Now Available! December MBQIP Monthly

December 09, 2022

Now Available! December MBQIP Monthly

MBQIP Monthly is an e-newsletter that highlights current information about the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) and provides critical access hospitals (CAHs) information and support for quality reporting and improvement. MBQIP Monthly is produced through the Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance program by Stratis Health.

Current Issue:  MBQIP Monthly December 2022

  • CAHs Can! National Rural Virtual Quality Improvement Mentor Profile Series: Tammy Suchy
  • Data: CAHs Measure Up – Antibiotic Stewardship Program Reporting Implementation Update
  • Tips: Robyn Quips – Abstracting and Reporting Resources
  • Tools and Resources – Helping CAHs succeed in Quality Reporting & Improvement

Flex programs are encouraged to distribute MBQIP Monthly to their CAHs as an additional resource to supplement state-level MBQIP support (just forward the above summary to your hospitals).

This Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) best practice study includes strategies that high-performing CAHs employed to maintain the best possible health care experience for patients despite the coronavirus pandemic. It is an update to HCAHPS approaches collected from high-performing CAHs across the U.S. during focus group interviews conducted in late 2016.

  • Upcoming Office Hours! Ask Robyn – Quarterly Open Office Hour Call for Data Abstractors | Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT Register
    Sometimes it just helps to talk to someone! Quality Reporting Specialist Robyn Carlson offers open office hour calls to discuss your MBQIP abstraction questions. Sessions are free of charge, but registration is required. For more information about the Ask Robyn calls, contact Robyn Carlson (

If you have MBQIP questions, please contact