QAPI Element 4

Element 4: Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)

Concentrated effort on a particular problem

  • Involves gathering information systematically to clarify issues or problems and intervening for improvements
  • Examining and improving care or services in areas that the facility identifies as needing attention; areas will vary depending on nursing center type and the unique scope of services provided by the nursing center.

Action Steps May Include:

  • Utilizing the PIP checklist
  • Developing a PIP communication plan
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