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Identifying Areas for Performance Improvement with QAPI

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:32 PM

Agencies must direct their focus on a Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) program. This will provide your organization with success in preparing for CMS’ proposed Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Additionally, maintaining a QAPI program is one of the four major new categories in CMS’ proposed CoPs, released in October 2014. Therefore, each agency needs to have a QAPI program in place to position your agency for compliance.

Agencies can direct their focus on developing a comprehensive quality program through:
• Utilization review committees
• Department of health certification surveys
• CMS CASPER reports. The reports can identify process and outcome issues
• Staff and patient complaints
• Root cause analysis of a near miss or a poor outcome

Three steps to set up a sound program
1. Assess your risks
2. Create a written plan
3. Report your results

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 September 5, 2016 Home Health Line Edition.

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