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Resources by Topic: Healthcare quality

New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, Fact Sheet
Lists activities of the Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, including descriptions of programs related to primary care, rural hospitals and health networks, and health workforce development.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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MBQIP Monthly
A monthly electronic newsletter providing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) information and support for quality reporting and improvement. Includes news items about the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). Last issue was published in September 2023.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Mapping Medicare Disparities
Provides access to county-level data and comparisons on chronic disease prevalence, Medicare spending, hospital and emergency department utilization, preventive services, and preventable hospitalizations, readmissions, and mortality rates for Medicare beneficiaries. Also offers 2018 Medicare Advantage encounter data. Includes hospital-level quality of care and cost of care data and comparisons as well as social determinants of health data for both the Medicare and non-Medicare population down to the census tract level.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports Data Query
Interactive tool for accessing national and state data from the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports, including trends. To view national rural trends, click the "National" tab, select "Metropolitan Status" under subject area, and "Micropolitan" or "Noncore" under topic. To view national rural trends for child and adolescent mental health, maternal health, substance use disorders, and oral health, click the "Special Emphasis" tab and select "Location of Residence" under population category.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Minnesota HealthScores
Compares ratings of quality and patient experience, medical group quality and total cost, hospital quality and patient experience, and cost of services and procedures by healthcare topics in Minnesota. Provides information by clinic, city, provider name, healthcare purchasers, and consumers.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: MN Community Measurement
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CMS Quality Initiatives - General Information
Lists the various Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality initiatives with narration and links.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Provides access to Medicare claims data, with information regionally and over time related to healthcare quality, spending, and utilization. Includes data by hospital, as well as by state, county, Hospital Referral Region, and Hospital Service Area.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
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Flex Program Fundamentals
Provides overview information on the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program, which supports Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). Designed to be a resource for current Flex Program staff, as well as an orientation manual for new staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Rural Health Resource Center, Technical Assistance and Services Center
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Toolkit for Using the AHRQ Quality Indicators
Resource for hospitals planning to use the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Quality Indicators (QIs), including the Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), to track and improve inpatient quality and patient safety. Also serves as a general guide to applying improvement methods in a hospital setting.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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QualityNet
Serves as a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved website for secure communications and healthcare quality data exchange between: quality improvement organizations (QIOs), hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes, end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks and facilities, and data vendors.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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