Mississippi State Flex Profile
Top Flex Activities
The Mississippi State Office of Rural Health (MS SORH) has contracted with a consulting group to provide technical assistance on the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) to all 31 critical access hospitals (CAHs). This technical assistance includes hospital site visits if required, and hospital staff education on MBQIP measures and reporting requirements. MBQIP technical assistance is measured by the number of CAHs participating in the activity and improvements in outcomes.
MS SORH received a national award from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy for having all 32 (at the time) CAHs reporting the MBQIP transitions of care measure.
MS SORH is subcontracting to improve financials through a market comparison pricing analysis activity and a market assessment activity. These activities will be measured by the number of CAHs participating. For operational improvement, the office will subcontract with a consulting group to perform outmigration analysis. This activity is measured over the long term by increased market share.
MS SORH has subcontracted with a local vendor for Chronic Care Management (CCM) education and analysis. The subcontractor will provide an evaluation of actions and capability towards Medicare-focused care plans and profile the hospital service area for citizens that suffer from chronic diseases. The CCM activity is measured by the number of CAHs that have the CCM evaluation performed and the number of CAHs that implement a CCM Program.
This will occur through education in the network meetings.
MS SORH will subcontract to provide three financial network meetings to share best practices and provide education on the transition to value-based purchasing. This activity will be measured by change in days in accounts receivables.