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Free Webinar: CMS’s New Schizophrenia Audits: What You Need to Know NOW
April 4, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
New CMS schizophrenia and antipsychotic audits are coming. How can you protect your Five-Star?
On Jan. 18, CMS announced new oversight and audits of inappropriate antipsychotics use, and SNF providers are worried. In a four-page memo, CMS outlined the new effort, which could drive star ratings lower for facilities found to have diagnosed patients with schizophrenia without proper assessment or documentation. Facilities have already begun receiving letters, and a round of intense audits is expected.
If CMS identifies inaccuracies in MDS coding, the nursing home will face significant consequences, including the Five-Star rating being downgraded by one star for six months, negatively impacting admissions, community partnerships, and the facility’s reputation among stakeholders.
Join us to hear industry experts explain the CMS audit plan, its consequences, and how your facility can evaluate and mitigate your risk.
What you’ll learn:
- Background of the CMS Schizophrenia MDS Audits
- How your Five-Star results may be impacted by these new audits
- Important best practices to audit and review your documentation and evaluate risk
- How to integrate past policies with new Requirements of Participation to ensure appropriate schizophrenia diagnosis assignment and documentation
Presenters: Steven Littlehale, Alicial Cantinieri and Melanie Tribe-Scott