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Spring cleaning in the air

Spring is in the air.  I feel it. I see it. It must be coming. My 11-year-old, Joseph, said it best over the weekend … “Mommy there is something different about the smell of the air outside, it brings back memories for me, like winter will soon be over.” We were outside this weekend for…

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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