As Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) transition to Value Based Care, quality improvement data will not only be measured, but utilized to determine reimbursement rates.  To facilitate this transition, the Flex Program has partnered with Abundant Solutions, LLC, to integrate the New QI Coordinator Education and QI Project opportunities into the MBQIP 2 Outcomes (M2O) Project Program.  The focus of the M2O Project Program is to transition from data collection to doing by providing educational support, tools and networking opportunities to facilitate rapid-cycle improvement projects utilizing your facility‚Äôs MBQIP data. The M2O Project Program will conduct two rapid-cycle improvement projects annually, focusing on a specific statewide MBQIP measure (HCAHPS, OP, IP or EDTC) by offering hands-on learning with measureable outcomes for all QI Coordinators along with their project teams.  By focusing on improving one measure at a time in each M2O Project, the network will facilitate systematic statewide improvement, moving the needle in Montana.
New QI Coordinators will now receive individualized on-site visits for MBQIP/QI basic training along with access to Open School.

Summer 2016:  H2O- HCAHPS 2 Outcomes

The first M2O project will be to improve the HCAHPS score on Composite #7: Care Transitions. Improving Care Transitions should impact multiple HCAHPS measures through its blend of nurse-patient communication, communication about medication and discharge information elements.

For more information:

Click here for the flyer on H2O- HCAHPS 2 Outcomes 

Click here for Summer 2016- H2O Registration & Information Form


Session Materials & Recorded Webinars


Webinar: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Defining the Project Scope

Presentation: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Defining the Project Scope



Webinar: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Analyzing the Current State

Presentation: Transitioning from Data 2 Doing: Analyzing the Current State



Webinar: Solution Time: Right Side of the A3 

Presentation: HCAHPS Composite Measure 7: Care Transitions 


Webinar:  A3 & Tools Review and Sharing

Presentation:  A3 & Tools Review 


Webinar:  Report Out- Share Successes with the PIN

Presentation:  Report Out- Share Successes with the PIN



Facility Location A3 Report Current State Map Project Overview Tools
Barrett Hospital Dillon A3- Barrett VSM- Barrett Overview- Barrett  
Benefis Teton Medical Center Choteau   CSM- Benefis Overview- Benefis Medication Education Tracker
Central Montana Medical Center Lewistown A3- CMMC CSM- CMMC Overview- CMMC Discharge Planning Education Video
Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center Scobey A3- Daniels VSM- Daniels Overview- Daniels Discharge Cheat Sheet for Travelers
          Nursing Policy & Procedure- Discharge
Missouri River Medical Center Fort Benton A3- MRMC VSM- MRMC Overview- MRMC  
Roosevelt Medical Center Culbertson A3- Roosevelt   Overview- Roosevelt  
Roundup Memorial Healthcare Roundup A3(1)- Roundup CSM- Roundup Overview- Roundup Rounds Info Sheet
    A3(2)- Roundup     Rounds Cheat Sheet
Sidney Health Center Sidney A3- Sidney CSM- Sidney Overview- Sidney Discharge Checklist
St. Luke Community Healthcare Ronan St. Luke- Presentation   Overview- St. Luke  
Stillwater Billings Clinic Columbus Stillwater Presentation     Ticket to Discharge


H2O Project Facilitated by Tawnie Sabin of Abundant Solutions, LLC

Tawnie Sabin, JD, BSIE, has proven experience in implementing innovative tools and solutions for rural facilities. Having collaborated with multiple stakeholders to identify and address complex problems in the transformation of rural health care through a CMS Health Care Innovation Award, she facilitated performance improvement activities through the creation and support of a virtual network utilizing lean methodologies in 25 CAH Communities across Montana. She has also published two articles utilizing lean as a healthcare improvement methodology.