Engaging CAHs in Quality Improvement During Data Delays

Event Details
Thursday, August 20, 2020
2:00pm to 3:30pm CST
Stratis Health

This Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) Virtual Knowledge Group (VKG) webinar will provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs to discuss engaging critical access hospitals (CAH) in quality improvement during data delays. 

In preperation for the call, please consider the following discussion questions:

  • What opportunities exist in your state to improve quality on annually reported measures (e.g. Antibiotic Stewardship, Healthcare Personnel Influenza Immunization, Left Without Being Seen)?
  • Does your state track trending data for performance on quarterly MBQIP measures? If so, what do the trends tell you about your biggest opportunities for improvement?
  • What have you been unable to do that you would normally do as a result of the delays in MBQIP performance data?

MBQIP VKG webinars are recorded and made available in the Flex Program Forum (log-in required).

MBQIP 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. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health.

For more information, including how to register for the event, please contact:

Jodi Winters


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, $1,560,000 (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.