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Home Health QAPI Part 1: Introduction

presented by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM

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Financial: Misty Kevech receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Home Health agencies are required have a comprehensive Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) program as part of the Conditions of Participation (CoP). QAPI is a systematic data-driven method to identify and develop a Quality Improvement Projection (PIP) to improve patient care. This course will provide insight and guidance to create or modify QAPI program by learning about the five standards and their application within an organization. This course will focus on four of the standards and the fifth will be addressed in Home Health QAPI – Part 2.

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Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM

Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM is an RN Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and involve…

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1. Home Health QAPI Overview

Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a home health regulation in the Conditions of Participation (CoP). QAPI is the integration of both Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement together to improve outcomes in a systematic method. Learn about the need to use a data-drive approach and develop QAPI culture to be successful.

2. QAPI Standards

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provide agencies five specific QAPI Standards. This chapter will explore each standard including description, guidance, and implementation examples. The standards include: Executive Responsibility, Program Scope, Program Data, Program Activities, and Performance Improvement Projects.

3. Data Diving

There are various data sources that can support your QAPI program. Data accuracy is critical to ensure identifying problem or improvement areas for agency. Learn the questions you need to ask about the data and resources.

4. Patient Safety and Infection Prevention

Home health agencies are to address patient safety and infection prevention within the agency QAPI program. Learn about CMS’s guidance, how to identify potential problem areas, and some implementation examples. Discuss several approaches to tracking and trending issues related to patient safety and infection prevention.

5. Summary & Resources

QAPI needs to be a culture in all home health activities, not just for a quality project. Review key points and resources for QAPI development and documentation. Prepare to start working on a Performance Improvement Project.

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Home Health QAPI Part 2: Performance Improvement Project

Presented by Misty Kevech, RN, MS, CCP, CPTM

Home Health QAPI Part 2: Performance Improvement Project

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This course builds upon the principles from the Home Health QAPI – Part 1 course. The focus of Part 2 is to provide guidance and strategies around the final QAPI standard, Performance Improvement Project (PIP). An interdisciplinary PIP team will be selected to brainstorm on potential evidence-based interventions to address the specific problem or improvement area identified from agency data. Testing, spreading, and sustainment of the PIP interventions is critical to the success of the project. In addition to learning key principles and strategies in this course, there will be a demonstration of a PIP team in action.

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