QAPI accreditation provides an opportunity for nursing centers to demonstrate to residents and families, physicians, and hospital partners that they are continuously improving quality
Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Providigm, which conducts the nation’s only nursing home accreditation program based on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI), will announce centers accredited in the second quarter of 2013. This second group of facilities receiving 2013 accreditation have conducted certain levels of QAPI activity between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. The first set of 644 accredited facilities was announced last month based on QAPI activities conducted between April 1, 2012 and March 30, 2013. These facilities all met measurable QAPI standards for comprehensiveness, continuity, coverage, and corrective actions. Meeting these standards was found to be associated with a substantial reduction in both numbers of deficiencies and Civil Money Penalties in a national research study conducted from 2010 to 2012.
Providigm’s accreditation program has a rolling eligibility period; each quarter, additional facilities are evaluated based on the prior four-quarter performance, and those meeting the criteria receive the accreditation. With one month left in this review period, provisionally accredited and non-accredited facilities are encouraged to contact Providigm for further information on how to meet the requirements for accreditation in this period, or begin the process for the next period of accreditation that will occur in Quarter 3 of 2013. According to Barbara Baylis RN, MSN and Providigm’s Accreditation Program Director, “QAPI accreditation provides an opportunity for nursing centers to demonstrate to residents and families, physicians, and hospital partners that they are continuously improving quality because QAPI is a process that is respected throughout health care.”
For more information, call 877-221-0184 or visit http://www.providigm.com/recognition.
About Providigm, LLC
Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Through Providigm’s web-based systems and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and life of their residents. Providigm’s patented abaqis® Quality Management System is the nation’s leading assessment and reporting system based on CMS’s Quality Indicator Survey. With its recent expansion in QAPI, Hospital Readmissions, and Customer Satisfaction, abaqis goes far beyond survey readiness. Providigm’s accomplished Research Group provides the scientific foundation and cutting-edge methodology behind its quality systems.