As part of the Affordable Care Act that Congress passed in 2010, CMS was directed to implement a new quality assurance and performance improvement program (QAPI) by the end of 2013.
According to a notice from CMS, in May 2012, a QAPI questionnaire will be sent to a large sample of nursing homes. The results of the questionnaire will be used to:
- Address identified challenges and barriers to implementing effective QAPI programs and;
- Help to mold the content of QAPI tools ...