Individualized Care Planning = Compliance with CMS Requirements
OBRA ’87 regulations have not only supported resident-directed living, they have required it all along and now even more so with the new CMS proposed regulations. Do you support residents to continue to “drive” their lives or are you doing “the driving?” Are you creating care plans in disciplinary silos with disciplinary sections or plans that are all about the person? Free yourself from institutional care planning and comply with both current and proposed CMS requirements; learn what the care plan tag requires and what it doesn’t; how to meet the requirement to identify and address each resident’s highest practicable level of well-being; and the requirement that the person, the resident, lead the planning of their care, choose who attends their care conference and continue to set their own goals as they are able.
- List what the federal regulations require regarding care planning and what they do not.
- Describe why a resident should determine goals for him/herself.
- Identify highest practicable level of well-being for residents as required by regulation.
Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. She was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and was the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor also serving on the four-year CMS panel that developed the new guidance to Tags 248 Activities and 249 Qualified Activity Director. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both CMS/Pioneer Network Creating Home national symposia. She facilitated the Pioneer Network Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. Carmen is the co-author of The Power of Language to Create Culture, Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life, and facilitated the first Surplus Safety Symposium. Carmen co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition and, with Action Pact, hosts the monthly web culture change talk show Conversations with Carmen and has authored eight culture change workbooks including Changing the Culture of Care Planning: A Person-directed Approach.