Category: Quality Assurance Performance Improvement
Title: QAPI for ASC's - Where to Start?
Presenter: Cathy Montgomery, RN, President of Excellentia Advisory Group
Cathy has over 20 years of experience in healthcare services management. During her position as Regional Manager for Barnes Hospital, Cathy oversaw several physician practices. As Regional Administrator for Novamed, she oversaw operations of the physician practices, as well as the ambulatory surgery centers and optical shops in the Metro St. Louis and Illinois areas. Under her direction, a state-of-the-art refractive surgery center was also designed and opened in St. Louis, MO.
Cathy is Founder and President of Excellentia Advisory Group, a consulting and development company serving both the surgical industry through ASC’s as well as surgical hospitals and office-based surgical practices. Cathy’s passion has been teaching compliance to CMS Conditions of Coverage, AAAHC accreditation, and assisting ASCs with their survey readiness.
Description: Mandated by CMS effective May 18, 2009, ASC’s are REQUIRED to have a written QAPI plan.
Not sure where to start? Our QAPI DVD will lay out the ground rules, answer your questions and provide you with guides that you can run with in order to be compliant. Follow our suggested and organized format and ace your next survey.
REMEMBER YOU MUST TIE YOUR QAPI PROGRAM TO YOUR INFECTION CONTROL PROGRAM UNDER CMS GUIDELINES!
Learning Objectives for this presentation:
*How to pick your study...we will provide and discuss over 20 topics for you.
*How to track your data...example templates provided.
*How to analyze your data...discuss how to do the math.
*How to summarize & report your data...who, what, when and how.
Once you and any/all staff have reviewed this presentation, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation worth 1 1/2 Credit Hours of continuing education. You simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your certificates, using the Certificate Request Form found in the link below. You will need to provide a typed list of all participants first and last names, position title (RN ,BSN, etc.), license numbers (if professionals) and date of completion.
* Excellentia Advisory Group LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 15481: Issue Date: 4/6/2010;