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Agencies Need a “Survey Readiness” Binder in Place for New QAPI CoP

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 8:50 PM

Organization’s need to reexamine their QAPI program each year to guarantee it is still relevant. The record of the work must be kept in an easily accessible file or binder to prepare for compliance surveyors. This is essential for agencies that are preparing for the proposed Home Heath Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Patchogue, N.Y., has the following information in a “survey readiness” binder:
• Table of organization
• Mission and vision statements
• Performance improvement plan
• Details of scope of service and site
• A year’s worth of performance improvement reports
• Infection control plan
• Emergency management plan
• Most recent outcomes from Home Health Compare
• Most recent outcomes from HHCAHPS

Agencies that have this information available makes it much easier for surveyors.
Brookhaven is a prime example of what organizations need to do when preparing for “survey readiness.”

Corridor’s QAPI for Home Health: A Step-by-Step Approach will prepare your agency with a foundation of how to choose Performance Improvement Projects (PIP), how to gather data, how to analyze the data and how to make "real life" enhancements to improve patient care processes and organizational efficiency. Contact a Corridor representative today!

For the full article, please see the October 24, 2016 Home Health Line Edition.

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