To prepare for the transition, facilities will want to confirm they are well educated on the facts about QAPI. Intimate knowledge of their Five STAR Quality Measures, become familiar with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Survey and Certification (S&C) letters, and become fluent in critical thinking, process improvement and data-driven performance measures. Fill out the form to the right to download a checklist of the tasks that should be completed to verify a comprehensive and effective QAPI Program is put in place by November 28, 2017.
"Our relationship with Harmony has definitely increased our RUG rates through education and communication. Our current RUG rate has increased 11% and has more than covered any related costs of doing business."