QAPI: Closing the Loop on Agency Performance
A review of the QAPI requirement for all HCSSA agencies and the new QAPI requirement for CHHAs.
Subscription Type: Individual
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Program Description: All agencies believe they provide
quality service in an effective, efficient, and economically sound manner. But proving and backing up
the assertions requires a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program that
quantifies results in a measurable way. This program reviews the regulatory requirement for
QAPI program including selection of committee members, development of an effective QAPI policy
and plan, minimal requirements set forth by the state, and activities that can be performed,
measured, and quantified from point to point of review. It also provide updates
for the new QAPI condition and agency requirements applicable to Medicare certified home health
agencies to be implemented on January 8, 2018. The presenter also provides a sample policy and
procedure guide for the new requirements.
Program Learning Outcome:
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Jan Spears, Chief Executive Officer of MJS & Associates, LLC
About the Presenter: Jan Spears is Co-owner and
Chief Executive Officer of MJS & Associates, LLC. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the health care field.
Ms. Spears has owned and operated a multimillion dollar home health care company as well as consulted
for over 300 homecare providers in 25 states. As a full time consultant for the past 15 years, Ms. Spears
has successfully merged clinical and financial strategies into successful operational plans for
numerous providers nationwide. Jan serves as a Medicare coverage expert for health care facilities
who are undergoing audits by federal contractors through all levels of appeals. She has authored
several publications and heads a team of more than 25 consultants at MJS & Associates, LLC.
 QAPI: Closing the Loop on Agency Performance