National Provider Call

National provider call to focus on reducing antipsychotics use, improving dementia care in nursing homes

Providers are invited to take part in a 90-minute teleconference Thursday that is aimed at improving dementia care in nursing homes. The mission of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care will be the focus of the call, which starts at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it hopes the partnership's work will lead to less use of antipsychotic medications. CMS experts will discuss goals, quality measures and ongoing efforts before ending with a question-and-answer session. Eligible professionals may earn continuing education credits.