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Initiative to Improve Behavioral Health and Reduce the Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes Residents Video Streaming Event

On March 29, CMS launched a new initiative aimed at improving behavioral health and safeguarding nursing home residents from unnecessary antipsychotic drug use. As part of the initiative, CMS is developing a national action plan that will use a multidimensional approach including public reporting, raising public awareness, regulatory oversight, technical assistance/training and research. The action plan will be targeted at enhancing person-centered care for nursing home residents, particularly those with dementia-related behaviors.

Video Streaming Information: This program will be available for viewing up to one year following March 29, 2012.  Learn more in the invitation in the "Downloads" section, below.

Learn more at the CMS Surveyor Training website, listed in the "Links" section, below.