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Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) for IPFs

Hosted by Qualis Health's Provider Payment and Reporting team.


September 28, 2015



Join your IPF collegues from across Washington and Idaho in a discussion of QAPI and other quality improvement topics pertaining to inpatient psychiatric care. Mark Haines Simeon, Director of Quality Management at Western State Hospital in Lakewood WA, will kick off an open discussion regarding QAPI in IPFs. Mark has over 20 years experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment settings in Montana, Washington, Iowa, and Alaska

Discussion Topics:

  • Which QAPI topics received the most attention in recent on-site surveys?
  • What are the biggest challenges experienced by organizations regarding QAPI and how were those challenges addressed?
  • What are some examples of QAPI-inspired performance improvement projects that impact psychiatric patients? How have these projects affected resource deployment, policies, processes, or patient outcomes?
  • How is QAPI development and implementation the same or different for psychiatric units within hospitals vs.free-standing psychiatric hospitals?

Intended Audience
Inpatient psychiatric facilities

Mark Haines Simeon
Director of Quality Management
Western State Hospital

Jeff West, MPH RN
Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health

Deanna Graham
Quality Improvement Consultant
Qualis Health