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Session Description: Regulations require each nursing facility to have a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program. Successful programs include the involvement of every member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT). The medical director is responsible for the design and implementation of the program. This session will address the key components of a QAPI program, tools to analyze data, performance improvement projects, and strategies to engage the commitment of IDT members to quality. The presenters are a medical director and quality coordinator with experience in acute, post-acute and long-term care.
Explain the regulations related to QAPI in PA/LTC
Describe the role of the medical director in the design, implementation and the monitoring of QAPI Program
Review the tools for analyzing data with an emphasis on the appropriate use of each tool
Discuss the role of the IDT in QAPI
Speaker(s): Verna Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD Kimberly S. Woodley
Reference(s): Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Inspector General Corporate Responsibility and Health Care Quality - A resource for Health Care Board of Directors. To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System http://www.nap.edu/catalog/9728.html. www.CMS. Medicare.gov.