CMS Letter: Rollout of QAPI Materials for Nursing Homes (June 7, 2013)

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 Questionnaire that was sent out in 2012 will be posted on their website sometime this summer. A firm date has not been provided.

  • To view the CMS QAPI Website, click here.
  • QAPI Resources are available here.
  • To learn more about the Five Elements of QAPI, click here.

To learn more about getting assistance with developing your nursing home’s QAPI plan and implementing it, please click here. To discuss further, please contact CMS Compliance Group at 631.692.4422 or use our contact form.


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