Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement

Project (MBQIP)

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a nation-wide initiative of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the Rural Medicare Flexibility program (FLEX to support critical access hospitals in reporting rural – relevant quality data measures and adopting proven clinical delivery models to drive quality and performance. 

As of June 2013, 98% of Kansas Critical Access Hospitals have voluntarily agreed to report on a select group of rural-relevant core quality measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid QIO Clinical Data Warehouse.

The Federal Office will aggregate this quality data reporting by the critical access hospitals to build a national database to be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of rural health quality improvement initiatives.

MBQIP Resources and Information for Hospitals