The transition from Nursing Home Compare to Care Compare and unexpected Five Star Quality Rating updates brought disappointment to some Skilled Nursing Facilities. Due to the public health emergency (PHE), the rating system’s three domains had previously been held constant.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Five Star Quality Rating system…

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We’ve compiled a list of helpful QAPI resources from CMS as well as other organizations and experts. CMS Regulations & News Nursing Home Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) QAPI News Brief – Volume 1 QAPI News Brief – Volume 2 SNF Quality Reporting Program (IMPACT Act of 2014) Nursing Home Quality Initiative Patient Protection…

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QAPI will soon be in the spotlight.  All skilled nursing facilities, by November 28 of this year, must have their QAPI plan ready to provide to the Annual Survey.  For those who don’t have their plan in place, here is a quick QAPI primer.   What Is QAPI? QAPI stands for Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement. …

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