State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship Strategies

Event Details
Thursday, September 26, 2019
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 learn more about antibiotic stewardship strategies. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health.

Learning objectives include:

  • Explore findings from the antibiotic stewardship focus groups with high performing critical access hospitals (CAHs).
  • Engage in peer-sharing regarding state Flex Program approaches and obstacles to supporting CAHs with antibiotic stewardship.
  • Review summary of public comments regarding MBQIP Performance Standards.

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

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.

For more information, 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.