CMS Will Look to LTC QAPI in Response to OIG Report of Adverse Events

March 14, 2014    |   By: Calevir

One response to adverse events is the “crackdown” or, as David Marx from the Just Culture Community puts it, “getting whacked.”   The more productive response is to learn from the events and improve systems and staff performance.   In a call on March 13, CMS indicated that it plans to respond to the high number of LTC adverse events outlined in the recent OIG report by doubling down its support of QAPI.     This focus on improvement rather than punishment is reassuring and will lead to better care for LTC residents.   This is SUCH good news!   The call was reported by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, and is available HERE.

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