Data collection is an integral part of CMS’ hospital quality improvement initiatives. CART, the CMS Abstraction & Reporting Tool, is a powerful application for the collection and analysis of quality improvement data. Through data collection, retrospective analyses and real-time reporting, CART enables hospitals to comprehensively evaluate and manage quality improvement efforts. Whether a hospital is seeking Medicare certification or undertaking its own quality improvement initiatives, CART is ideal for the data collection and analyses that are essential to the success of all quality improvement efforts.

Navigating the data collection process can be complicated. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, is offering CART Abstraction Training. This training will give the rare opportunity to abstract medical records together, as a group, utilizing the CMS Abstraction & Reporting Tool.

Specific topics covered in this training include:

  • Overview of MBQIP
  • Components of quality data collection
  • CART:  Group abstraction of medical records
  • How to report CART data to Quality Net
  • Review of medical records with specification manual

Reporting of data is required for continued eligibility for SHIP funding.

  • April 20:  Hotel at Old Town, Wichita
  • June 29:  Clarion Inn, Garden City
  • August 8:  Hyatt Place, Topeka

See the CART Training 2018 Brochure for additional information on these training sessions.

You may register for this program online by using this link: