The Clinician’s Guide to the New Conditions of Participation:
Part 3: QAPI

By Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O of J.I.D. Consulting and Coding

Although many home health agencies already have QAPI programs in place, Medicare's Conditions of Participation (CoPs) have their own new and more specific requirements for quality assessment and performance improvement. All clinicians need to know about five new standards in the CoPs to ensure QAPI compliance.

Home health clinical expert Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O developed this helpful guide to outline the detailed requirements home health agency QAPI programs. This tip sheet is the third in our new, ongoing series, The Clinician’s Guide to the New Conditions of Participation.

>> Read the previous installments here: Part 1: Patient RightsPart 2: The Comprehensive Assessment

Whether you're an administrator looking to support staff education, or a clinician busy with patient care, this tip sheet is for you.

Read to learn:

  • The 5 new QAPI standards and their detailed requirements
  • 10 key considerations for preparing your agency’s QAPI program
  • How your agency can gather actionable data to use in your program
Download this tip sheet to better understand clinicians' vital role in CoPs compliance! 


About the Author

Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-OJill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O is a senior-level home health executive with progressive management experience in home health. Jill was co-owner and administrator of a home health agency with more than 350 patients, a position in which she served from 2005 to February of 2012. Jill is certified as a home care coding and OASIS specialist, and is an accomplished nurse with 33 years of experience as a home health administrator, home health director of nursing, and nurse consultant for home health.

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