QAPI Tools – Tips and Tricks

Presenter: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer
Date & Time:
January 15, 2021 at 12pm CT


The CMS deadline for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to implement a QAPI program is March 30, 2021.  Even though CMS has not published the standards in the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), the deadline is fast approaching.

The webinar will include:

  • CMS QAPI requirements for CAHs
  • How to assess your QAPI program
  • How to set priorities for organizational improvement
  • Tools for data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Organizational engagement


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify one difference between the current Quality regulatory requirements and the new QAPI requirements.
  2. Identify at least one tool for completing an assessment of the hospital’s current quality program.
  3. Identify prioritization criteria required by CMS.