Nebraska Health and Human Services
Top Flex Activities
CAH Quality Improvement
Nebraska's key activities for quality improvement are:
- Supporting critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP)
- Continue to support the training and implementation of Capture Falls within the CAHs
- Conducting mock surveys
- Supporting participation of CAHs in an annual quality conference in Nebraska
- Swing Bed training
CAH Operational and Financial Improvement
Nebraska's key activity for this area includes conducting comprehensive financial and operational assessments for low or negative margin CAHs.
CAH Population Health Improvement
Nebraska's key activities for population health improvement include:
- Working with stakeholders to set target goals for implementing strategies
- Provide technical assistance to help the community achieve the target goals
- A strategic planning workshop for population health and value-based care (VBC) transformation
Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Improvement
Nebraska's key EMS activities include:
- Community EMS assessments
- Leadership education
Please provide information about network activities in your state to support Flex Program activities.
The Nebraska Flex Program utilizes five CAH networks which range in size from seven to 28 members. The networks consist of CAHs and one larger regional or urban hospital. The networks hold regular meetings with member CAHs to share information and identify technical assistance needs. Each network has a network coordinator that leads the process. All network coordinators participate in quarterly network coordinator meetings facilitated by Nebraska Flex staff. The purpose of these meetings is to network, share best practices and information, and identify technical assistance needs.
The Nebraska Flex Program sponsors the Quality Steering Committee to monitor all things quality. Regular meetings are held to review current data submissions, identify technical assistance needs, and share best practices.
This past year, the committee hosted a Quality Residency Program for CAH staff. The residency program consisted of five, two-day trainings. Participants had to attend all sessions to successfully complete the course. All sessions were led by volunteer quality professionals in Nebraska. Each participant was assigned a mentor to help guide them along their journey.
Please provide information about cross-state collaborations you may be working on related to the Flex Program.
Several of the CAH networks include member hospitals from bordering states. These CAHs participate in network activities.
Please describe how your state Flex Program is reaching out to non-traditional partners to support its work.
Nebraska has partnered with the Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHii) to bring MBQIP reporting to three pilot CAHs this year. The project focuses on pulling and automatically reporting MBQIP metrics.
|Type of Organization||State Government|
|Number of CAHs||64|