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CMS Releases New Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Tools

In response to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, CMS has released new materials for its Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program to help nursing homes establish best practices for quality improvement. The new materials are hosted on CMS’s website, and include:

  • QAPI at a Glance, a step-by-step guide for implementing QAPI
  • Four process tools to help nursing homes get started laying a foundation that will sustain QAPI
  • QAPI News Brief – a newsletter describing QAPI principles which can be posted for review by caregivers, residents and family members
  • Video- Nursing Home QAPI – What is in it for you?

For more information about QAPI and available resources, visit CMS’s website. Questions about the program or new materials should be directed to


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