MBQIP is a federal quality improvement initiative utilizing measures deemed relevant to rural settings. In Wisconsin, the project is managed by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Rural hospitals report measures in the areas of HCAHPS, Emergency Department Transfer Communications (EDTC), outpatient, and influenza immunization. More detailed information and resources are below, and feel free to contact Kathryn Miller at 608‑261‑1891 with questions.
The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health’s Flex Program has consistently received national recognition for MBQIP performance. In 2017, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced that Wisconsin Critical Access Hospitals had the highest reporting rates and levels of improvement nationally; Since 2019, Wisconsin CAHs have been among the top ten.
The links below provide more information.