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Adopting LTC “Best Practices” & Addressing CMS Deficiencies

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • ASWB ACE: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Dec 7, 2021
  • Expires: Dec 6, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
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This was recorded from a live webinar dated December 7, 2021. If you claimed credit for the live session you should not claim credit for this module.


 This activity has 4 faculty members associated with it.
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Tonya Cox Tonya Cox, MSW LNAH
Regional Executive Director
The Homeplace, Midway
Bridgepointe, Ashgrove Woods
Best Friends Adult Day Center
Kentucky Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Council
Lexington, Kentucky

Keith R.  Knapp Keith R. Knapp, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Lexington, Kentucky

Adam Mather Adam Mather, RN
Inspector General
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Frankfort, Kentucky

Marie B.  Smart Marie B. Smart, SW, BA
Quality Assurance Review Team
The Breckinridge Christian Care Communities Board
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

The very existence of the CMP program highlights the fact that KY CNFs are deficient in education and practical solutions to address CMS deficiencies that lead to reduced quality of care for CNF resi-dents in KY. Reinforcement of the advanced training provided in the prior modules as well as a conceptual model for integration of the tools provided for the development of CMS Long Term Care Requirements for Providers “Best Practices”.

Awareness of CMS deficiencies and CMS Long Term Care Requirements for Providers “Best Practices” are often lacking among medical providers for KY CNFs. Identification and implementation of appropriate tools to address these deficiencies require reinforcement in this final training module.

Target Audience

This is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an awareness of the top CMS healthcare deficiencies in KY CNFs.
2. Review CMS Long Term Care Requirements and how to implement “Best Practices” across all levels of CNF healthcare manage-ment and delivery consistent with changes in regulations and guidelines consistent with the 3 phases of CMS implementation.
3. Discuss appropriate use of the education and tools provided in this dementia series to address CNF-specific issues that have led to the creation of the CMP funds.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.50 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.8 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0032. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.50 clinical continuing education credits.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


The KEEN-CDC Initiative is funded through CMS Grant #2018-04-KY- 0329 and the Kentucky Office of the Inspector General.