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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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