ED Transfer Communication Training – April 3
While emergency care is important in all hospitals, the emergency department is particularly important in rural hospitals where the distance to urban tertiary care centers makes the effective triage, stabilization and transfer of patients with the necessary and appropriate information of life or death importance.
ED transfer communication (EDTC) measures allow facilities to show how well they carry out their important stabilize-and-transfer role for rural residents. These measures are included in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project. MBQIP is a program of the Health Resources and Services Administration funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
Changes are coming to the EDTC measures. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation is offering a training opportunity for Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) grant-eligible facilities focusing on an overview of the revised EDTC measures.
Reporting of this data is a requirement for continued eligibility for SHIP funding. Hospitals are strongly encouraged to attend training, so they are prepared for changes starting with January 2020 dismissals.
Specific topics covered in this training include:
– Overview of MBQIP
– Building an effective care transition team
– Review process of EDTC data collection
– How to report EDTC data to QHi
– Developing and implementing an action plan
Click HERE for the brochure and details.
Click HERE to register.