QAPI Tools and Resources

QAPI Introduction

As outlined in Conditions for coverage, dialysis facilities must develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate an effective, data-driven, quality assessment and performance improvement program with participation by the professional members of the interdisciplinary team (IDT). Dialysis facilities must maintain and demonstrate evidence of this program for review by CMS.

The development of a QAPI program can daunting, however, the ESRD Network of Texas has updated previously developed QAPI toolkits for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. Utilizing the most recent Measures Assessment Tool (MAT), as well as measures from the ESRD Quality Improvement Program (QIP), the new tools represent a comprehensive and robust system for maintaining QAPI in your facility.