Partnering with Regulators for a Better Future in Long Term Care

By / Posted on February 24th, 2012

Is there a time where you found institutional rules and practices getting in the way of an Elder’s quality of life? Have you ever wished you could ask CMS a question to gain clarity on how to best serve an Elder while meeting the regulations? If so, stop rubbing that genie bottle because your wish has been granted!

Earlier this morning, deputy division director for the Nursing Homes Division at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Karen Schoeneman ,challenged us all to brainstorm questions we have around culture change.  In her role with CMS, Karen and her team administer the long-term care survey process, the interpretive guidelines and the Quality Indicators Survey process. In addition, Karen and her colleagues commit to publishing a Q&A letter that tackles hot topics in culture change.

As champions of The Green House model and the appreciative inquiry approach, what would you like to see addressed in their next publication? (Don’t worry about Life Safety Code, as that issue is being addressed in a separate response.) We’ll collect all of your thoughts and send them to Karen ASAP!