The MT Flex Program collects data for programs and projects.   Mainstay data programs include MBQIP and PIN Benchmarking.  Reports for these programs are available on a quarterly basis.

The PIN Benchmarking Project, collecting data since 2001, consists of measures requested by MT CAHs to use for utilization and operational performance indicators and internal reporting and comparison to peer hospitals.

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program. The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in small, rural Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).

Quality Metric Inventory

This project was developed at the request of Montana CAHs to support departments and services in identifying metrics to be in compliance with QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) requirements for hospitals. See the link and information below for Regulations.

Promoting Interoperability & eCQMS

In collaboration with Alaska and Wyoming the Montana Flex program recently held a Promoting Interoperability webinar to provided education on the new PI regulations and metrics that CMS soon will require as a part of the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP).