Reformed Church Home Receives National Accreditation for Excellence in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Old Bridge, NJ, July 10, 2017 – Reformed Church Home has received the Basic Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Accreditation in 2017, announced by Kate Shepard, Executive Director for the senior community. The Home offers long term nursing care, rehabilitation therapy programs, and assisted living services.
This accreditation is evaluated and presented by independent accreditor, Providigm, LLC. Through Reformed Church Home’s use of the abaqis® Quality Management System, Providigm is able to verify that the facility is continually assessing the quality of the care they provide to their residents against federal regulations and standards, and correcting identified issues.
“In the fall of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released revised regulations for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) requiring a comprehensive program for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI),” according to Andrew Kramer, M.D., Chief Executive Officer at Providigm. “The new regulations revolutionize the way SNFs manage quality assurance by requiring a comprehensive data-driven approach. Reformed Church Home has proactively adopted the abaqis® methodology and is an excellent example of a facility constantly monitoring the quality of life and care of their residents and implementing changes to make them even better.”
“We are extremely proud of the work our care team has accomplished to achieve this accreditation,” said Ms. Shepard. “We take quality seriously and strive to give our residents the quality of life and level of dignity they deserve.”
About Reformed Church Home
Reformed Church Home is a highly respected, not-for-profit healthcare community offering assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and respite care to seniors of all faiths and beliefs. The Home consistently has been awarded 5-star Quality of Care ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services each quarter since inception of the program in 2008; has been recognized for outstanding annual surveys from the NJ Department of Health; received the Embracing Quality Award from Providigm (2013-2015); and named Best of the Best Assisted Living Community in Middlesex County (2013-2016). For additional information, please contact Andrea Walls, Director of Marketing, at 732-607-9230, or visit www.reformedchurchhome.org.
About Providigm, LLC
Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care systems. Through Providigm’s web-based programs and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and life of their residents. Providigm’s patented abaqis® Quality Management System is the nation’s leading assessment and reporting system based on CMS’s Quality Indicator Survey. abaqis goes far beyond survey readiness with capability to manage QAPI processes, Hospital Readmission tracking, and Customer Satisfaction measurement. Providigm’s accomplished Research Team provides the scientific foundation and cutting-edge methodology behind its quality systems. For more information, visit www.providigm.com.