Long-Term Care

CMS initiative aims to reduce antipsychotic medication in SNFs

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, July 1, 2012

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At the end of March, CMS announced a new initiative aimed directly at SNFs and long-term care facilities. The “National Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health & Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Home Residents” has been welcomed by ­nursing home advocates as a comprehensive way to control the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication among nursing home residents.

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