*Take Charge of Your QAPI Program focuses on the “how-to’s” or practical strategies of implementing and sustaining an effective QAPI Program to meet the new Medicare CoPs.
Morning: (8:30am-12:30pm) Building & Sustaining Data-Driven QAPI with HHQI
During this 4-hour interactive workshop, RN Project Coordinators from the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign team will provide personalized hands-on guidance on data interpretation and the next steps toward developing and sustaining a strong Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan.
• Interpret your agency's HHQI ACH Data Reports and identify gaps in patient care.
• Distinguish at least 3 free evidence-based tools/resources to address gaps in patient care.
• Identify 3 additional support resources to assist with development and sustainment of a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plan.
** Approved for 3.75 Continuing Nursing Education-Continuing Nursing Education credits for this activity have been approved by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Bring Your HHQI Data Reports for Personalized Assistance:
HHQI uses OASIS data to generate custom data reports on high-priority topics such as Acute Care Hospitalizations (ACH) for all CMS-reporting home health agencies. You are encouraged to bring these reports with you for personalized guidance on interpretation as well as suggested next steps. Log in to the HHQI Data Access System (https://secure.homehealthquality.org) now to download your reports
Misty Kevech, RN, MS is an RN Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and involve researching and writing Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) for home health.
Cindy Sun, MSN, FNP is the Lead Cardiovascular Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network (QIN)-Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Louisiana. She has worked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign since 2009.
Afternoon: (1:00pm-4:00pm) QAPI Practical Strategies, Tips and Tricks
To meet the new Medicare Home Health Care QAPI requirements, agencies must make the journey from data to improvement by employing data management, process improvement tools, process improvement teams and performance improvement strategies. Applying lessons learned in the morning session, participants will master five key strategies and practical tips and tricks for implementing successful Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs) that keep quality problems permanently solved.
By the end of this program participants will be able describe and implement five (5) key improvement strategies:
- Use data to inform process improvement
- Follow the quality roadmap
- Get organized and stay focused
- Engage leaders and staff in improvement
- Employ quality tools to improve outcomes
Barbara Katz, RN, MSN, President of BK Health Care Consulting, LLC, has extensive experience in certified and private duty home health care marketing, performance improvement and clinical program development. She has also been a Family Nurse Practitioner, a health educator, a professional trainer and a health care manager in hospitals, medical practices and managed care organizations.
Who Should Attend: QM/QI/PI as well as Supervisors of Clinical Services