MBQIP Resources for CAHs

The following are resources specifically intended for use by CAHs participating in MBQIP.  For more resources, broken into topical categories, visit the MBQIP page on the TASC website.

Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measure Resources
Data specifications manual, Excel-based data collection tool, recorded training, QI toolkit

Interpreting MBQIP Hospital Data Reports for Quality Improvement
Supports use of Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) Hospital Data Reports to support quality improvement efforts and improve patient care.

MBQIP Data Submission Deadlines Chart
Single page document contains a chart showing the MBQIP data submission deadlines

MBQIP Measures Fact Sheets
One-measure-per-page-overview of the data collection and reporting processes for MBQIP measures.

MBQIP Monthly
Monthly e-newsletter that provides CAHs with information and support for quality reporting and improvement and highlights current information about MBQIP.

MBQIP Quality Reporting Guide
Guide to understanding the MBQIP measure reporting process. For each reporting channel, information is included on how to register, which measures are reported to the site and how to submit those measures.

Online MBQIP Data Abstraction Training and Quarterly Office Hours for Data Abstractors
Recorded series of seven brief webinars is for CAH staff with responsibility for data collection of CMS Inpatient and Outpatient quality measures. Listeners can pick individual topics, or listen to the full series for a comprehensive overview of the process to identify each measure population and abstract the required data elements. Ask Robyn – Quarterly Open Office Hour Calls for Data Abstractors. Scheduled approximately one month before data submission deadlines each quarter.

Quality Improvement Basics Resource List
Provides rural health care quality professionals a summary of helpful introductory QI resources, and provides awareness of the more prominent health care quality organizations, programs, and terms.

Quality Improvement Implementation Guide and Toolkit for Critical Access Hospitals
Offers strategies and resources to help critical access hospital (CAH) staff organize and support efforts to implement best practices for quality improvement. Including:

  • A quality improvement implementation model for small, rural hospital settings
  • A 10-step guide to leading quality improvement efforts
  • Summaries of key national quality initiatives that align with MBQIP priorities
  • Best practices for improvement for current MBQIP measures
  • Simple, Excel-based tool to assist CAHs with tracking and displaying real-time data for MBQIP and other quality and patient safety measures to support internal improvement efforts

Study of HCAHPS Best Practices in High Performing Critical Access Hospitals
Identifies improvement strategies and effective best practices for each component of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), collected from high performing critical access hospitals (CAHs) across the US during a series of focus group interviews.