Event Detail

Series Title: The Impact of the MDS

Session Title:  MDS Influence on the Quality Measures 

Date: February 14, 2024 1:30 to 2:30 PM

Target Audience: MDS, Nursing Leadership, IDT

Presented By:

  • Christine Twombly, RN-BC, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, HCRM, CHC

Course Description:

Quality measures are tools that help us measure or quantify healthcare processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, and systems that are associated with the ability to provide high-quality health care. The QM calculations have undergone significant revisions because of the updates to the MDS effective 10/1/2023. This session will review Quality Measure revisions, applicable definitions, and changes to how each MDS-based measure is calculated with a focus on ways in which facilities can improve quality outcomes with a QAPI driven approach to the data.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will articulate key MDS data elements that are used to measure quality as it relates to functional outcomes.
  2. Participant will identify three quality measures that have been revised due to the transition from Section G to Section GG to assess functional status
  3. Participants will develop an understanding of how to utilize the CASPER reports to Interpret data and establish benchmarks for quality improvement

Nurses:  The Kansas Healthcare Association is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  This offering is approved for 1.0 contact hour applicable for RN and LPN relicensure (KSBN LT0030-0338)

Administrators: This course is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours for Kansas licensed adult care home administrators by the Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services.  KDADS Health Occupations Credentialing sponsorship number LTS-A0001.

Operators:  This course offering is approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hour for the Kansas registered operators in the core area of Resident Care by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. KDADS Health Occupations Credentialing Approved Sponsorship number: LTS-A0001.

Social Workers: This course is approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education hours for Kansas licensed Social Workers by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.  Approval number: 17-006.

Dietitians: This course is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Licensed Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. KDADs Health Occupations Credentialing Approved Sponsorship Number: LTS-A0002.

CE's will be provided to those that complete a registration and the follow up attendance verification form. Webinar log in information and dial in information will be provided prior to the webinar.