At the conclusion of this session, the participants will be able to:
1. Identify the CMS QAPI worksheet.
2. Locate the section in the CMS hospital CoP manual which explains how hospitals who accept Mepicare or Medicaid reimbursement must follow those quidelines.
3. Explain how the board is ultimately responsible for the QAPI program and must ensure there are adequate resources for performance improvement personnel.
4. Discuss the high number of QAPI deficiencies hospitals are receiving.
This program is for performance improvement staff to attend. Other staff that should attend include risk management, quality staff, compliance officer, CNO, 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 for ensuring the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) related to performance improvement are met.
Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation. She has conducted many educational programs for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Sue has authored over 100 books and numerous articles. She is a frequent speaker and is well known across the country in the area of healthcare law, risk management, and patient safety. Sue has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.