The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP).

Intended Results:

The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in critical access hospitals (CAHs), by increasing quality data reporting by CAHs and then driving quality improvement activities based on the data.


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Cynosure Health is supporting states with their MBQIP efforts. Our support is customized to meet the needs of the state, such as:

  • Customized dashboards and run charts reflecting MBQIP measure performance over time (statewide and individual hospitals)
  • Interactive educational sessions, in-person workshops and webinars
  • Individual 1:1 hospital technical coaching/advisement

Our MBQIP clients include:

  • Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association
  • Idaho Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care & Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Division of Public Health
  • Kentucky Hospital Association
  • Montana Hospital Association/Montana Rural Hospital Flex Program
  • Mississippi Hospital Association
  • West Virginia Hospital Association

View Cynosure Health’s MBQIP Sample Reports

Testimonial by Dianna Iobst, Executive Director – CAH Network, West Virginia Hospital Association:

“The WVHA CAH Network has been working with Cynosure on our Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program, MBQIP, and saw a 10% year over year improvement in Influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP/OP27), and a 4% year over year improvement for Influenza immunization of patients (IMM2). We are very excited to see these improvements.”