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Webinar: CMS Hospital QAPI Worksheet and Revised Standards
Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

This program is a must attend for any hospital. This is because it is one of only three sections with a CMS worksheet. It will also discuss the CMS hospital QAPI standards. There is high number of deficiencies and these will be discussed. There are over 2,158 deficiencies and many of these relate to patient safety. This program will also cover the final changes to QAPI that were effective November 29, 2019. CMS implement similar QAPI standards for critical access hospitals in the final Hospital Improvement Rule so all CAHs should listen to this presentation. Critical access hospitals (CAHs) have an additional 18 months to implement since this rewrites all the CAHs QAPI standards.

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If CMS showed up at your door tomorrow would you be able to show that you are in compliance with the QAPI standards? Did you know there is a section in the QAPI standards that address patient safety and risk management? It requires hospitals to have 3 root cause analysis. Hospitals were also cited for not having a number of required policies and procedures.

The QAPI (Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement) worksheet is designed to help surveyors assess compliance with the hospital CoPs for QAPI. The worksheet is used by State and Federal surveyors on all survey activity in hospitals when assessing compliance with the QAPI standards including validation and certification surveys. CMS may also just show up at your door to assess the three worksheets.


1. Recall that CMS has a worksheet on QAPI

2. Describe that there is a section on QAPI in the CMS hospital CoP manual that any hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow

3. Discuss that the Board is ultimately responsible for the QAPI program and must ensure there are adequate resources for PI

4. Recall that hospitals are receiving a high number of deficiencies in QAPI

Who Should Attend

It should be mandatory for the performance improvement director and staff to attend. Others include the risk management, quality staff, compliance officer, chief nursing officer, chief medical officer, patient safety officer, nurse educator, staff nurses, nurse managers, leadership staff, board members, accreditation staff, department directors, infection preventionist and anyone else who is responsible to ensure the CMS CoPs related to performance improvement are met which includes requirements on risk management and patient safety.


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Contact: Tammy Wells