The CMS CoP QAPI Standards, Worksheet and Proposed Changes
Instructor : Sue Dill Calloway
Oct 28, 2019 1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes
This program is a must attend for any hospital because it is one of only three sections with a CMS worksheet. It will also discuss the CMS hospital QAPI standards. There are over 1,700 deficiencies and many of these relate to patient safety. It will also cover some proposed changes to QAPI. CMS is going to implement similar QAPI standards for critical access hospitals in the proposed Hospital Improvement Rule.
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 CMS QAPI worksheet is an excellent communication tool so that the hospital will know what the expectations are from CMS. It 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. QAPI is an important issue to CMS and an increased area of focus.
This program will discuss the memo that CMS issued regarding the AHRQ common formats. CMS states that there are several reports that show that adverse events are not being reported. In fact, it is estimated that 86% of adverse event are never reported to the hospital’s PI program. Performance improvement is very important to CMS and the hospital conditions of participation require many things to be measured.
CMS Final QAPI Worksheet:
- Number of deficiencies hospitals received
- Final worksheet
- Use by surveyors in assessing compliance with standards
- Indicators selected
- Evidence quality indicator is related to outcomes
- Scope of data collection
- Collection methodology
- Number of projects
- Focus on severity, high volume, etc.
- RCA and causal analysis tracers
- TJC Sentinel Events and framework for doing RCA
- Interventions etc.
- PI requirements and leadership
- Board responsibility for PI
CMS CoP Manual Standards on QAPI:
- 34 standards to 8 and 7 completely rewritten
- CAH proposed QAPI under the Hospital Improvement Rule
- CMS memo on reporting into the QAPI system
- Number of deficiencies in the QAPI standards
- Ongoing PI program
- CMS Memo on reporting to internal PI program
- Hospital wide QAPI program
- Prevention and reduction of medical errors
- Program scope
- Measurable improvements
- Analyze and tracking of performance indicators
- Program data
- Tracking adverse events
- Ensuring compliance with program data requirements
- Identifying opportunities for improvement
- Board responsibilities for PI
- QIO projects and changes in QIO functions
- PI priorities
- Issues to improve patient safety, reduce medical errors and ADEs
- Three RCAs or Root Cause Analysis
- Number of PI projects
- Documentation requirements
- Executive responsibilities
- Providing adequate resources
- Resources; TJC, CMS compare, CMS VBP, AHRQ PI toolkit, patient safety indicators, National Quality Forum etc.
- Recall that CMS has a worksheet on QAPI
- 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
- Discuss that the Board is ultimately responsible for the QAPI program and must ensure there are adequate resources for PI
- Recall that hospitals are receiving a high number of deficiencies in QAPI
Who Should Attend?
- Performance Improvement Director and staff.
- Risk Management and Quality Staff
- Compliance officer
- Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse Educator, Staff Nurses, Nurse Managers
- Chief Medical Officer
- Patient Safety Officer
- Infection Preventionist.