing and/or improving skills in collaboration among the Medical Director-Administrator-Director of Nursing leadership triad.
(2) Based on trends and past performance, create a vision and direction for your facility which guides QAPI meetings.
(3) Develop a plan to maximize the value of technology, such as an EMR, in a facility’s QAPI meeting.
Leverage value of each individual members’ participation in the QAPI meeting.

avatar for Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Tom Edmondson, MD, CMD, AGSF, FACP is a geriatrician in the Baltimore region and currently serves as Chair of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He is president of MMDA--The Mid-Atlantic Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine, and he serves on... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Medical Direction
Saturday, March 24

11:00am MST

SA6 | Beyond 5-Star Quality Rating System, A Guide to Survive The New Changes
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made several changes to the Quality Measure Domain (QM) of the 5- Star Quality Rating System, as well as the staffing data submission. The new quality measures are related to successful discharges to the community, emergency department visits, re-hospitalization, and improvement and maintenance of a resident’s function. This session will primarily focus on the impact of the new changes in the overall star rating and its effect on the facilities, with a particular emphasis on practical approaches, case studies, and QAPI interventions to improve on the new quality measures.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the 5-star quality rating system and its three domains.
(2) Identify the new developments in staffing data submission- Payroll Based Journal (PBJ).
(3) Explain the five new quality measures (QM), QAPI interventions to successfully improve quality and the new QM Metrix.

avatar for Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD

Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD, is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Currently, she serves as Medical Director for several Skilled Nursing Facilities in the Seattle, WA area. Dr. von Preyss-Friedman also holds a position as Chief Medical... Read More →
avatar for Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD

Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD

Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD, completed his family medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School followed by a Geriatric Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Assistant Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine and the Head of Geriatric Division at Mercy Medical... Read More →
avatar for Irene Hamrick, MD

Irene Hamrick, MD

Irene Hamrick, MD, is an Associate Professor and the Geriatric Services Director of the department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She was previously the Chief of Geriatrics at East Carolina University, where she was for 20 years including her medical... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Medical Direction

2:30pm MST

SA15 | Improving Dementia Care Through MUSIC and MEMORYsm Program: The California Experience
This session will present the methodologies and findings of a 3-year study that examined the effects of MUSIC and MEMORY on reducing antipsychotics and improving behaviors of residents with dementia in over 250 California nursing homes. Additionally, we will discuss in detail the experiences of nursing home staff in the implementation of this program as a quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) initiative. Time will be spent with the audience members to discuss ways to improve QAPI implementation based on the findings from this study.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the impact of MUSIC and MEMORY as a non-pharmacological intervention for residents with dementia.
(2) Describe the collaboration between California Association of Health Facilities and UC Davis in conducting this study.
(3) Examine facilitators and challenges to the implementation of a QAPI initiative.
(4) Recognize how to adapt and apply the methodologies used in this program to other situations and topics.

avatar for Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian PhD, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, is associate clinical professor, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of nursing homes practice experience and has served as a consultant to many nursing homes in the area of quality of care and patient... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Dallas 5-6

4:00pm MST

SA23 | Addressing the Needs and Challenges of Younger Adults in LTC
This session will examine differing needs and risks associated with younger residents in LTC. Speakers will discuss reasons for the growth of this population, and associated challenges as LTC facilities and staff adapt to individuals who may be very long-term residents whom are tech savvy, may retain considerable physical or cognitive capacity, and also may retain interests or personality traits that can be very difficult to manage in a traditional SNF setting.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe common medical conditions affecting younger residents and psychosocial correlates of these conditions.
(2) Identify risks that may be associated with younger residents and a strategy to mitigate them.
(3) Develop a care plan to address psychosocial issues of younger residents including activity and risk management components.

avatar for Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD is the full-time medical director of Edgemoor Hospital DP SNF in Santee, California, a government run 192-bed facility which cares for a younger long-term care population with extensive physical, psychosocial and psychiatric challenges. She was honored... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Dallas 5-6
  Models of Care
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