quality assessment & performance improvement (QAPI)

Quality Assessment & Performance Improvement (QAPI)

Per § 494.110: Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, of the Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities, "The dialysis facility must develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate an effective, data-driven, quality assessment and performance improvement program with participation by the professional members of the interdisciplinary team."

In addition to the interdisciplinary team of professionals required by the Conditions of Coverage, facilities are strongly encouraged to include patients on the QAPI team.

Resources

Forum of ESRD Networks' Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) toolkit
Quality Assurance Performance Improvement: Engaging Patients in a Virtual Environment for QAPI
Quality Improvement Project QAPI Worksheet
QAPI Accountability Tracking Worksheet
Measures Assessment Tool (MAT)
Sample QAPI Report