MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Groups

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) Virtual Knowledge Group (VKG) webinars are intended to provide a forum for state Flex Program personnel and subcontractors to share MBQIP successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four quality domains of patient safety, outpatient care, patient engagement and care transitions. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

MBQIP VKG webinars will be recorded and made available in the Flex Program Forum.

Past Events

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

November MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

November 1, 2018

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmark and Abstracting for Accuracy

August 9, 2018

Understand the methodology involved in calculating the MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmarks and the intended uses of the measures. Hear about the outcomes of the Abstracting for Accuracy project and how Flex partners can leverage the learnings to improve reporting practices

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Managing Partner Relationships to Support CAH Quality Work

June 21, 2018

Understand the basic program goals of common partners in supporting CAH quality. Hear how Flex Programs are managing their partner relationships, including challenges and successes. Identify opportunities for your Flex Program to expand partner relationships in support of your CAHs.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Patient and Family Engagement: HCAHPS and the Role of Flex

February 15, 2018

Learn how Flex Programs are setting goals with HCAHPS data. Hear about the Kansas Flex Program Patient Satisfaction Learning Community project and related resources. Hear a discussion about promising practices for HCAHPS improvement and updates related to an electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) pilot and the Abstracting for Accuracy project.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Hear a discussion about the Inpatient ED measures (ED-1 and ED-2) new to MBQIP. Understand the basics, review currently available CAH data and discuss best practices for quality improvement. Also hear updates on antibiotic stewardship measures, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment and upcoming changes to the MBQIP Data Reports.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017

Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Hear a discussion about MBQIP successes, challenges and strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Future MBQIP Measures and Resource Needs

June 21, 2017

Learn about the future of MBQIP and resources needed. Hear a discussion of MBQIP successes, challenges and strategies to assist hospitals to excel in data reporting and performance improvement.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.