Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon

Requirements of Participation: Phase 3 is on the Horizon Dr. Andy Kramer October 2018 By the time this column is published, there will be a little over a year before phase 3 of the Final Rule becomes effective. That day is fast approaching. While studying those...

Providing End-of-life Care Increasingly Important in Long Term Care

Providing End-of-life Care Increasingly Important in Long Term Care Dr. Andy Kramer August 2018 Communication with elders and family members about end-of-life care is becoming more accepted and encouraged. As staff care for older and frailer residents in skilled...

Where should a nursing center focus its QAPI programs?

Where should a nursing center focus its QAPI programs? Dr. Andy Kramer February 1, 2018 If there was ever a time when skilled nursing centers should pay attention to what is taking place in their local markets and where they can provide the most value, it is now. This...

The Role of QAPI in Preparing for the New Survey Process

The Role of QAPI in Preparing for the New Survey Process Dr. Andy Kramer December 4, 2017 I have been asked often about details of the new survey process, and how best to replicate it for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) purposes. My response is...