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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program

The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program is a federal funding program that aims at working with rural hospitals to stabilize and sustain their local health care infrastructure.

The goal of the FLEX grant is to improve the quality of care and financial and operational performance, as well as manage population health needs.

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP) is the quality portion of the grant that provides an opportunity for individual critical access hospitals to look at their own data, measure their outcomes against each other and partner with other hospitals in the state around quality improvement initiatives to improve outcomes and provide the highest quality care to every patient.


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Finance & Operations

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $510,424 with zero percentage financed with non-governmental sources through a contract between the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (DHSS ORHPC). The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, the U.S. Government, MHA or DHSS ORHPC.

Funding for this program was made possible by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) funding opportunity HRSA-19-024.

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Buschjost Sherry   Source

Sherry Buschjost

Vice President of Quality Services
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Stephen Njenga

Director of Performance Measurement Compliance
Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler

Vice President of Federal Finance

MBQIP Monthly

MBQIP Monthly is a publication for FLEX coordinators to share with their critical access hospitals.

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