MT Flex Improvement Project Formats

MBQIP 2 Outcomes (M2O)

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 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’s MBQIP data.

The M2O Project Program will conduct two rapid-cycle improvement projects annually, focusing on a specific 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.

Current Project:  2019 M2O:  Improving Cardiac Care

Quality Improvement Study (QIS)

Quality Improvement Studies (QIS) utilize a statewide approach to improvement projects.  Data is analyzed to identify opportunities for targeted improvement and to define specific project goals.  Project resources, sample templates and toolkits are developed as needed to address the measure(s) targeted for improvement.  Project resources are designed to meet CAH needs based on input from CAH staff regarding existing challenges as well as best practices utilized by high performing CAHs.  QIS resources are disseminated to CAH staff through the PIN website or email.  QIS projects are generally implemented over an extended period of time, from 6 to 12 months and are independently managed by CAH quality staff.


To view tools and resources from previous studies, go to the MT CAH Document Library and enter the topic in the search box.

Acute Myocardial Infarction
Decubitus Pressure Ulcer
ED Transfer Communication Study
Emergency Department Assessments
High Alert Medications
OP 4 & 5 – Aspirin at Arrival in the ED and Median Time to ECG in the ED
Pediatric Emergency Care
Peri-Operative Instructions
Traumatic Brain Injury