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

MBQIP Basics

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