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MBQIP Monthly

MBQIP Monthly is a monthly e-newsletter that provides critical access hospitals (CAHs) with information and support for quality reporting and improvement and highlights current information about the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). State Flex Programs are encouraged to distribute MBQIP Monthly to their CAHs as an additional resource to supplement state level MBQIP support. 

MBQIP Monthly is produced in support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy by Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance, a program by Stratis Health. The current version of MBQIP Monthly is available for download below. If you are seeking past editions of MBQIP Monthly, please email tasc@ruralcenter.org.

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: St. Luke's Hospital, NC
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Charting MBQIP Reporting Rates
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Emergency Department (ED) Admits
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Spanish Peaks Hospital, CO
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – 2017 MBQIP Awards
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Abstraction Tidbits
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Upland Hills Health, WI
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Data Reports - Understanding N/A, D/E and 0
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Data Reports - Understanding N/A, D/E and 0
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: St. Francis Memorial Hospital, NE
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Reviewing EDTC Data Elements to Improve Performance
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – EDTC Clarifications
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: CrossRidge Community Hospital, AR
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – HCAHPS Best Practices You Can Use
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – FAQ: In the Population or Excluded: How do I Know?
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Allegan General Hospital, MI
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Submitting Outpatient Population and Sampling Data
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Population and Sampling Questions & Answers
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Avera DeSmet Memorial Hospital, South Dakota
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Finding and Using Benchmarking Data
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Communications from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: TriStar Ashland City Medical Center, TN
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Using the Internal Quality Monitoring Tool with CART Reports
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – How to Run Reports in CART
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: CAHs Can! Rural Success: Heber Valley Hospital, UT
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – MBQIP Hospital Data Reports
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – New Year Reminders
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: CAHs Can. Absolutely, CAHs Can.
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – New MBQIP Measures
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – New CMS Specifications Manuals and Highlights from This Year’s Tips
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Floyd Valley Healthcare, LeMars, IA
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - Variation and Improvement
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - CART Tips
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: North Canyon Medical Center, Gooding, ID
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - Measuring the Influenza Season
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Population and Sampling: What, Why, When, Where, How?
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Ojai Valley Community Hospital, Ojai, CA
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - HCAHPS Response Rates
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Potpourri of Abstraction Reminders
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Kimble Hospital, Junction, TX - The powerful influence of hospital nursing leaders
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - How EDTC Measures Are Calculated
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Entering Population and Sampling Counts and QualityNet Helpdesk Hint
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - State CAH Hospital Comparison Reports
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Take the Abstraction Quiz!
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Petersburg Medical Center, Petersburg, AK
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - All About HCAHPS
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Outpatient AMI and Chest Pain Measures
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: West Valley Hospital, Dallas, OR
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - Comparison Data
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Understand a Measure's Population
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - Progress on EDTC Measures
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Tips and Frequently Asked Questions: New CART Versions, IMM-2 Risk of Case Rejection
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Mount Desert Island Hospital, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up - Internally Monitoring OP-22
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Measure Sets, Paper Tools, Current EDTC Spec Manual, Due Date Change
  • Tools and Resources

  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Wabash General Hospital, Mount Carmel, IL
  • Data: CAHs Measure UP - ED Transfer Communication Measure reporting on the rise
  • Tips: Robyn Quips - Get your data accepted by QualityNet warehouse
  • Tools and Resources: Helping CAHs Succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

  • Welcome to MBQIP Monthly!
  • CAHs Can! Rural Success: Bigfork Valley Hospital (MN) and HCAHPS
  • HCAHPS Reporting Snapshot
  • EDTC Measure Updated for Nurse to Nurse Communication
  • Tools and Resources

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, $1,100,000 (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.