The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated survey guidelines regarding nursing homes' use of antipsychotic medications for dementia care. The interim guidance revises Appendix P and Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual. The Appendix P update includes new surveyor tasks to ensure that survey samples include enough residents who have dementia and who are taking an antipsychotic medication. Updates on Appendix PP include new interpretive guidance related to care of residents with dementia, including medication use. For more information, read the article in McKnight's.
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