Nursing Home Quality Improvement Questionnaire Announced

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has asked affiliates to assist the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in announcing a Nursing Home Quality Improvement Questionnaire that will be administered this summer by a CMS contractor.   The collection of this information is part of the CMS advancement of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in nursing homes.   The contractor will identify a representative sample of 4,200 nursing homes that will receive an invitation to complete the questionnaire.  The goal of the questionnaire is to identify the quality systems and processes nursing homes currently have in place, as well as assess the extent to which these systems and processes function to help nursing homes recognize and address quality issues. This information will help CMS and the contractors refine the QAPI components. Members are encouraged to participate if selected.  An Information Sheet describes the questionnaire as well as some of the other initiatives under way.