National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Late Adopter Data Report (April 2018)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the National Partnership met its goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic medication use in long-stay nursing home residents by 30 percent by the end of 2016. It also announced a new goal of a 15 percent reduction in those homes with currently limited reduction rates.

Nursing homes with low rates of antipsychotic medication use are encouraged to continue their efforts and maintain their success, while those with high rates of use are to work to decrease antipsychotic medication use by 15 percent for long-stay residents by the end of 2019. These homes have been identified as late adopters.

The report for Kansas is specific to the progress of the late adopters during 2017, including the Percent Change in Anti-Psychotic Quality measures beginning with the baseline from 2011 Quarter 4 through 2017 Quarter 4.

Kansas has not made significant strides in reducing overuse during the national campaign.