QAPI Programs in Critical Access Hospitals – Feb. 26

Critical Access Hospitals are required to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ conditions of participation. There are commonly-cited deficiencies during standard surveys and complaint investigations. To address these concerns, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Kansas Association for Risk and Quality Management, is pleased to bring timely information to assist with meeting the March 31, 2021, CMS deadline for CAHs to implement a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement

Age Friendly Health Systems Kansas Action Community

Age Friendly Health Systems Three factors that impact the care of older adults in the United States today are occurring simultaneously.  Together the factors make a compelling case for health systems to better support the needs of older adults and caregivers: Demography: The number of adults over the age of 65; Complexity: The number of older adults with at least one chronic disease; and Disproportionate harm: The rate of health care utilization in older adults

COVID-19 SHIP

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) received funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. HRSA will use CARES funding to assist hospitals that are eligible to be funded through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). One-time funding will provide support to hospitals to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus-related (COVID-19) public health emergency. This includes: Ensuring hospitals are safe for

Abstraction Training – Feb. 17

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project is a set of rural quality measures for Critical Access Hospitals to gauge their outcomes against other CAHs. Using these measures, hospitals can develop initiatives to improve outcomes and ensure they provide the highest quality of care to every patient. Navigating the data collection process connected to MBQIP can be complicated. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Hospital