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Increasing Interaction between State Chapters and State Survey Agencies. AMDA Survey. 2006 3 state chapters responded Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota 2007 AMDA’s Survey of State Chapter Relationships with State Survey Agencies. 17 state chapters responded 2008 3 state chapter responded

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amda survey
AMDA Survey
  • 2006
    • 3 state chapters responded
      • Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota
  • 2007
    • AMDA’s Survey of State Chapter Relationships with State Survey Agencies.
      • 17 state chapters responded
  • 2008
    • 3 state chapter responded
      • Florida, Pennsylvania, California
    • 1 state survey agency
ahfsa
AHFSA
  • Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies
  • AMDA presence at the Annual Meetings
    • Offering medical director perspectives on the new guidance for surveyors
    • Hearing surveyor concerns regarding quality of care and lack of physicians in rural areas
      • medications
amda state chapters
AMDA State Chapters
  • Long Term Care Advisory Boards
    • No formal physician advisory boards
    • MO and CO have similar experiences with representatives from facilities, administrators, ombudsmen, local surveyors
  • State chapter meetings (annual)
    • Invite state surveyor leadership to address
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AMDA State Chapters
  • Surveyor training
    • Surveyors interested in hearing the clinical implications of the new guidance to surveyors in the various F Tags
    • Offering to speak during training sessions
      • Colorado has a formal relationship
      • AMDA CPG
        • Fluids and hydration, diabetes, pressure ulcers
      • Other topics
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AMDA State Chapters
  • Attendance at monthly meetings
    • Colorado joint monthly meeting
      • Topics of interest to various members
        • Hospice
        • Advanced directives
        • Clinical case presentations
        • Rural facility challenges
        • AMDA Public Policy updates
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AMDA State Chapters
  • AHFSA leadership encourages AMDA Chapters to make contact with the state survey agency
    • Regional leaders named on AHFSA website
      • www.ahfsa.org
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AMDA State Chapters
  • Potential starts
    • Review of public health policies regarding infection control i.e., MRSA, TB, influenza
    • Advance directives
      • CPR
    • Offer to address surveyors on clinical topics such as diabetes, pressure ulcers
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AMDA State Chapters
  • Barriers
    • Time
    • Conflict of interests
    • Individual agendas
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AMDA State Chapters
  • How to contact me:Karyn Leible, RN, BSN, MD, CMD kpleible@comcast.net
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