Posts Tagged 'QAPI'

New QAPI Tool Released – “Process Tool Framework”

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Still trying to figure out your nursing home’s QAPI plan? Well, CMS recently released a Process Tool Framework that includes a description of the purpose or goal for each of the QAPI Five Elements.

To view the Process Tool Framework, click here.

To learn about how CMS Compliance Group can assist your nursing home with developing its written QAPI plan, please contact us.

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No Firm Date for QAPI Regulation & SNF Open Door Forum Recap

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During the June 13, 2013 CMS SNF Open Door Forum, a key topic on the agenda was QAPI. As you know, CMS rolled out a set of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement materials on June 7th. During the call, the speakers announced that a regulation is still being worked on, and these materials serve as a good jumping-off point for long term care facilities that are looking to get a head start on this initiative.

Another important topic that was ...

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Long Term Care Industry News Recap (Week of June 10, 2013)

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This was an important news week for the long term care industry. Check out these popular articles and take a look through some of our recent blog posts to get information on important regulatory updates that you need to know.

  • CMS announces new QAPI info, says baseline quality measures coming – McKnight’s – ow.ly/lXoOu
  • Medications Changing Assisted Living from Hospitality to Nursing | Senior Housing News |ow.ly/m2kfI
  • Grants Available for Person-Centered Care Programs | Provider Magazine | ...
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CMS Letter: Rollout of QAPI Materials for Nursing Homes (June 7, 2013)

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In a June 7, 2013 letter (Ref: S&C: 13-37-NH) to State Survey Agency Directors, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the rollout of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Materials for Nursing Homes (QAPI), a much anticipated announcement.

The following materials will be available on the QAPI website for nursing homes to use as resources:

  • QAPI at a Glance
  • QAPI Tools
  • QAPI News Brief
  • Video: “Nursing Home QAPI – What’s in it for You?”

Additionally, the results of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement ...

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Long Term Care Industry News Recap (Week of June 3, 2013)

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TGIF! Here are some of the most popular articles from our twitter accounts for this week. Are you following us on twitter? @cmscompliance and @lindaelizaitis.

  • QAPI: Weaving The Old With The New | Provider Magazine | ow.ly/lJN8n
  • Only Two-Thirds of Nursing Homes Profited in Last Three Years | Senior Housing News | ow.ly/lEFP3
  • Safety commission weighs petitions for total bed-rail ban, seeks input | McKnight’s Long Term Care News | ow.ly/lJhsj

Did we miss anything? ...

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Long Term Care Industry News Recap (Week of April 15, 2013)

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It’s been a beautifully warm, sunny week here in New York . . . if you’ve been outside enjoying this pleasant spring weather, maybe you missed some of this week’s important news for the long term care industry. We’ve compiled our most popular articles on our social media accounts here for your reference.

  • SNFs soon may face penalties for avoidable readmissions | Long Term Living | ow.ly/k9c3q
  • The Importance of a Culturally Competent Staff | ADVANCE for Long Term ...
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The Expanding Focus on Resident-Centered Care in Nursing Homes

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The Expanding Focus on Resident-Centered Care in Nursing Homes

Resident-centered care is hardly a new idea for those of us in the long term care industry, yet it’s one we have been hearing about much more recently. The term refers to the idea of promoting choices, purpose and meaning to your facility’s residents. One way this concept is promoted is through individualized care planning, where each resident’s wishes, desires and needs are taken into account and adapted as those desires change. Giving your residents autonomy is crucial to providing ...

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QAPI is Coming . . . Imminently.

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We have been blogging for several months now that QAPI regulations for nursing homes were being finalized, but other than anticipating more information by the end of March, we didn’t have much to go on as far as a date. CMS provided some information, including their “QAPI at a Glance” guide in December 2012, and we have been awaiting final requirements. In its Open Door Forum on March 21, 2013, CMS officials noted that a final version of this ...

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QAPI Services for Skilled Nursing Facilities – New Service

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CMSCG QAPI Plan After receiving several requests for assistance from our clients to help them implement a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program for their nursing home, CMS Compliance Group has developed a formal service offering to assist facilities with their QAPI implementations. Please find an outline of CMS Compliance Group’s QAPI development and implementation service below.

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Program (QAPI) development/implementation

CMS Compliance Group proactively helps your facility develop ...

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Are You Ready for QAPI? – NYSHFA Audio Conference 3.15.13

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Is your skilled nursing facility ready for QAPI? This new CMS initiative is being finalized, and now is the time to prepare for your facility and get your team on board. CMS Compliance Group President Linda Elizaitis will be speaking on a NYSHFA audio conference, “Are You Ready for QAPI?” on March 15th at 10am.

QAPI Presentation Overview

The Affordable Care Act stipulates that all skilled nursing facilities have an acceptable, written QAPI plan completed within one year from the time that ...

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