The Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires nursing homes to have an acceptable Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program within one year of promulgation of a regulation.  Although the regulations have not been published, these documents provide guidance to facilities working to establish a program in the interim.

*QAPI Quick Start Tool Kit

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Tools

Element 1 - Design and Scope

Learn the basics of QAPI, assess QAPI in your organization and create a structure and plan.

Element 2 - Governance and Leadership Promote a fair and open culture where staff are comfortable identifying quality problems and opportunities. This section will help create a culture that embraces the principles of QAPI.
Element 3 - Feedback, Data Systems and Monitoring Use and make data meaningful by identifying what you need to monitor, collect, and track. Set goals, identify gaps and make priorities.
Element 4 - Performance Improvement Projects Implement performance improvement projects and charter PIP teams. Use a structured PI approach by focusing on topics that are meaningful and address the needs of residents and staff.
Element 5 - Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action Understanding organizational processes and systems will help you take action to get to the root cause of problems. This section will help your facility focus on and practice RCA.
Miscellaneous QAPI Information This sections contains important QAPI regulatory information and helpful guidance documents.

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