Building a Quality Improvement Program
An overview of what QAPI entails as well as the purpose and importance
of having a Quality Improvement Program for both Medicare and Private Duty providers.
- TAHC&H Virtual Event | Spring Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
- Presentation Date | May 13, 2021
Program Description: This program provides an overview of what QAPI entails as well as the purpose and importance
of having a Quality Improvement Program for both Medicare and Private Duty providers. It covers the five standards of effective quality management,
discusses how to implement a Performance Improvement Project (PIP), and understand how to analyze a project’s effectiveness. It also looks at what
ongoing considerations your program should include.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
- §558.259[d]agency responsibilities
- §558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §558.260[a]quality improvement
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- Continuing Education for Nurses
- 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
- This program awards CNE until 05.13.2023
Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151
Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.
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TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Becky Tolson, RN, Clinical Compliance Educator, Accreditation Commission
for Health Care (ACHC)
About the Presenter(s):
Becky Tolson is a Registered Nurse serving as a Clinical Compliance Educator at Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
She participates in the development and training of skilled, non-skilled and specialty seminars for accreditation preparation.
She has a background in healthcare consulting for home health, private duty, and home care agencies across the country.
Her experience consists in both the clinical field and the administrative aspect of agencies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in
Business Administration to include management and marketing as well as a Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical.
She’s been involved in the formation of agency policies and procedures as well as marketing materials/strategies to
include website development, agency brochures, and patient education.
 Building a Quality Improvement Program