CMS Hospital QAPI Standards 2024 (W4021)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

This session is complimentary for all GHA members.

The fee is $295 for non-members.


Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM

Course Curriculum

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Conditions of Participation deficiencies are the third most frequently cited of the 24 Conditions for Medicare-certified hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) believes that a hospital with a well-designed and well-maintained QAPI program can significantly enhance its ability to provide high quality and safe care to its patients while reducing the incidence of medical errors and adverse events throughout the hospital. 

In 2020, CMS published updated QAPI standards, but the interpretive guidelines for the regulation were delayed. Some of the changes included a section in the QAPI standards that address patient safety and risk management. In March 2023, CMS issued new interpretive guidelines with information and directions for surveyors on assessing a hospital’s QAPI program.    

This program will discuss the revised CMS hospital QAPI standards and the new applicable interpretive guidelines. Included will be a discussion on CMS expectations for hospital leadership and the governing body with respect to oversight and execution of the QAPI.  

Continuing Education Credits 

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a).  Approved for 2 contact hours.  

By attending CMS Hospital QAPI Standards 2024  offered by Georgia Hospital Association, participants may earn up to 2 ACHE Qualifying Education Hours toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) designation. Attendees who wish to have the hours applied toward ACHE Qualifying Education credit must self-report their participation by logging into their MyACHE account and selecting ACHE Qualifying Education Credit.

If you need assistance with registration, please contact the education department at or 770-249-4529.


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