CMDA August 1st Meeting Agenda WITH article attachment

August 1, 2017 Agenda for CMDA

Noon – 1:30 PM

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,

Building A, Sabin-Cleere Room

4300 Cherry Creek S. Dr.

Denver, CO 80246

Zoom Information for CMDA meeting

The below link for zoom. You will be able to type in your question using the Chat feature you will see below the screen on your computer. We are continuing to work on our sound quality. If this is your first time using ZOOM it will ask you to download the app first and then will enable you to join the meeting.

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Meeting ID: 499 330 634


1. Introductions
2. CDPHE / Ombudsman / CHCA Updates

– Including an update of the implementation of the new CMS rule and review of the

New F tags (including Hospice Tag) and how this will affect our practice

3. Article review: "Polypharmacy is Associated with Higher Frailty Risk in Older Patients".

-Dr. Sing Palate (article attached below)

4. TB surveillance in Colorado Nursing Homes update – Dr. Greg Gahm

5. Assisted living Regulations input / opportunity.

6. CHF/ Research update – Dr. Boxer

7. Journal Club review – Dr. Feinsod

Questions: Leslie Eber (720)490-5079