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Sandhills Center LME. Quality Management Program. Quality Management Program Statement of Purpose. To ensure services (internal and external) are appropriately monitored and continuously improved.

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sandhills center lme

Sandhills Center LME

Quality Management Program

quality management program statement of purpose
Quality Management Program Statement of Purpose
  • To ensure services (internal and external) are appropriately monitored and continuously improved.
  • An emphasis on communication, interdepartmental, structured communication and total agency teamwork.
  • Integrate Quality Management into the entire organization.
  • To comply with URAC Standards, DMH/DD/SAS Rules and incorporates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Framework.
  • The Quality Framework includes the following functions for design of the Quality Management Program: Discovery; Remediation and Continuous Improvement.
Discovery – collecting data and direct participant experience in order to assess the ongoing implementation of the program, identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Remediation – Taking action to remedy specific concerns that are identified
  • Continuous improvement – utilizing data, data and more data to engage in actions that emphasize continuous improvement.
  • Additionally, the Quality Management Program utilizes the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Quality Improvement Model.
  • Plan – Analyze the problem, establish a solution plan and set goals
  • Do – Implement the solution
  • Check – Evaluate the solution
  • Act – Monitor for continuous improvement and implement system change.
  • The QM Program balances Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement activities in that Quality Assurance activities inform and spark the Quality Improvement process.
oversight and responsibility of the qm plan
Oversight and Responsibility of the QM Plan
  • The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for oversight and effectiveness of the QM Program.
  • The CEO is administratively responsible for the direction and overall functioning of the QM Program and ensures allocation of adequate resources and staffing.
  • The Chief Clinical Officer/Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the QM Program and advises on clinical issues.
  • The QM Director manages the day to day operations related to the implementation of the QM Program.
  • The Board of Directors reviews and approves QM Plan annually
  • The Board of Directors receives quarterly reports of all QM activities including Satisfaction Survey results, Complaints and Incidents.
quality management committee qm structure
Quality Management Committee & QM Structure

Committee structure

Four (4) major committees:

Quality Management

Care Management/Utilization Management

Health Network

Customer Services


Sandhills Center Committee and Management/Leadership Teams

Board of Directors

LME Executive Management Team

Quality Management

Client Rights

Care /

Utilization Management

Regulatory Compliance

Complaints & Grievances

Clinical LeadershipTeam

Customer Services


Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC)

Health Network

Clinical Advisory Committee

Network Leadership Council

Credentialing Committee

Dispute Resolution Panel

regulatory compliance committee
Regulatory Compliance Committee

Board of Directors






Regulatory Compliance Standing Committee

Chair- Reg Compliance Officer





Care Coord





Quality Management

qm program committees
QM Program Committees


  • Oversight of the day to day operations of the Quality Management Program and compliance with rules, regulations and URAC standards;
  • Define performance measures to ensure compliance and review data related to the indicators;
  • Communicate activities and findings back to the Quality Management Committee through Executive Summaries and Task Logs.
quality management committee
Quality Management Committee
  • Serve as the main conduit of change for the organization.
  • Provide oversight of the Sandhills Service Management System, operations, functions, processes and practices.
  • Provide a forum for problem solving and addressing processes for improvement.
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Quality Management Committee
  • Is made up of Department Heads from each section
  • Is chaired by the Medical Director
  • Identifies quality indicators, measures and activities as required by contracts with DMA and DMH/DD/SAS
  • Establishment of performance benchmarks for all internal and external quality indicators
quality management committee activities
Quality Management Committee Activities

Review Care Management/UM, Health Network and Customer Services task logs and Executive Summaries;

  • Review and promote further discussion of data analysis;
  • Review and recommend approval of Policies & Procedures, Decision Support Tools, Scripts;
  • Review satisfaction data for improvement opportunities;
  • Approval and monitoring of program specific QIPs;
  • Reviews QM Plan annually
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Quality Management Committee Activities (cont’d)
  • Monitor Access to LME Services;
  • Monitor Complaints and Appeals;
  • Provide oversight of monitoring of network providers and recommend sanctions, as necessary;
  • Review, approve and track Marketing and Communication Materials;
  • Monitor Compliance with delegation policies and procedures;
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Quality Management Committee Activities (cont’d)
  • Ensure all staff, the Provider Advisory Council, Consumer and Family Advisory Council and Board of Directors have a mechanism to provide input into the Quality Management Program; and
  • Oversee the Regulatory Compliance Program.
quality improvement projects
Quality Improvement Projects
  • Exemplify the process of continuous quality improvement;
  • Allow for data collection, measurement and analysis that indicates problems that may require corrective action and improvement.
  • Each Program maintains at least two QIPs at any given time:
    • At least one project must focus on error reduction and/or member safety and
    • At least one project must focus on members, that relates to specified key indicators or quality and involves a senior clinical staff member if the QIP is clinical in nature.
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Quality Improvement Projects
  • QM staff tracks QIPs for 1 year after closure to ensure achieved benchmarks are maintained.
global cqi committee
Global CQI Committee
  • Sandhills Center will establish a Global Continuous Quality Improvement Committee
  • This committee will be a sub-committee of the Quality Management Committee
  • Will be chaired by a CABHA provider and by a specialty provider
  • Its membership will include representation from all provider groups
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Global CQI Committee
  • The group will analyze data, identify barriers and assist in implementing interventions to improve quality of care through out Sandhills.
  • This group will make recommendations to the Sandhills Quality Management Committee
quality management program evaluation
Quality Management Program Evaluation

Annual Evaluation

Comprehensive analysis of:

  • Accomplishments;
  • Committee activities;
  • Results of Quality Improvement activities; and
  • Trending of indicator data.

May result in the proposal of new activities or establishment/revision of Policies & Procedures.

Assists in the identification and establishment of new priorities/goals for the Quality Management Program.


Every Sandhills Center Person and Program

is an Important Piece

of our

Quality Management Puzzle

incident reporting requirements
Incident Reporting Requirements
  • IRIS a web based incident reporting system for reporting and documenting Level II and III incidents involving members receiving MH/I/DD/SAS services.
  • Information relating to IRIS is found at , click on IRIS Technical Manual

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Incident Reporting Requirements
  • Purpose of IRIS is to ensure that serious adverse events are addressed quickly
  • And analyzed for ways to prevent future occurrences and improve the service system
  • There are three levels of incidents

Level I addressed internally, NOT entered into

IRIS and reported to Sandhills Center on a

quarterly basis

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Incident Reporting Requirements
  • Level II Incidents must be documented and submitted in IRIS within 72 hours consecutive hours of learning of the incident and addressed internally by the provider
  • Deaths from natural causes are Level II incidents
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Incident Reporting Requirements
  • Level III incidents must be submitted in IRIS within 72 consecutive hours of occurrence and verbally reported to Sandhills Center.
  • All deaths from unknown causes are Level III incidents.
  • Once additional information is learned, it must be entered into IRIS as well
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Incident Reporting Requirements
  • If IRIS is unavailable at any time, providers must still meet the time lines for submission of an incident by faxing a paper copy of the incident report to the proper agencies.
incident reporting
Incident Reporting
  • Incident types:
  • Under the care of a provider ( that means has received service within 90days prior to the incident)
  • Allegations of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation
  • Consumer Injury
incident reporting con t
Incident Reporting Con’t
  • Medication Errors
  • Absences
incident reporting contacts
Incident Reporting Contacts

Angie Kivett

Sandhills Center

108 West Walker Ave

Asheboro, NC 27203

telephone - 336-625-4351

fax 336-625-3661 or

incident reporting contacts con t
Incident Reporting Contacts con’t

DMH/DD/SAS Quality Management Team

Complaint Intake Unit

3004 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27600-3004

Fax: 919-715-3604

Voice 919-733-0696

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Incident Reporting Contacts con’t
  • Division of Health Services Regulations
  • 27111 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27511-2711
  • Fax 919-715-7724
  • Phone 200-624-3004 or