QAPI Updates

17oct12:00 pm1:00 pmQAPI UpdatesSDAHO Webinar

Event Details

October 17  at 12pm CST/11am MST

This webinar is a must for all hospitals and critical access hospitals. This webinar will discuss the new interpretative guidelines for hospitals that were published in March, 2023 as well discuss the QAPI program conditions of participation for critical access hospitals, which went into effect March 30, 2021, and the changes made to the conditions of participation for general acute hospitals that went into effect Nov. 29, 2019.

  • Discuss the board responsibility for the QAPI program.
  • Explain the basic requirements for an effective QAPI program.
  • Explain new QAPI standards and interpretative guidelines


Presenter: Nancy Ruzicka, BS, RPh, MBA, MJ, CHC, Ruzicka Consulting

Nancy Ruzicka has experience teaching and assisting hospitals and other healthcare facilities in understanding applicable Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Her experience also encompasses teaching all levels of healthcare staff in understanding compliance and HIPAA requirements. Nancy has been a frequent speaker for the Iowa Hospital Association on EMTALA and Conditions of Participation for hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Nancy’s previous experiences include Director of Integrity & Compliance and Privacy Official at Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines; Director of Regulatory Compliance at UnityPoint Health and over twenty years of experience with Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Nancy received her MJ in Health Law, MBA and BS in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.


Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $49 for Non-Members.

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(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm