Part of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP), within the Outpatient domain, CAHs must report on the percentage of patients who left the emergency department before being seen. Reducing patient wait time in the ED helps improve access to care, increase capability to provide treatment, reduce ambulance refusals/diversions, reduce rushed treatment environments, reduce delays in medication administration, and reduce patient suffering.
Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
Annually - May 15
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.
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Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)