Quality Assurance And Performance Improvement

Ask The Payment Expert about ... Phase 2 of the Requirements of Participation

Ask The Payment Expert about ... Phase 2 of the Requirements of Participation

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When does Phase 2 of the Requirements of Participation start and should we be concerned?

Quick tips for adapting QAPI

Quick tips for adapting QAPI

Here are 10 quick tips for successful QAPI team building.

60 seconds with ... Ed McMahon, Ph.D.

60 seconds with ... Ed McMahon, Ph.D.

Q: You recently received the Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. What are some of the biggest current obstacles to improving quality in long-term care?

Regulators to double down on QAPI after government report on adverse events in post-acute care

Regulators to double down on QAPI after government report on adverse events in post-acute care

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sees the upcoming Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement guidelines, not harsher penalties, as the way to reduce adverse events in post-acute care, officials said on an Open Door Forum call Thursday.

Ask the payment expert ... about the financial benefits of QAPI

Ask the payment expert ... about the financial benefits of QAPI

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What are the financial benefits to implementing CMS's Quality Assurance Performance Improvement program?

Ask the nursing expert ... about QAPI implementation

Ask the nursing expert ... about QAPI implementation

There has been a lot of talk about QAPI. What is the director of nursing's role? Where should we start?

Advancing Excellence unveils new goals, including resident mobility, infection management

Advancing Excellence unveils new goals, including resident mobility, infection management

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The Advancing Excellence campaign has released updated goals and called on nursing homes to actively use the framework for achieving better quality care.

No timeline for official QAPI regulation, but surveyors are learning program basics, CMS official says

No timeline for official QAPI regulation, but surveyors are learning program basics, CMS official says

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services still cannot say when an official regulation will be established for the Quality Assessment and Performance Initiative, but that's not stopping the agency from moving forward with QAPI initiatives. Providers should feel confident they will be well prepared for QAPI by following the recommendations in recently posted online materials, said CMS project officer Deborah Lyons, RN.

CMS announces new QAPI webpage, says baseline quality measures coming soon

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Nursing home operators can now access a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services webpage dedicated to the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiative.

CMS wants to know how you make things better

CMS wants to know how you make things better

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may be asking you for help this summer. It might behoove you to sit up and take notice.