MBQIP & QHI are two WY Flex Program QI initiatives. All CAHs are encouraged to participate.
Reporting Deadlines
What it is and why its important to participate.
Paul Moore, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources & Services Administration



  1. Outpatient & Inpatient Services
    Outpatient & Inpatient Services
    There are five outpatient measures and three inpatient measures reported to CMS on a quarterly basis. These data are reported via QualityNet and CART or a vendor.
  2. Immunizations/Vaccinations
    Influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel and influenza immunization for patients
The Flex Program has two primary QI initiatives underway for September 2015 - August 2019: MBQIP & QHi. These initiatives include data collection and reporting, process and operational improvement, and benchmarking. Additionally, Flex will be supporting a cohort of CAHs with improving patient safety culture.
Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP): is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in CAHs, by increasing quality data reporting and driving quality improvement activities based on the data. This project provides an opportunity for CAHs to look at their own data, measure their outcomes against other CAHs, and partner with other hospitals to improve outcomes and provide high quality care to all patients.