Monday, January 7, 2013
QAPI – CMS S&C Memo and Draft Implementation Guide
Last month CMS released S&C Memo 13-05-NH to State Survey Agencies with a preview of the QAPI At A Glance implementation guide that is set to be formally released in February 2013. (The memo and guide are available in the Members Only section of the IHCA website). The At A Glance guide is part of CMS’s compliance with the ACA’s requirement to provide technical assistance for each nursing home to implement a QAPI system. Regulations requiring a QAPI system are forthcoming. Though the At A Glance guide indicates it is not for distribution, it appears the guide has been well disseminated and IHCA wanted its members to be aware of the guide.