◂  December 2018

Phase 3: Implementing an Effective QAPI Program: Pro-Active 13-Part Webinar Series

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Cassi Meritt

Moving Mountains – Register for our 13-part webinar series ~ The Phase 3 ROP & 2019 Reimbursement Changes Planned!  LeadingAge WA has continued our partnership with Proactive Medical (that brought you our successful 2018 Phase 2 trainings) to prepare for the next webinar series focused on successfully managing the industry changes taking effect in 2019 including Phase 3 Requirements of Participation and the potential transition of Medicare PPS from RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).  Plan to join us in November as we kick off our first session!  Our goal is to support Washington SNF’s with substantive education, tools, and resources to implement practical, step-wise action plans for success with the 2019 changes.

Presented By: Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, Clinical Consultant

Shelly Maffia is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator with over fifteen years of experience serving in long term care leadership and consulting positions, including positions as Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Corporate Nurse Consultant and Training Positions. She earned the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) credential from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), which was established to promote the highest standards for QAPI program implementation in the long-term care profession.

SESSION Description:

This 1.25 hour webinar will focus on the fundamentals of QAPI and incorporating the 5 QAPI elements into existing continuous quality improvement (CQI) facility quality programs. Self-assessment for goal setting, the QAPI written plan, policies and procedures, and leadership’s role in accountability for QAPI programs will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the fundamentals of QAPI programs
  2. Understand the 5 elements of QAPI for nursing facilities
  3. Describe a process for establishing priority QAPI goals based on facility specific assessment.
  4. Understand the governing body and administrative role in development and sustenance of a QAPI culture and maintaining accountability for safety and quality in balance with resident rights and choice.

Course Content

11:00 a.m.             QAPI fundamentals and the 5 elements

  • Design and Scope
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Feedback, Data Systems and Monitoring
  • Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)
  • Systematic Analysis and Systemic Actions

11:30 a.m.              Leadership responsibility and accountability

11:45 a.m.              Identifying facility quality improvement opportunities and prioritizing performance improvement objectives

  • Data collection and use
  • Root cause analysis and PIP framework resources

12:00 p.m.               Driving change

  • Staff training for QAPI awareness and team focused improvement
  • Sustaining improvement

12:15 p.m.             Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience:   Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director / NAB and DSHS credits available

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