Aug. 2-3, 2018

Texas Hospital Association
1108 Lavaca, Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility grant program. The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in critical access hospitals (CAHs) by increasing quality data reporting by CAHs and then driving quality improvement activities based on the data.

CAHs continue to face challenges in collecting and reporting data, measuring their outcomes against other CAHs and implementing quality improvement initiatives.

This event will offer CAHs best practices and enhanced strategies for improving outcomes and providing the highest quality care to each and every one of their patients.

A travel stipend of $550 is offered if attending both days and a stipend of $200 is offered for one-day attendance. Stipends are offered for one registrant per facility.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of chief nursing officers and quality directors of critical access hospitals.

Objectives for the event include:

  1. Identify resources available for Critical Access Hospitals through the State Office of Rural Health.
  2. Explain concurrent data reporting processes and list two advantages of concurrent data.
  3. Discuss Influenza, HCAHPS, EDTC, and outpatient measures.
  4. Outline the value of concurrent data and its relationship to performance improvement.
  5. Outline steps for pulling and interpreting reports and graphs in the MBQIP database.
  6. Discuss current best practices in infection prevention efforts.
  7. Identify best practice initiatives in infection prevention that can be implemented at facility of practice.
  8. Discuss antibiotic stewardship and the impact it can have on current facility of practice.
  9. Outline plan for implementation of antibiotic stewardship and current facility of practice.
  10. Discuss new reporting requirements for CAUTI and CLABSI for CAHQI facilities.
  11. Outline plan for data collection and reporting of new quality and patient safety measures.

Click here to read the full agenda.


Conference Venue
Texas Hospital Association
1108 Lavaca, Suite 700
Austin, Texas 78701

Conference Lodging
Hampton Inn & Suites @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701

A limited number of rooms are available. Click here for online registration or call 512/655-6688 and ask for the THA-CAHQI Workshop room block of $159 (plus taxes). The cut-off date for room reservations is July 25 or earlier if block sells out.

This room rate is for the nights of Aug. 1-3, 2018. To help make your stay more enjoyable, the following perks are being offered:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free WiFi access in every room
  • Gym/fitness center use