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Overview of Dementia & CMS Long Term Care Requirements

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 31, 2023
  • Expires: Jul 31, 2026
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (6 Ratings)
This CE Activity was recorded from a live webinar that occurred on March 5, 2019.


Gregory A.  Jicha Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Michelle R.  Mitchell Michelle R. Mitchell, RN, BSN, RAC-CT
NCI Trainer
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care
Training & Quality Assurance Branch
Frankfort, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Utilizing a series of cases, participants will demonstrate newly acquired skills in the recognition and diagnosis of dementia in CNF residents. Participants also need to demonstrate the ability to understand how dementia contributes to many of the major CMS healthcare deficiencies seen in KY CNFs and explain the KY OIG regulations including Medical Director Responsibilities for ensuring the current standards of care provided in the facility meet changes in regulations and guidelines consistent with the 3 phases of CMS implementation.

Target Audience

This series is for ALL Certified Nursing Facilities personnel in Kentucky.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between age-related changes in cognition and changes that signal the presence of a medically relevant decline in cognition
  • Describe the use of the AAN Practice Parameter to screen for non-degenerative medical conditions that may mimic degenerative dementia
  • Recognize the top CMS healthcare deficiencies in KY Certified Nursing Facilities


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.

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 #: 3-0008-01-18-1043. 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.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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. 

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. 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.