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MDSCentral is your place to ask questions, get the latest long-term care and MDS news, and find resources to make your job easier. We’ll keep you updated on new regulations, provide analysis of long-term care issues, and help you navigate the MDS 3.0. Our regulatory experts will answer selected questions in our Ask the Experts section.

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CMS holds open door forum on dementia care

June 17, 2015

On Tuesday, June 16, CMS held an open door forum (ODF) with The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI. These two organizations partnered on MLN Connects Calls to broaden the discussion related to quality of life, quality of care, and continue reading...

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QAPI: How to Implement a QAPI Approach for LTC

August 5, 2015
1-2:30pm ET


During this program, our expert speaker Carol Marshall, MA, will give a brief overview of QAPI and CMS' updates, help you identify problem areas that might exist at your facility, and explain how to keep your QAPI program renewed and compliant.

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