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Arkansas Innovative Performance Program

The Office of Long Term Care, through its contract agent, the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care's Arkansas Innovative Performance Program (AIPP), provides extensive training, education and resources to long-term care facilities and staff in areas such as:

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Culture Change In the long-term care industry, the shift to person-centered care is referred to as culture change. The goal is to increase residents’ involvement in decisions that affect their care, daily schedules and lifestyles to be more similar to their prior life outside the nursing home
Tools Tools to assist facilities and staff in areas ranging from antipsychotics and medications, to emergency preparedness, to staffing.
Training and Education A schedule of events including conference calls and webinars.
Videos and Resources Videos and links to other resources.

Approved CEU Workshop Calendar

Check the calendar to view upcoming CEU workshops in your area.

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CEU Workshop Calendar

Abuse & Neglect and Maltreatment Reporting

Includes both state and federal requirements for preventing, identifying, and reporting maltreatment of facility residents. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Mr. Stormy Smith.

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Maltreatment Reporting for ALFs and RCFs PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for ICFs/MR PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for Nursing Facilitie PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for CNAs PDF
Resident To Resident Maltreatment Reporting Guidance PDF

Resident Trust Funds

The federal requirements for facilities handling resident funds. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Mr. Stormy Smith.

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Resident Trust Funds PDF

PASRR

Pre-Admission Screening Resident Review. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Ms. Dorothy Ukegbu.

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PASRR and Medical Needs Determinations PDF

Minimum Data Set (MDS)

The minimum data set (MDS) is a comprehensive assessment tool that must be used by all skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. It was developed in response to the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1989 and seeks to improve the quality of care in long term care facilities.

The Office of Long Term Care regularly offers training to facility staff in using MDS.  If you would like to review the MDS training materials on your own, you can download them from the CMS page in the link below. Please be sure and visit the CMS page often for the latest updates and new materials. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Ms. Cecilia Vinson.

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CMS MDS Training Presentations (Opens in new window)  
Section S and MDS Submissions PDF
MDS Coding for Psychotropic Drugs PDF

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