Rollout of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Materials for Nursing Homes
• Rollout of QAPI Materials: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is making the following set of introductory
materials available on the CMS QAPI website:
o QAPI at a Glance – a guide for understanding and implementing QAPI in nursing homes
o QAPI Tools – process tools, within QAPI at a Glance, to help providers establish a foundation in QAPI
o QAPI News Brief – newsletter describing basic principles of QAPI
o Video – Nursing Home QAPI – What’s in it for you? - introduces QAPI, its value to residents, their families and caregivers,
and what is in it for nursing homes that embrace QAPI
• Nursing Home Quality Improvement Questionnaire: Analysis is nearly complete on wave one of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement
Questionnaire; results will be released on QAPI Website later this summer.
• QAPI Website: A new webpage to house QAPI training materials, tools and resources has been created on the CMS website.
• Next Steps: CMS will expand its QAPI efforts by developing resources for consumers.