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Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) Resources

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Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement: An Electronic Resource Library

CMS has developed an extensive resource library of tools and worksheets to assist nursing homes with implementing QAPI practices. This guide is organized according to the CMS Process Tool Framework.

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Nursing Home Change Package v2.2 (April 2017)

Nursing homes participating in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative can use this change package to instill quality and performance improvement practices in their facilities.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid QAPI Resources

This website provides a library of QAPI tools and resources as CMS strives to provide nursing home providers with access to resources (materials or websites) to support QAPI implementation.

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Resource Guide QI Tools

Resource Guide for Quality Improvement Tools Related to New (April 2016) Nursing Home Compare Quality Measures

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Facility QAPI Plan

This document offers a template to assist your facility in creating a QAPI plan that will guide your organization's performance improvement efforts.

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How to Use the Fishbone Tool for Root Cause Analysis

This guide provides the necessary steps and instructions for performing root cause analysis (RCA) with performance improvement projects (PIPs).

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Guidance for Performing Root Cause Analysis with Performance Improvement Projects

This handout provides instructions on how to use the fishbone tool for root cause analysis. Root cause analysis is a structured team process that assists in identifying underlying factors or causes of an adverse event or near-miss.

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Root Causes Analysis Toolkit

This website provides a library of resources for conducting a root cause analysis. Types of resources include training videos, case studies, templates, and more.

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Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long Term Care

This website provides a step-by-step guide to assist your long-term care team in conducting root cause analysis.

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IHI Quality Improvement Essential Toolkit

This Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) toolkit is an invaluable, user-friendly resource to launch a successful quality improvement project and manage performance improvement.

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QAA/QAPI Meeting Agenda Guide

This resource can be used as a guide by your QAA Committee to coordinate and evaluate activities under the QAPI program.

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