MT Flex/PIN Quality Award Program – 2016-2017 Criteria
Hospitals must meet all criteria during the grant year to qualify. The grant year is September 1 – August 31. By meeting the criteria listed below your hospital demonstrates leadership, community, willingness to share with peers and a commitment to improvement.
Hospital must submit baseline and remeasurement data, and show improvement by any means listed below. Estimated project launch and completion dates are in parenthesis. Plan accordingly; dates may not fall in the same grant year.
Flex QIS: Flu Immunizations for Health Care Workers (Sep-16/May-17)
Flex QIS: EDTC Project (Apr-17/Aug-17)
CAH MBQIP Project: The CAH may submit a project that is not guided by the Flex Grant. The CAH must provide baseline and remeasurement data showing improvement and a description of the project and interventions. Any improvement must be made during the grant year. Submit formto Jennifer.email@example.com by August 5, 2017.
Criteria #2: Data Reporting
Hospital must meet data reporting requirements for both MBQIP and the PIN Benchmarking.
MBQIP: Submit each required measure in at least three of the four MBQIP domains for cases from Q3-16 and Q4-16.
PIN Benchmarking: All core measure (1-26) data for Q3-16 through Q2-17.
Criteria #3: Engagement with MT CAHs
Hospitals must attend/complete two or more of the following networking and cohort opportunities. Plan accordingly; dates may not fall in the same grant year. See Looking Ahead to identify projects that will be considered for 17-18 Grant Year Awards.
DON/QIC Regional Meetings (October 2016)
Flex Aligned Sessions – MHA Health Summit (March 2017)
Finance/Operational Days in AR Cohort 2016 (Jun-16/Jan-17)
Trauma PI Project 2016 (May-16/Dec-16)
M2O: HCAHPS Care Transitions (Apr-16/Jan-17)
M2O: Outpatient ED Throughput Project (Jan-17/May-17)
Hospital must share one improvement project with other PIN members by any of the following means:
Present at Flex Regional DON/QIC Meeting or MHA Health Summit
Submit an article related to performance improvement to the PIN Quarterly Newsletter (send to Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Share Lean project summaries/resources and high performing skills/resources on the PIN Website (send to Jennifer.email@example.com).
Flex/PIN hosted statewide webinars
For PIN activities between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.
Must meet all six (6) criteria.
No application is needed. Flex will track participation and award those hospitals that meet above criteria. A mid-year report card will be distributed to CAH CEOs, DONs, and QICs.
Announced at the MHA Annual Convention General Session (reserved seating available).
Plaque with facility name, date, and improvement category. Plaques will be distributed at the QIC/DON Regional Meetings held in October. Pictures will be taken at this time
Recognition in the PIN Newsletter and PIN Website.
Press kit, press release, and photos take at the Regional Meetings will be provided for hospital marketing
Some projects may launch during the 2016-2017 grant year, but will be tied to award eligibility for 2017-2018. Watch Flex Grant correspondence and plan accordingly so you don’t miss a chance to complete criteria.
QIS: HCAHPS Communication Project – Using L.E.A.D (Apr-17/Oct-17)
QIS: Flu Immunizations for Inpatients (Jul-17/May-18)
QIS: Flu Immunizations for Health Care Workers (Sep-17/May-18)