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Preview of Nursing Home Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) Guide – QAPI at a Glance
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Preview of Nursing Home QAPI materials: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make a core set of introductory materials available on the CMS QAPI website by February 2013. Prior to that release, CMS is making QAPI at a Glance available in draft form for advance previewing by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), State Survey Agencies, and Regional Offices; • QAPI at a Glance: QAPI at a Glance is a step-by-step guide that provides tools and resources to help nursing homes establish a foundation for QAPI; • ACA Provision: Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance and promulgate regulations for each nursing home to implement a QAPI system, and permits the Secretary to sequence these actions so the technical assistance is available prior to the regulations.