A strong QAPI program can help nursing facilities identify areas where improvements can be made. Implementing the QAPI process demonstrates to residents and their families that providing appropriate, quality care is an important mission of the organization. Using the QAPI process to improve care can lead to improved resident satisfaction and health outcomes.
- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services QAPI Process Framework (PDF) outlines the five elements of the QAPI process and provides resources for each element.
- The CMS QAPI at a Glance (PDF) is a step-by-step guide for implementing an effective QAPI program.
- The CMS QAPI Self-Assessment Tool (PDF) can be used by nursing facilities to evaluate their QAPI program. The results of this evaluation can help identify the strengths of the facility’s QAPI program, as well as areas that need improvement.
- QAPI Written Plan How-To Guide (PDF) was developed by the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network to assist nursing facilities write a plan to guide their QAPI program.