Provider Bulletin from DOH

December 3, 2012

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Provider Bulletin from DOH

CMS Medication Errors and Pharmacy Services 11/2/12

November 19, 2012

CMS provided clarification on three specific topics related to medication errors and pharmacy services:

Medication Errors: Potential medication errors related to medication administration via feeding tube and administration timing for metered dose inhalers and proton pump inhibitors and survey implications.

Medication Administration Practices: The practice of "borrowing" medications and issues related to diversion, control, reconciliation and disposal of medications, including fentanyl patches.

Medication Regimen Reviews for Stays under 30 days and/or Changes in Condition: The need for pharmacist medication regimen reviews when a resident experiences a change in condition and/or for residents admitted for less than 30 days.

CMS Medication Errors and Pharmacy Services 11/2/12

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