State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship

Event Details
Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00pm to 3:30pm CST
Stratis Health

This Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) Virtual Knowledge Group (VKG) webinar recording provided a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs to learn about and discuss antibiotic stewardship and the quality program area of the Fiscal Year 2019 Flex Program funding proposal. 

Learning objectives for this MBQIP VKG include:

  • Understand the current state and expectations for CAH implementation of antibiotic stewardship.
  • Learn about an opportunity for high performing CAHs to share their antibiotic stewardship implementation successes.
  • Explore opportunities to align Flex and SHIP activities to support antibiotic stewardship.
  • Engage in peer-sharing regarding plans for addressing quality in the 2019 Flex Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) proposal.

This recorded event is available in the Flex Program Forum (log-in required). Flex Program Forum access is limited to those indicated on the Flex Program Forum page.

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 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.