During this WebEx, nationally-recognized home health experts, Misty Kevech and Cindy Sun, discussed the importance of Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). They also discussed how to directly apply best practices through the use of the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR) to improve your agency’s quality program. The HHCDR assists agencies to focus quality assessment efforts on priority health conditions and to track quality indicators.
Home health agencies interested in learning more about Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:
- Access and enter data into the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR)
- Interpret agency HHCDR Blood Pressure Data Reports and identify gaps in patient care
- List 3 evidence-based resources to assist with development and sustainment of quality assurance and performance
About the Presenters
Cindy Sun, MSN, FNP, COS-C is the Lead Cardiovascular Project Coordinator for West Virginia Medical Institute/Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Louisiana. She has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign since 2009. Her primary responsibilities include assisting with the integration of preventative cardiovascular care into the home health setting through the development of educational resources and the HHCDR.
Misty Kevech, RN, BS Ed, MS, COS-C, CCP, CPTM is a Project Coordinator for Quality Insights, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Louisiana. Her responsibilities are with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign and involve researching and writing home health Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs). BPIPs provide information, tools and resources on key topics to improve patient outcomes. One of her focus areas is underserved populations and their specific needs, including patients who are in underserved areas, those who are dual-eligible, experience significant health disparities and those served by small home health agencies. Her focus and passion is teaching others to use evidence-base practices and tools in day-to-day operations to improve quality of care for patients.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact your state’s representative:
Kaitlin Nolte, BA
Quality Improvement Project Manager
785/273-2552 Ext 379
Jennifer Geisert, RN, BSN
Quality Improvement Advisor, Regional Lead
402/476-1399 Ext 539
Sally May, RN, BSN, CH-GCN
Senior Quality Improvement Specialist