Plan, Do, Study, Act And Repeat

Plan, Do, Study, Act and Repeat

Plan-Study-Do-Act (PDSA) is a key tool to help skilled nursing providers with Quality Assurance Process Improvement (QAPI). In my last blog, I reviewed the fundamentals of QAPI. The underlining theme being improvement that results in a better outcome. The Centers…

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QAPI Basics For Skilled Nursing

QAPI Basics for Skilled Nursing

Let's start with the basics. Quality assurance has been around since the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act nursing home reforms. However, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 strongly emphasizes quality for all of healthcare. Then, the addition of performance improvement within…

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8 Questions On Using Data In QAPI

8 Questions on Using Data in QAPI

We recently held a webinar focused on collecting, analyzing and communicating data in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI). By November 2019, all skilled nursing facilities will need a QAPI program that focuses on systems of care, outcomes of care and…

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Ready For QAPI?

Ready for QAPI?

In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the final Requirements of Participation for long-term care facilities. All skilled nursing facilities will need a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program by November 28, 2019. Are you ready?…

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LTPAC In The Time Of Trump

LTPAC in the Time of Trump

Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election may have taken many by surprise. Corporations and individuals alike are still wondering how the incoming administration will impact their livelihoods. For the healthcare industry, and long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) providers, big questions…

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