FHA Webinar: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement
Updates to State Operations Manual
Thursday, May 4, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET)
Effective May 11, when the Public Health Emergency (PHE) ends, the flexibilities provided by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, specifically as it relates to the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program will no longer be waived.
Additionally, on March 9, CMS released changes to its interpretive guidance for the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program, specifying that hospitals’ governing bodies are responsible for oversight of the QAPI program and should conduct periodic reviews of: the hospital’s plan for QAPI; its selection of improvement projects; and its progress in achieving better performance. The updated guidance also stipulates that the governing body should set clear expectations for safety, the collection and review of incident reports, and the allocation of adequate resources to engage in these quality and safety improvement efforts.
Join us on May 4, 2023, 10:00-11:00 a.m. ET to get an overview of the new survey guidance.
Kim Smoak, Deputy Secretary and State Survey Agency Director, AHCA
Laura Jenson, Field Office Manager | Survey & Certification Support Branch, Bureau of Field Operations, AHCA