Flex Eligibility Criteria for MBQIP Participation and Waiver Templates

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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

Starting in Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) required participation in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) as a condition for critical access hospitals (CAH) to participate in Flex-funded activities. CAHs have the opportunity to work with their State Flex Program to meet the MBQIP reporting requirements and be able to participate in Flex-funded activities.

The FY 2020 Flex Eligibility Criteria for MBQIP Participation document outlines the originally intended minimum requirements for CAHs for FY 2020 (September 2020-August 2021). The FORHP Guidance: Suspension of MBQIP Eligibility Requirements for FY2020 document details the exception to MBQIP eligibility criteria announced in May 2020.