The facility was recently awarded with QAPI
Accreditation which requires the facility to be successful in three of these four categories: Comprehensive, Continuous, Coverage and Corrective QAPI
Clear, complete and accurate nursing documentation communicates important information to others, allows for continuity of quality care, facilitates QAPI
initiatives, and bolsters risk management.
Getting to the root of the problem is an essential part of QAPI
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is responsible for both promulgating the QAPI
regulation and providing technical assistance to NHs.
At the end of its section on QAPI
, CMS states: "We believe these requirements are the single most important provision in this proposed rule to fulfill the congressional mandate for process performance measures based on empirical evidence of organ donor potential and other related factors in OPO service areas.
We believe that QAPI
is regarded by the health care community as the most efficient and effective method for improving quality and performance of health care providers," CMS stated.
at a Glance is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' implementation guidebook.
Engage the QAPI
or Quality Assurance committee and compliance committee (both committees, being required, should be in place).
Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement - IFMC will complete seven QAPI
projects each year.
This analogy spotlights the fifth step of the 12 Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI
) implementation steps--Develop Your QAPI
The third of the 12 QAPI
implementation steps is "Take your QAPI
'Pulse' with a Self-Assessment.
is a comprehensive approach to ensuring high-quality, proactive, patient-centered care using evidence-based practices to increase knowledge for planning, implementing and sustaining measurable improvement.