Part of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP), within the Outpatient domain, CAHs must report on the median number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital. The early use of primary angioplasty in patients with STEMI results in a significant reduction in mortality and morbidity. The earlier primary coronary intervention is provided, the more effective it is. Times to treatment in transfer patients undergoing primary PCI may influence the use of PCI as an intervention. Current recommendations support a door-to-balloon time of 90 minutes or less.
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.
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Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)