TITLE

Hospices start their trip down the road of quality improvement

PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Hospice Management Advisor;Mar2009, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The new Conditions of Participation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require hospices to implement a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program that provides an ongoing evaluation of the agency's outcomes. • Hospices must standardize data to enable benchmarking with others. • Relevant measures are to be studied, and improvement plans are to be developed. • Staff members' involvement is necessary for success. • Use existing tools and resources whenever possible. • Start small and work your way up to more complex studies.
ACCESSION #
36838796

 

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