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QAPI

Teresa Remy

I know QA, but what Is QAPI?

Nobody likes change. If we all had a dollar every time we heard someone in our workplace say “but this is the way we’ve always done it” we’d all be independently wealthy.

Gary Tetz

QAPI in a box

It’s a lot of pressure, working in long-term care. People are becoming much more process-conscious and data-driven, more aware of competitors and more responsive to market research. Perhaps that’s why my colleagues recently demanded I create a QAPI plan for my personal life.

Dementia care, QAPI the focus of Dec. 1 provider call

Skilled nursing providers will have a rich agenda to soak up Dec. 1 when the MLN Connects National Provider Call features a doctor pointing out how to better manage high-risk medications and a pharmacist discussing drug regimen reviews and medication reconciliation. Experts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also will give a progress update on the National Partnership and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

Time to learn how to get QAPI program up and running

The latest installment in a series of webinars helping providers better deal with the MDS comes Thursday, when attendees can learn strategies for building and maintaining a strong QAPI in-facility program. The speaker will be veteran nurse manager Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, consulting manager at Plante Moran PLLC, one of the program’s sponsors.

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