Oregon Office of Rural Health

Quality and the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP)

Crooked River

The MBQIP for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) is a quality improvement program required by HRSA’s Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program. To participate in Flex funded opportunities, CAHs are required to report on MBQIP Measures.  These measures are targeted to CAHs that have lower volumes. MBQIP's Core Improvement Initiatives fall under four domains:

  • Patient Safety
  • Patient Engagement
  • Care Transitions
  • Outpatient

Additional domains are recommended but not required. Details on the current domains are available here.

CAH Quality 101 Training Session 2

April 28, 2021
Presented by Susan Runyan, CEO, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting

The Oregon Office of Rural Health is offering CAH quality staff and leaders an opportunity to participate in a new series called the CAH Quality 101 Training Program which will consist of two, one hour virtual trainings followed by six, monthly Open Office Hour sessions that will provide continuing education and peer to peer learning and sharing opportunities. This work is being led by Susan Runyan of Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting who is a well-known quality consultant in the CAH world and also works with the Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas State Flex Program.

This opportunity is aimed to teach best practices in quality improvement, data abstracting, data reporting and process improvement. This will be an excellent opportunity for newer staff or for staff who may be well into their quality role but has not had the opportunity to receive targeted training in the area of quality. It is also a great refresher for more seasoned staff. Your entire quality team is invited to participate. In addition, a variety of tools/resources will be provided to assist staff in their roles in your quality department.

Video and slides

CAH Quality 101 Training Session 1

April 7,2021
Presented by Susan Runyan, CEO, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting

The CAH Quality 101 Training Series is an opportunity aimed to teach best practices in quality improvement, data abstracting, data reporting and process improvement. This is an excellent opportunity for newer staff or for staff who may be well into their quality role but has not had the opportunity to receive targeted training in the area of quality. It is also a great refresher for more seasoned staff. Your entire quality team is invited to participate. In addition, a variety of tools/resources will be provided to assist staff in their roles in your quality department.

Video and slides

  • Critical Access Hospital Quality Reporting Overview Guide to assist new and experienced Quality Officers with reporting requirements at their CAH.
  • Healthcare Provider Influenza Vaccine Toolkit developed by the Oregon Immunization Program to assist CAHs with increasing their influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers and patients for MBQIP measures: IMM-2 and OP-27.
  • Additional MBQIP resources from the National Rural Health Resource Center are available at the MBQIP Resource Page or FAQs.
  • 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). To view current, or past issues of MBQIP Monthly, click here.

Contact

Stacie Rothwell | rothwels@ohsu.edu | 971-235-3978