42 CFR 460.136 - Internal quality assessment and performance improvement activities.

§ 460.136 Internal quality assessment and performance improvement activities.
(a) Quality assessment and performance improvement requirements. A PACE organization must do the following:
(1) Use a set of outcome measures to identify areas of good or problematic performance.
(2) Take actions targeted at maintaining or improving care based on outcome measures.
(3) Incorporate actions resulting in performance improvement into standards of practice for the delivery of care and periodically track performance to ensure that any performance improvements are sustained over time.
(4) Set priorities for performance improvement, considering prevalence and severity of identified problems, and give priority to improvement activities that affect clinical outcomes.
(5) Immediately correct any identified problem that directly or potentially threatens the health and safety of a PACE participant.
(b) Quality assessment and performance improvement coordinator. A PACE organization must designate an individual to coordinate and oversee implementation of quality assessment and performance improvement activities.
(c) Involvement in quality assessment and performance improvement activities.
(1) A PACE organization must ensure that all interdisciplinary team members, PACE staff, and contract providers are involved in the development and implementation of quality assessment and performance improvement activities and are aware of the results of these activities.
(2) The quality improvement coordinator must encourage a PACE participant and his or her caregivers to be involved in quality assessment and performance improvement activities, including providing information about their satisfaction with services.

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Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 460 after this date.

  • 2014-02-21; vol. 79 # 35 - Friday, February 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 9872 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers; Extension of Comment Period
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Proposed rule; extension of the comment period.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published in the December 27, 2013 Federal Register (78 FR 79082 through 79200) is extended to March 31, 2014.
      42 CFR Parts 403, 416, 418, 441, 460, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 491, and 494