Psychotropics / Antipsychotics and other medications used in Behavior Management – How does this impact the MDS?

  • January 31, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


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Attendee Ticket$39.99 (USD)  / bundle 

Event Phone: (954) MDS-3-ADL

What You’ll Learn

Currently CMS and the OIG have been focusing on use of antipsychotic medications, appropriate diagnoses related to use of these medications and identifying other medications that are used for behavior management that have not been previously monitored for their behavioral health impact such as impulse control. The diagnosis of Schizophrenia, which can be an exclusion for use of antipsychotics, has been under scrutiny for inappropriate diagnosing and increasing evaluation requirements to ensure the diagnosis has been utilized correctly. Guidance revisions for phase 2 and 3 of the requirements for participation, dated 10/24/2022, addressed the need for review of “other” medications impacting behavior management possibly needing GDR and improved care planning. According to the guidance these “other medications not classified as anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, or hypnotic medications can also affect brain activity and should not be used as a substitution for another psychotropic medication.”

This webinar will discuss the impact of these revisions on the MDS, the enhancement of documentation needed to support these revisions and the responsibilities of the IDT in monitoring behavior health in the LTC setting.

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the regulations on behavioral health and medication use
  2. Identify medications frequently utilized for behaviors, how they are classified, potential for GDR and care planning to address resident need
  3. Describe 2 -3 areas of clinical documentation that will need to be enhanced to capture the use of medications used in behavioral health and the MDS

Our Master Teachers – Linda J. Winston and Barbara Bates

Linda is our QAPI Certified Master Teacher and has been a nurse with over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.
Linda Winston

Barbara’s is our QAPI Certified Master Teacher. Her 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.
Barbara Bates

Who Is This For?

  • Administrators
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Nurse Assessment Coordinators
  • Social Workers
  • Members of the Interdisciplinary Team involved in the Behavioral Health Program

Workshop Details

  • Schedule: 10:00 am to 11:30 pm eastern time
  • Access instructions and course materials are emailed