That is what nursing homes working to achieve QAPI accreditation are doing. They are creating a better place and better care for their residents and patients.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 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 on July 24th.
These accredited facilities have conducted certain levels of QAPI activity between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013, meeting 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. This quarter, an additional 126 facilities were accredited, demonstrating a desire from the industry to assess quality at a continuous rate and improve care.
Barbara Baylis RN, MSN and Providigm’s Accreditation Program Director adds, “As Dr. W. E. Deming, father of quality said, ‘We are here to make another world.’ That is what nursing homes working to achieve QAPI accreditation are doing. They are creating a better place and better care for their residents and patients.”
For the complete list of QAPI accredited facilities, listed by state, visit Providigm’s website at 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 Team provides the scientific foundation and cutting-edge methodology behind its quality systems.