QAPI for Home Health

QAPI for Home Health 

There is no doubt that improving the quality of healthcare services has been a national priority in the United States for the last several decades, and home health care is no exception. Since the beginning of OASIS in 1999, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required home health agencies to assess and report the quality of delivered care and seek ways to improve client outcomes. To further emphasize the importance of quality healthcare, CMS developed the Home Health Compare website, which publicly reports OASIS-based quality performance information (CMS, 2014a). Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) is a tool that home health agencies use to help identify issues within their organization and with the care delivered to client. Once identified, QAPI allows the agency to focus their goals and create a plan that will guide them to improvement. This course provides you a basic understanding of the use of QAPI in home health agencies. In this course, you will learn the role QAPI has in improving healthcare quality and the fundamental principles of QAPI.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-QHH
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Explain the role QAPI has in improving healthcare quality.
Describe the fundamental principles of QAPI.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Basic Principles of QAPI A. Improving Quality B. Basic Concepts C. Identification D. Quality Measures E. QAPI in Action – Part 1 F. Problem Analysis G. Implementation H. QAPI in Action – Part 2 I. Monitoring Section 3: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations

Expert Reviewer: Pam Henkels
Pam Henkels has been an RN for over 30 years working mainly in primary and home care. She spent 7 years working in home health as a case manager before moving to Home Hospice care where she has worked as the Administrator and Director of Operations. She has a passion for seeking, improving and monitoring quality of care delivered to clients in home care and in the education of her colleagues, patients, and their caregivers. Disclosure: Pam Henkels has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health.
G Tags:
G640, G642, G644, G646, G648, G656, G658, G660, G720
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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