Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of management 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: As prescribed in the Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2013, under the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, all nursing homes will be expected to institute a new approach to quality assurance based on five elements (1. design and scope, 2. governance and leadership, 3. feedback, data systems and monitoring, 4. performance improvement projects, and 5. systematic analysis and systemic action). These elements are designed to shift the focus towards a more proactive quality improvement framework. Medical directors can and should play an active role in creating successful applications of these principles. This session will discuss the plans for QAPI, the potential role of the medical director and how they can be an effective member of the implementation team.
List the five elements of QAPI.
Discuss the role of the medical director in implementing QAPI in nursing homes.
Identify three steps AMDA should take to make QAPI a success.
Speakers(s): Robert Kane, MD; Cheryl L. Phillips, MD, CMD; Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Robert Kane, MD has no financial disclosures to report. Cheryl L. Phillips, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.
References(s): Not applicable
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University