The New CMS Tag 679 Activities, New Survey Critical Element Pathway and the 195 references to Activities in all of the New Regulations
Duration: 90 Minutes
Faculty: Carmen Bowman Course ID: 1038 Level: Advance
The regulatory text and interpretive guidance at Tag 679 will be analyzed. Become familiar with the new survey tool, the Critical Element Pathway for Activities, and discover the 195 references to Activities in other requirements. Strong professionals know the regulations, guidance and survey protocols pertinent to them, be one of them. You will also be inspired to move away from traditional “activity programming” and toward meaningful engagement with real life – what residents are telling us they want.
If you are still offering the traditional, institutional group activities and if your residents deal with boredom and loneliness, it is time to change course. Learn how the new CMS regulation, guidance, Critical Element Pathway and the 195 references to Activities throughout the CMS requirements also point in this direction.
Why Should You Attend:
You will know the new CMS regulation, interpretive guidance, Critical Element Pathway used by surveyors during survey and the 195 references to Activities throughout the CMS requirements. You will also be inspired to step it up a notch from institutional life giving residents meaningful life, meaning and purpose, individualized engagement and engagement with real life.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Know the regulatory text of Tag 679 Activities
- Know the Intent of Tag 679 which now includes the 7 domains of wellbeing
- Know the Interpretive Guidance for Tag 679
- Know the Critical Element Pathway surveyors use while evaluating Activities
- Learn where there are 195 references to Activities throughout the CMS requirements
- Learn the better practices of individualized engagement and engagement with real life
Who Will Benefit:
- Any person working in any nursing home certified for Medicare and/or Medicaid services
- Activity directors
- Recreation therapists
- Occupational therapists/COTAs
Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums sponsored by CMS and the Pioneer Network.