Nursing homes throughout the country are working toward developing Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Plans (QAPI), as required by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The QAPI philosophy helps ensure a systematic, comprehensive, data-driven approach to care.

When nursing home leaders promote such an approach, the results may prevent adverse events, promote safety and quality, and reduce risks to residents and caregivers. This effort is not only about meeting minimum standards—it is about continually aiming higher.  


QAPI at a Glance  - A Step by Step Guide to Implementing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in Your Nursing Home

This guide defines QAPI principles, illustrates QAPI in action, details the five elements of QAPI, describes action steps for implementing QAPI principles, and provides tools and resources that nursing homes may use as they further develop improvement systems.