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Quality Assurance And Performance Improvement

Ed McMahon, Ph.D., Vice President of Quality, Sunrise Senior Living

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?

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

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.

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