Two Important Upcoming National Calls – SNF VBP and QAPI

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program FY 2018 Final Rule Call — November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

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Learn how the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program will affect Medicare’s payments to your SNF beginning October 1, 2018, as well as details on how CMS will translate SNF performance scores into value-based incentive payments. CMS will also discuss policies finalized in the FY 2018 final rule.

A question and answer session follows the presentation; however, attendees may email questions in advance to with “SNF VBP November NPC” in the subject line. These questions may be addressed during the call or used for other materials following the call.

Target audience: SNFs, administrators, and clinicians.


National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI Call – December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

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During this call, learn how to work with physicians to ensure compliance with the new psychotropic medication prescribing requirements for long-term care facilities. Also, find out how nursing homes are putting the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements into practice. Additionally, CMS experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI. A question and answer session follows the presentations.


  • Dr. Arif Nazir, Signature Healthcare
  • Deb Fournier, Maine Veterans' Homes
  • Sarah Schumann, Brookside Inn (Colorado)
  • Michele Laughman and Debbie Lyons, CMS

Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups; nursing home providers; surveyor community; prescribers; professional associations; and other interested stakeholders.

Event Materials for Both Calls:

Visit the CMS MLN Events website, and select your event from the list:

  • Presentation: Available prior to the event
  • Audio recording and transcript: Available approximately 2 weeks after the event
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