1. QAPI: A Systematic Approach to Quality Assurance Performance Improvement
SNFs are required to have a QAPI plan, which describes their comprehensive approach to attaining and sustaining quality of care and life. This chapter defines the systematic data driven approach of QAPI in the achievement of performance excellence in the provision of care and services. It outlines the tasks of systematic identification, reporting, investigation, analysis, and prevention of an adverse event; as well as documentation demonstrating the development, implementation, and evaluation of corrective actions or performance improvement activities.