Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)

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October 15, 2018
Many, if not most, existing quality measures for nursing home care reflect facility processes and characteristics, which are not designed to evaluate the primary care provider’s (PCP) role in this setting. A new study in the October issue of JAMDA...
March 19, 2018
Measuring quality of life for elders in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) has always been a challenge. However, it is essential to ensuring individual residents’ comfort, dignity, and satisfaction and to identify opportunities for new or...
Recorded Thursday, November 9, 2017 Speakers: Karen Tritz; Evan Schulman; Victoria Walker, MD, CMD; Susan Levy, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule...
May 18, 2017
Mariner Health Central, Inc. solidified its commitment to providing patient-centered consulting services to its client facilities by retaining Dr. Karl Steinberg as its first Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Steinberg’s impressive bio includes an AB in...
March 21, 2017
While medical directors have overall responsibility for resident care in nursing facilities, their roles are inevitably intertwined with survey findings and any ensuing legal actions, whether from CMS or collateral legal quarters. Additionally, both...
Speakers: Steven Levenson, MD, CMD; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule published in October 2016,...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...
With more focus on the concept of person-centered care, skilled nursing facilities are exploring ways to make their residents feel more at home. One way some facilities are doing this is by renovating existing structures and interiors to create a...