UTILIZATION OF CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY FUNDS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE OF RESIDENTS IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

Recorded: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Speakers: Stephanie Davis, MS, RD; Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH; Ruth Tappen, RN; John Whitman, MBA, NHA

Description: Clinicians who support residents in nursing homes have a keen viewpoint regarding factors that impact their quality of life, including changes in functional status, cognition and life goals.   This perspective enables them to think creatively of enhancements to the environment to make it more person-centered.  The Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) program is available to fund projects with the specific purpose of improving the quality of life of residents.  Many clinicians are unaware of the program, its purpose, how to apply and how to implement programs funded through this mechanism. This webinar will leave participants with an understanding of the application process, the people to contact for submission of their proposals, and how to determine if their project idea is feasible to implement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how the CMP program is funded and the purpose for the funded projects.
  • Identify the logistics for applying for CMP grants.
  • Describe the feasibility of implementing a program funded by CMP.
  • Assess prior funded projects and the lessons learned in the process of implementing a CMP funded program.

Credits:

1.5 CME, 1.5 CMD Management, 1.5 Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

CME/CMD Credits Available until August 2021

Speaker Biography:

ADRIENNE MIMS, MD, MPH, is the vice president and chief medical officer for Alliant GMCF, the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) serving Georgia and North Carolina. Dr. Mims is board certified in family medicine and geriatrics, with fellowship status in both specialties.  She has more than 30 years of clinical practice experience including caring for Medicare beneficiaries in the hospital, office, nursing home, hospice and home care.  She has a unique insight to the needs of the patient and family members and that of the clinical care team.  As a clinical epidemiologist, she has more than 20 years of administrative experience in using quality performance metrics to guide changes in clinical processes, clinician and patient education and organizational delivery system redesign in small clinical practices, large disease management, Medicare Advantage and managed care organizations.

Speaker Disclosures: All members of the education and online education committees have no financial relationships to disclose. The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.