August 2007

Information Bulletin 07-04
NH-122
CBC-37

Unnecessary Medications
Physician Educational Sessions

September 6, 2007 4:30-6:30 P.M. Statewide Phone Call

October 26, 2007 Minnesota Medical Director's Annual Meeting

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), along with the Minnesota Medical Directors Association (MMDA), is sponsoring two educational sessions related to the Federal Nursing Home F329 Unnecessary Medication Guidance.

A Statewide Phone Call will take place on Thursday, September 6, 2007 and educational sessions are scheduled during the October 26, 2007 MMDA Annual Meeting.

MDH has contracted with Steven A. Levenson, M.D., a national leader on the problem of unnecessary medications, to provide physician training. Dr. Levenson was a member of the CMS professional panel responsible for the revised F329 Guidance and a former president of the American Medical Directors Association.

MDH invites physicians and nursing facility staff statewide to take advantage of this unique training opportunity and learn more about the Unnecessary Medication Guidance.

The call on Thursday, September 6, 2007 will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (CST). The phone-in number to call is 1-888-928-9122. The pass code for the call is 15860. There is no cost.

Regulatory guidance and training materials related to F 329 Unnecessary Medications can be found at the MDH clinical web window:
www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fpc/cww/cwwindex.html

The following materials will be the focus of these sessions:

Dr. Steve Levenson Power Points: Medications 329 (pdf 23 pages) - July 2007

Paginated materials extracted from CMS Transmittal 22- Pharmacy Training - January 2007

Information on the MMDA Annual Meeting Education session can be found at the website: www.minnesotageriatrics.org

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 09:33AM