The Center's searchable Resource Library features articles, reports, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, and other materials developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
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This resource summarizes 10 measures FORHP is considering adopting for use in MBQIP. State Flex Coordinators, subcontractors, hospital quality staff, and other interested parties are encouraged to provide input. Comments are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Feedback must be submitted via the electronic form provided.
These summaries provide information about measures added and removed from MBQIP since fall 2017. For more information about measure changes to MBQIP, see Appendix B in the MBQIP Fundamentals Guide for State Flex Programs.
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Learn a practical approach to identifying key patient populations and a process to initiate population health planning. Learn how to integrate population health initiatives as part of an organization’s strategy.
This resource highlights how the Kansas state Flex Program, in contract with the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation (KHERF), developed a program to support critical access hospitals (CAHs) in implementing aspects of Patient and Family Engagement (PFE).
These documents share improvement strategies and effective best practices for each component of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) collected from high-performing critical access hospitals (CAH) across the US.
These tools and resources will help the Community Champion build a comprehensive foundation to identify and connect with diverse community partners to host a Community Connect Event.
These tools and resources will help the Community Champion collaborate with community joint partners to identify and address community/patient health needs by maximizing capacity and available assets during their Community Priority Action Planning Workshop.
View the criteria to be eligible to participate in Flex-related activities for Fiscal Year 2020. Learn exceptions and answers to frequently asked questions and access the 2019 MBQIP sample waiver template.
A MOU is required in order for any CAH to participate in MBQIP. Access current and past MBQIP MOU and consent forms as well as descriptions of when to use them.
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This guide and toolkit offers strategies and resources to help CAH staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for quality improvement. It includes a number of templates and tools that can be adapted to meet individual team needs.
Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone! Quality Reporting Specialist Robyn Carlson of Stratis Health will be offering quarterly open office hour calls to discuss your Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) abstraction questions. Sessions are free of charge, but registration is required.
Resources to support abstracting, submitting, and confirming data submission to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) QualityNet Warehouse, including the CMS Abstraction and Reporting Tool (CART) and reporting specifications manuals. 
Flex Program Fundamentals: An Introduction to the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is designed to be used by both new and current Flex Program staff: as an orientation manual and as a guide to helpful resources.
Access Flex Program funding guidance, templates, webinar recordings, and other associated materials for the current funding cycle.
Managing the cooperative agreement is one of the primary responsibilities of state Flex Programs and includes: budgeting, cooperative agreement application writing, working with partners, information management, and reporting.
Guides to provide a brief overview and links to key documents to help rural health care professionals, practices and hospitals understand the billing code, consider the benefit to their patients and organization and begin billing for the code.
This document provides instructions for payment to RHCs billing under the all-inclusive rate and FQHCs billing under PPS for care coordination services provided to Medicare beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2018.
This toolkit can assist organizations and communities in evaluating opportunities for developing a CHW program, including resources and best practices.