Eliminate medication issues, avoid regulatory citations and lost revenue

Drug regimen review (DRR) has always been a best practice for delivering quality care to residents. Effective October 1, 2018, DRR will be a quality measure in the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) created to assess whether providers are proactive in identifying and reconciling potential clinically significant medication issues. It’s essential that long-term care nursing staff understand the DRR process, as well as CMS’ expectations for the new requirement, in order to avoid citations and increase quality and revenue savings.

During this 60-minute webinar on June 8, expert speaker Maureen McCarthy, BS, RN, RAC-MT, QCP-MT, will explain components of the DRR quality measure under the Quality Reporting Program She will also demonstrate how to identify and execute the DRR process.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the process changes related to medication reconciliation in preparation for DRR requirements beginning October 1, 2018
  • Describe the new MDS section for DRR
  • Review the SNF QRP program and the new measurement for DRR compliance
  • Communicate the DRR process to the medical and clinical teams
  • Understand the financial advantages of DRR
  • Integrate antibiotic stewardship into DRR
  • Monitor antipsychotic medication use through DRR


  • Integrating the DRR process into nurses’ skill set
    • Medication reconciliation process
    • RAI Manual and MDS changes
    • Retrieving a full and updated list of medications that the resident was on at home
    • Shifting DRR responsibility from the pharmacist to the nursing team
  • Capitalizing on opportunities to reduce pharmacy costs and avoid expensive citations
    • Identifying and eliminating duplicate medications
    • Preventing costly consequences of adverse drug events
    • Understanding CMS’ expectations and updated regulations for compliance
  • Communication strategies for the interdisciplinary team
    • Discussions with the medical staff to ensure timely resolution
    • How to perform an interdisciplinary medication review as part of the comprehensive assessment for the care plan
    • Preparing the families and clinical team for antibiotic stewardship
  • Tying the DRR process into antibiotic stewardship and antipsychotic reduction
    • Care coordination among the medical staff
    • Creating a road map for compliance
  • Live Q&A

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