The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility program of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in critical access hospitals. This project provides an opportunity for individual hospitals to look at their own data, measure their outcomes against other CAHs and work on initiatives to improve outcomes and provide the highest quality care to each and every one of their patients.

Reporting of MBQIP data is required for participation in FLEX activities and to receive Small Hospital Improvement Project grants.

Hospitals needing a refresher on MBQIP requirements and/or data abstraction basics are encouraged to attend this basic training session. This full day of training will cover basic abstraction guidelines, data reporting guidelines and an in-depth review of the Emergency Department Transfer Communication measures.  Specific topics include:

  • Components of MBQIP quality data collection;
  • Resources available in QualityNet to make reporting more efficient;
  • Developing and implementing an action plan for data reporting;
  • Review process of EDTC data collection; and
  • How to report EDTC Data to QHi.

Please bring copies of complete medical records for 1 or 2 emergency department patients who were transferred out of your hospital to a tertiary care facility. These will be for your use only. You will have an opportunity to compare your documentation to that of records from hospitals who have seen great successes in the EDTC pilot project.

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MBQIP Basics October 26, 2018