2014 Final Report & 2015 Expansion Project – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot
Final Report: Attached is a final report that outlines the basis for the Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot, the process utilized,
conclusions gathered based upon post-pilot data analysis, as well as next steps for the future.
Expansion of Focused Dementia Care Survey Efforts: The CMS plans to expand upon the work of the focused survey pilot and has
invited States to conduct such surveys in FY2015 on a voluntary basis. The expansion project will involve a more intensive,
targeted effort to improve surveyor effectiveness in citing poor dementia care and the overutilization of antipsychotic medications,
and broaden the opportunities for quality improvement among providers.
Deficiency Implications: Deficient practices noted during the surveys will result in relevant citations. In the event that
additional care concerns are identified during on-site reviews, those concerns will be investigated during the survey or will
be referred to the SA as a complaint for further review.