On July 13, 2015 the most comprehensive change to nursing home regulations in 25 years was proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposal addresses two major revisions: discharge planning and the overall quality and safety of nursing homes. In anticipation of the release of the new regulations, it is critical that organizations carefully evaluate existing practices and make improvements as needed. But where and how should you start? Because QAPI is threaded throughout all of the proposed changes, all current practices should be reviewed and possibly revised to assure QAPI philosophy is embedded.
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