Reporting And Data

Part of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP), the Emergency Department Transfer Communication (EDTC) quality measure is National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed (NQF #291), and relevant to small rural hospitals. This measure is being implemented by critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) because small rural hospitals frequently transfer a higher proportion of emergency department (ED) patients than larger urban facilities. It is an important goal of MBQIP to help hospitals improve care transitions, including ED transfers, in order to reduce preventable hospital readmissions and adverse events in hospitals.

Although many of these requirements apply to individual medical professionals and other types of hospitals and health care facilities, the information is presented solely to support Critical Access Hospitals. The reporting requirements and legal mandates on this site are not an exhaustive list and Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Inc. bears no responsibility or liability for any hospitals' or providers' failure to comply with Federal or State laws or regulations.