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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving nursing home providers the opportunity to participate in a bold, new quality improvement initiative mandated through the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act requires CMS to establish standards relating to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) and provide technical assistance (TA) to facilities on the development of best practices for QAPI.
The following are the CMS QAPI initiatives:
The Nursing Home Quality Improvement Questionnaire will be administered to a representative sample of 4,200 randomly selected nursing homes in 2 waves:
Nursing home providers participating in the data collection effort will be given the option of completing an electronic questionnaire available via the internet or a hard copy questionnaire mailed directly to their facility.
The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Nursing homes participating in the data collection will not be identified by name or any other identifying information.
Your participation in this survey effort is crucial to the goals of CMS in aligning QAPI Technical Assistance with provider needs.
Check your Quality Improvement & Evaluation System (QIES) mailbox for notification that you have been selected to participate in this important information gathering.
CMS is being supported in this effort through partnership with the following organizations: