Part of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP), within the Outpatient domain, CAHs must report on the average time patients spent in the emergency department before being sent home. Reducing the time patients remain in the emergency department (ED) can
improve access to treatment and increase quality of care, potentially improves access to care specific to the patient condition and increases the capability to provide additional treatment.
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Quarterly - May 1, August 1, November 1, February 1
Hospitals report to CMS by entering data into the CART software and then uploading to the QualityNet Secure Portal.
*NRHP members may have their CART software hosted on a "CART server" at NRHP. NRHP staff is then responsible for managing patches and upgrades to new versions.
Becky Bayley, MBA
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Nevada Rural Hospital Partners
4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-209
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 827-4770
Laima Etchegoyhen, MPH
Outreach and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Nevada Flex Program Coordinator
Office of Statewide Initiatives
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
604 West Moana Lane, MS 3150
Reno, Nevada 89509
Potential loss of grant funding for not meeting eligibility requirements.
Results displayed on Hospital Compare and affect the overall star rating for those facilities with large enough volume.
Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)