Unmasking the Impact of Schizophrenia Diagnosis Coding and Antipsychotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
May 31, 2023Time
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm America/Chicago
Join us for an interactive event to review The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Memorandum Summary for Erroneous Schizophrenia Coding (QSO-23-05-NH) and the inappropriate antipsychotic medication use in long term care. Dr. Gregory Gahm will discuss the history of the problem, and the impact of regulations in treating mental health diagnoses. Bring your questions for challenging situations. Quality Improvement strategies to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic medication and improve resident care will be shared.
• Review The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Memorandum Summary for Erroneous Schizophrenia Coding
• Explain the impact of inappropriate use of antipsychotics and psychotropic medication
• Implement Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) to reduce inappropriate antipsychotic medication and improve resident care
Dr. Gahm is a geriatrician serving as Chief Medical Officer for Vivage Beecan Colorado and Medical Director for a number of Denver area nursing homes. He served as President of CMDA for a number of years and works with CMS and CDPHE on a variety of Task Forces, including most recently Colorado’s Covid Rapid Response Strike Team. For the past decade, he has led a monthly Geriatric Journal Club for LTC providers in Colorado.
He attended the University of Colorado for undergraduate studies and medical school, did a residency in Internal Medicine in Arizona, a Fellowship in Administrative Medicine and Medical Informatics at Harvard and a sabbatical in Clinical Preventive Medicine at Stanford. He collaborated on research about the incidence of asymptomatic Covid among LTC healthcare workers in 2020 and has also published research on the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of UTIs and Skin and Soft Tissue Infections and the rapid diagnosis of influenza.
Directors of Nursing, Administrators, Medical Directors, Social Workers, MDS Coordinators
*After the event, you can request presentation slides and other resources by emailing QIConnect@telligen.com.