Volume XXX, Number 4,
 April 2015

“ALL ABOARD THE T.R.A.I.N!” – Strategies to stay on track managing antipsychotic (AP) drug usage webinar slated for May 8th

Nursing facility providers are invited to participate in a webinar about Antipsychotic (AP) Drug Coding and Care Clarifications on May 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Central Time. The event is hosted by a DADS Pharmacist Quality Monitor and the MDS Clinical Coordinator for Texas.


Registered providers will be sent an email with instructions on how to log-in to the webinar.

Topics will include:

  • AP Coding on the MDS by Drug Classification (with examples)
  • Diagnosis coding in Section I (that relate/impact AP drug use and Quality Measure (QM) reporting)
  • AP Long and Short Stay QM specifications
  • Appropriate Use of AP
  • Inappropriate Use of AP
  • Drug Reduction/Elimination of AP
  • Q&A

Who should attend – Nursing Facility nursing staff, Director and Assistant Director of Nurses; Administrators; MDS coordinators; Medical Directors, Physicians who prescribe antipsychotics for individuals in Nursing Facilities, and Pharmacists.

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If you have suggestions for education sessions or questions about THCA education, please contact Sue Wilson at the THCA office swilson@txhca.org.