QAPI/QAA data collection and monitoring: Get your systems ready by November

By Caralyn Davis, Staff Writer - June 27, 2019

Establishing systems for collecting and monitoring data, as well as systematically analyzing and acting on that data, will play a critical role in complying with the updated regulations for quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) and quality assessment and assurance (QAA) that will roll out this November 28 as part of the Phase 3 implementation of the revised requirements of participation for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes. At present time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hasn’t yet issued a revised Appendix PP, “Guidance to Surveyors for Long-term Care Facilities,” of the State Operations Manual (SOM), but the existing Appendix PP already cites which data-related sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) will go into effect under the following F-tags: