QAPI/QAA: What Medical Directors Need to Know

Date: September 11, 2019

Time: 07:00PM - 08:30PM

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On July 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register that would significantly revise the regulation regarding Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). CMS will not issue a Final Rule until sometime after the public comment period closes, which is September 16, 2019. This session explores the proposed changes to the regulation that will occur towards the end of 2019.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what the federal regulation requires from a QAPI program and QAA committee
  • Describe the “Five Elements” of QAPI
  • Understand the medical director’s role in QAPI and the QAA committee
  • Explore the case law regarding “privilege” and discovery of the QAA committee’s “internal documents” and learn how to maintain protection from discovery by plaintiffs’ lawyers and surveyors of confidential and privileged resident information

Credit Information:

1.50- CMD Management
1.50- MOC
1.50- CME

Disclosure Information:

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.

The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.

The Online Education Subcommittees have no financial relationships to disclose.

The speaker has no financial relationship to disclose.

AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.