CMS Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program Toolkit 1 Available Now

Angie SzumlinskiAnnouncements

As part of its continued commitment to the nation’s most vulnerable populations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP), a three-year effort to reduce adverse events, improve staffing quality and improve dementia care in nursing homes.

To aid teams with this effort, the CMPRP offers several free resources and opportunities for nursing homes.

Toolkit 1: Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment (Available Now)

Quality care is complex. That’s why the CMPRP competency assessment helps nursing homes break down and self-examine some of the most important building blocks of quality care. Use the competency assessment to identify areas where your nursing home is doing well, versus where your facility might need support. Once you know where you need support, CMPRP can provide funding, technical assistance and learning opportunities to help address some of your facility’s toughest challenges, in order to offer the best possible care to your residents.

There are three competency assessments in print and electronic formats:

1) Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)/Certified Medication Technicians (CMT)

2) Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LVN/LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN)

3) Assistant directors of nursing (ADON), directors of nursing (DON) and administrators.

The assessments pose questions about behavioral, technical and resident-based competencies and should be completed as needed. This toolkit (Toolkit 1), which includes the competency assessment and supporting materials, can support your nursing home’s existing learning and development standards of practice. The toolkit also includes an Instruction Manual to support managers in implementing the assessment. The guide provides resources, including: videos; talking points; an email memo; a poster; an assessment completion tracker; a manager’s guide to meeting one-on-one with staff; and an assessment results worksheet to compile and analyze results.

To read more and download the toolkit, follow this link.