One response to adverse events is the â€œcrackdownâ€ or, as David Marx from the Just Culture Community puts it, â€œgetting whacked.â€Â The more productive response is to learn from the events and improve systems and staff performance.Â In a call on March 13, CMS indicated that it plans to respond to the high number of
The OIG report, â€œAdverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities: National Incidence among Medicare Beneficiariesâ€ has made quite a splash.Â Of course, the Center for Patient Safety is excited that it recommends increased participation with Patient Safety Organizations.Â But the report is a treasure trove of good information that can help to support safety efforts and
CPS will have a booth at the LeadingAge Missouri Fall Annual Conference September 18-20 at Lodge of the Four Seasons. Come see us and let us know how we can help your Missouri-licensed long term care organization improve resident safety and support your compliance with the anticipated QAPI regulations!
DHSS has included the Center for Patient Safety (CPS) in its regional Long-Term Care Provider Meetings.Â Kathy Wire, JD, MBA, CPHRM, is a Project Manager for CPS and is presenting â€œHow CPS Can Help You Implement QAPI in a Confidential Environment.â€Â The handouts from the presentation, which describe CPSâ€™ LTC offerings, are available on the
Even though there is no timeline for the publication of draft regulations for the LTC Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) provisions of the Affordable Care Act, CMS has started to train surveyors about QAPI. In an Open Door Forum call on June 20, officials confirmed that surveyors will not evaluate homes on QAPI until