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 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 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.

The training will be from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm on Friday, April 3 in Wichita, Kansas.  Specific topics covered in this training include:

  • Overview of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project;
  • Components of quality data collection;
  • Group abstraction of medical records;
  • How to report CART data to QualityNet; and
  • Review of medical records with the specification manual.

Reporting of MBQIP data is required for continued eligibility for Small Hospital Improvement Program funding. This course is offered once a year. Individuals new to data abstraction should plan to attend.

Follow this link for the CART Training Brochure.

Click HERE to register.


CART Abstraction Training