Oregon Office of Rural Health

Oregon's 2019 Critical Access Hospital Top Quality Reporters

Best Performance on the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP)

The Oregon Office of Rural Health recognizes Critical Access Hospitals in Oregon as being MBQIP Top Performers for reporting on Outpatient, Transitions in Care (EDTC) and HCAHPS measures.  In addition, we name one CAH who is Most Improved in their reporting efforts and one Overall Top Performer that has demonstrated continuous reporting on a wide variety of measures and has consistently come in at or above the State and National averages on those measures – more so than their peers around the state. 

The Federal Office or Rural Health Policy created MBQIP in 2011 to implement rural relevant quality measures specific to low volume Critical Access Hospitals.  MBQIP helps CAHs look at the quality data that makes sense for them and to develop quality improvement activities that ensure the highest quality of care to their patients.  MBQIP is voluntary and all 25 of Oregon’s CAHs participate. It’s a proactive approach to ensure CAHs are prepared to meet future reporting requirements as well as performance-based payment models. 

ORH is pleased to announce the following CAHs as Top Performers and recognize their Quality Improvement Teams for doing an outstanding job!

In the current environment of many, many reporting requirements, these CAHs have demonstrated consistent reporting and strong results.

Congratulations to Oregon’s MBQIP Top Performers

Overall MBQIP Top Performer
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

For Reporting on Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measures
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

For Reporting on Outpatient Measures
Columbia Memorial Hospital

For Reporting HCAHPS
Pioneer Memorial Hospital

For Most Improved MBQIP Reporting
Columbia Memorial Hospital

To recognize these hospitals for their commitment to quality reporting and quality improvement efforts, ORH has awarded one scholarship to the Quality Officer at each CAH to attend the 36th Annual Rural Health Conference where they will be recognized during the ORH Awards Luncheon as well as a $5,000 award to be used towards quality improvement efforts specific to MBQIP reporting. 

Congratulations on your efforts and commitment to quality!

For more information on MBQIP or these awards, please contact Stacie Rothwell | 971-235-3978 | rothwels@ohsu.edu