Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
The Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) “provides the full curriculum of surveyor training and guidance on health care facility regulations. QSEP is an online platform that empowers learners to lead and manage their own learning in order to master the content. All training is available on-demand on a top-notch self-service portal. 24/7 access means you have the freedom to learn what you want, where you want, when you want. The QSEP provides a single location for all Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSOG) training documentation, administration, reporting, and tracking.”
The QSEP User Manual: Public is found at the top of every web page and is a good place to become acquainted with the QSEP offerings. The general public has access to browse the Training Catalog and take online courses in any order. No login is needed for this. If you wish to take trainings and receive a certificate, you will need to create a login. The Sign Up link is found on the blue navigation bar at the top of any web page as well as on the home page. The User Manual will guide you through that process.
Click on the Training Catalog link on the left side of the blue navigation bar at the top of any web page. This is the view that you’ll see:
The colored icons on the left are related to training plans/programs for specific entities which include:
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC)
- Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
- Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC)
- End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Home Health Agencies (HHA)
- Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
- Life Safety Code (LSC)
- Long Term Care (LTC)
- Outpatient Physical Therapy or Outpatient Speech Language Pathology Services (OPT/OSP
- Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF)
- Rural Health Clinic/Federally Qualified Health Centers (RHC/FQHC)
- Organ Procurement Organizations (OPO)
You have the option to view all plans/programs or select a specific plan. You can also search for a specific title by using the alpha bar above the training listings. You are show the duration of the specific plan. Next to the Launch button for some of the plans you’ll see a gold triangle. Hover over that icon with your mouse to see specific media player requirements for that plan.
The blue navigation bar at the top of any web page also includes a Help drop-down:
There are lots of helpful links at the bottom of each web page in the grey box.
I encourage you to bookmark this educational resource and use it frequently to increase your knowledge in any given area of the curriculum. Check the website frequently for updates.