On October 1, 2018, data will be collected to ensure that medication reconciliation is also completed at the time of admission. The new Quality Measure – Drug Regimen Review, will evaluate the percentage of resident stays in which drug regimen review was conducted at time of admission and if facility staff followed up with the physician before midnight the next calendar day. Facilities that are found non-compliant will have their Medicare Payment reduced 2%. Skilled nursing facilities are required to reconcile patient medications prior to discharge back to the community. F661 – Discharge Summary states “Facility staff must compare the medications listed in the discharge summary to medications the resident was taking while in the facility. Any discrepancies must be assessed and resolved, and resolution documented in discharge summary with rationale.” The Advancing Excellence “Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs” (MATCH) toolkit incorporated experiences and lessons learned from staff of facilities that have implemented MATCH. The toolkit helps facilitate a review and improvement of current practices to strengthen the process and improve patient safety. The World Health Organization has developed a Standard Operating Protocol for Medication Reconciliation and assuring medication accuracy in transitions in care. To write your policy and start your program, click the link below:
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TAG REGULATION OLD TAG F554 Self-Admin Meds F176 F694 IV Fluids F328 F697 Pain Management F309 F755 Pharmacy Services F425,F431 F756 Drug Regimen Review F428 F757 Unnecessary Drugs F329 F758 Psychotropic Meds F329,F428 F759 Med Error Rate F332 F760 Significant Med Errors F333 F761 Label/Storage Drugs F431 F773 Notify of Lab Results F504,F505 F881 Antibiotic Stewardship new F882 Infection Preventionist new F883 Immunizations F334 F945 Infection Control Train new