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Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI)

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QAPI Homepage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services homepage for QAPI programs, which are critical to improving the quality of life, and quality of care and services delivered in nursing homes.

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QAPI At A Glance

This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services step-by-step guide explains how to implement QAPI in nursing homes.

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QAPI Description and Background

This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website provides a description of QAPI, as well as its development history.

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QAPI Process Tool Framework

This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) process tool provides a crosswalk between each CMS Process Tool and the QAPI Five Elements.

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The Five Elements of QAPI

This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services fact sheet briefly describes the five elements of QAPI.

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Nursing Home Change Package (April 2017)

Nursing Homes participating in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative can use this change package to instill quality and performance improvement practices in their facilities.

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QAPI Companion Guide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services QAPI Guide: What You Need to Know. This companion guide is designed to help your team recognize and understand the major components of the Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiative.

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QAPI Quick Reference Guide

CMS has developed an extensive resource library of tools and worksheets to assist nursing homes with implementing QAPI practices. This guide is organized according to the CMS Process Tool Framework.

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Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Worksheet

This worksheet includes the necessary elements for the nursing home QAPI team to carry out a successful PIP to improve quality in selected topics of focus.

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Federal Register QAPI Changes Overview

This document produced by the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center provides a summary outlining the proposed new QAPI regulations for nursing homes.

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Sample California Nursing Home QAPI Plan

This Sample California QAPI Plan Template can help guide nursing home staff members as they develop specific quality improvement plans for their organizations.

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