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Regulatory Updates and CMS Initiatives related to Food, Nutrition and Dining

Recorded On: 07/23/2019


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The new survey process has been in place since November 2017 and encompassed extensive changes to survey procedures, survey forms, F-tags, and survey guidance for food, nutrition and dining. On November 28, 2019 - “Phase 3” requirements will go into effect which include several new requirements that nursing homes must implement. This webinar will present the most current revisions to the LTC requirements of participation and survey process related to food, nutrition and dining. In addition, recent “hot topics” emerging from LTC Surveys related to Food, Nutrition and Dining and a general overview of the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) effective will be presented. Learn how to be prepared for successful management of Food, Nutrition and Dining with CMS initiatives.

Objectives: After attending this session attendees will be able to:


  • Understand the most current key changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised Requirements for Participation for Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities.
  • Describe the “Hot Topic” areas related to the Appendix PP for food/nutrition/dining.
  • Identify the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) reimbursement system and the importance in prevention and management of malnutrition.

Presented by: 

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND

LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC.

ACADEMY Finance and Audit Committee 2017-19

Past Chair, ANDPAC

Past Chair, DHCC DPG Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND (Moderator)

LTC Nutrition Expert, President-Brenda Richardson, LLC

Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND has more than thirty years of proven success in directing multi-million dollar food service and nutrition operations. Brenda is a national lecturer, author/contributing author of many professional books and publications, and serves on state and national offices in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her expertise is in demand as she has successfully assisted healthcare facilities cited with serious and immediate jeopardy deficiencies, achieve and sustain positive nutritional outcomes. Brenda is a Fellow with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and serves on the Academy Finance and Audit Committee. Brenda has served on the Academy’s IMPACT Act Task Force, the Academy CMS Work Group; the Academy Positions Committee, and is Past- Chair of the Academy’s Political Action Committee (ANDPAC). In 2010, Brenda received the Academy’s “2010 Grassroots Excellence Award” and the Indiana Academy’s 2010 Honored Dietitian Award. In 2016, Brenda was then awarded the Academy’s prestigious Medallion Award for dedication to the high standards of the nutrition and dietetics profession through active participation, leadership and devotion to serving others in dietetics and allied health fields. Brenda has been selected as the Academy’s 2019 Lenna Frances Cooper Memorial Lecturer in recognition of her distinguished career and remarkable contributions to the nutrition and dietetics profession Brenda’s practical experience and skills put her in demand for advocating the profession, and professional speaking throughout the country.


07/23/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
07/23/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes