Many medical directors are not aware of how participating actively in a facility's quality assurance program can assist them with meeting the regulatory requirements of the position. How quality assurance is reviewed and monitored in facilities is not uniform across facilities. Medical directors need to be aware of the basic requirements for quality assurance in addition to learn of the new requirements to be set under the ACA. This program will discuss the new requirements and will address how the medical director can/should be involved.
Discuss the CMS initiative for QAPI
List the 5 elements of QAPI
Discuss tools and programs available to the medical director for QAPI review
List areas of clinical concern for QAPI review that the medical director should be aware of in his/her facility.