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Mass Senior Care Association (MSCA) and Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI) are co-sponsoring a virtual educational QAPI seminar.

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) 2-Day Seminar in four (4) each, four (4) hour segments – CHHi-QAPI

 Dates:  

o   July 11, 2022

o   July 18, 2022

o   July 25, 2022

o   August 1, 2022

 

  • Seminar Time:  9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. each date (15-minute break required).

 

  • Each Participant shall receive 16 hours of CEUS (NAB and ANCC).

 

  • A post exam is available for each attendee at no additional charge.
    A passing score of 72% affords the learner credentials of QAPI-CHHI.
 

Seminar

Mass Senior Care/HHI

Non-Member Rate

Mass Senior Care/HHI Client Rate

CHHi-QAPI (2 Day)

$699.00

$450.00

 

A Competent Harmony Healthcare QAPI Professional (CHHI-QAPI) is an interdisciplinary team member who successfully completes this 2-Day intensive, clinically founded training, geared towards providing and documenting outstanding patient care while understanding regulatory requirements and reimbursement related to QAPI in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) setting. This program is interactive with a focus on practical application for the clinical staff and interdisciplinary team. 

 

This 2 day course offers participants a robust understanding of the QAPI methodology. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care and services in organizational settings.  CMS requires that healthcare entities implement and effectively demonstrate a program that encompasses the principles and methods associated with ongoing monitoring of outcomes. Phase III of the IMPACT Act of 2014 went into effect on November 28, 2019.  This resulted in key changes to the Requirements of Participation (RoP) which are linked with QAPI.  The new regulations advance QAPI from just a plan to a fully operational system of ongoing organizational learning and improvement.  QAPI is one of the top ten F-Tags received during licensure surveys. The combination of the new requirements with existing concerns escalates QAPI to an urgent priority for organizations.  Currently QAPI programs are under immense scrutiny, specifically what are the key quality initiatives in action that will take an SNF to the next level of care. In this presentation, the speaker will share action steps to develop an effective QAPI plan addressing regulatory changes related to Requirements of Participation (RoP) and new Long-Term Care Survey expectations.  The Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI) QAPI Certification Program helps provide the tools and framework for members at all levels of the organization to:

 

  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Address gaps in systems or processes.
  • Develop and implement an Improvement Plan.
  • Continuously monitor the effectiveness of interventions.

Effective QAPI programs are critical to improving the quality of life, quality of care and quality of services that are delivered in nursing homes. 

 

QAPI 4 Week Bootcamp, 4 Hours Each via Zoom, HHI and MSCA Partnership

 Weeks (1-4) 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.: 

  • $450 MSCA Members, $699.00 MSCA Non-Members

 

¸  Week 1:                 July 11, 2022

¸  Week 2:                 July 18, 2022

¸  Week 3:                 July 25, 2022

¸  Week 4:                 August 1, 2022

 

Recommended Audience

 

Administrators, Therapy Directors, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Directors of Nursing, MDS Coordinators, Case Managers, Nursing Management, and all other Skilled Nursing Facility team members.

 

Goals

 

This program will enable healthcare providers to engage in QAPI development and oversight activities to attain and maintain compliance with CMS QAPI regulations while improving quality healthcare delivery and improving resident quality of life.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

1. State 3 CMS regulatory changes that impact clinical facility process and quality outcomes.
2. Describe the difference between Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement.
3. Identify the action steps to QAPI development.

 

Contact Hours

QAPI Professional 2-Day Course (4 Week Bootcamp)

  • NAB:  16
  • ANCC:  16

 

Successful Completion QAPI (CHHI-QAPI) Checklist

1. Attend entire 2-Day seminar.
2. Complete course and teacher evaluation.
3. Complete and pass associated exams.
4. Sign all sign in sign out sheets.

 

In order to receive (CHHI-QAPI) credentials, attendees must attend 4 hours per week for 4-weeks bootcamp and complete the above checklist.

 

QAPI Professional

Weekly Bootcamp (4 Weeks)

Zoom

One Hour in Duration

16 CEUs

 

Bootcamp

Week 1

Week 2

Level 1

QAPI

 

1. Introduction to QAPI

QAPI

 

2.
SNF Industry Changes

QAPI

 

3.
Regulatory Update

QAPI

 

4.
12 Steps to QAPI

QAPI


5.
Five Elements/ QAA Committee Development

 

QAPI

 

6.
Data Sources

Data Monitoring

QAPI


7.
Work Plan Domains

QAPI


8.
Initiative Examples

 

 

 

Week 3

Week 4

Level 2

QAPI

 

1.
Quality Measures Intro/ Short-Stay and MDS-Based

QAPI

 

2.
Quality Measures Long-Stay

QAPI

 

3.
Additional Quality Measures Surveyors QPR

 

 

QAPI

 

4.
Plan Conduct Document

PIPs/ FOCUS PDSA

QAPI

 

5.
Root Cause Analysis

QAPI

 

6.
QAPI

and Compliance

QAPI

 

7.
Ten Steps for QAPI Planning

QAPI

 

8.
QAPI Scenarios

 

 

 

MSCABecome CHHi-QAPI Certified

 

Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI) founded in 2001, is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).  With headquarters in Topsfield, MA, Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI) services clients in the skilled nursing, acute care, home health and assisted living markets with Compliance, Analysis, Audits, Regulatory, Rehabilitation, Reimbursement, Education, Efficiency and Survey services.  With a staff of accomplished HHI Specialists who serve as consultants to For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, stand alone and multi-facility chains across the country, Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI) has been ranked among the top 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for three consecutive years by Inc. Magazine.

To learn more about Harmony Healthcare International, Inc. (HHI)

visit us at:  www.harmony–healthcare.com

Topics: QAPI, Seminar, Education, MSCA


Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA

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Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA
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