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CMS has finalized surveyor worksheets for assessing a hospital’s compliance Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI). This worksheet will be used by State and Federal surveyors on all survey activity in hospitals when assessing compliance the Conditions of Participation regarding QAPI. As of late 2014, the Final Worksheets were made publicly available. This article will briefly describe the finalized QAPI Worksheet and what this Guidance means for hospitals and providers that render lower levels of care.