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Title
Rollout of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Materials for Nursing Homes
Memo #
13-37-NH
Posting Date
2013-06-07
Fiscal Year
2013
Summary
• 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.
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