On July 11, 2019, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) presented ten states with the 2019 Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project Quality Performance Awards. These awards recognize achieving the highest reporting rates and levels of improvement in Critical Access Hospitals over the past year.
The 10 top performing states are: Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Michigan, Utah, Alabama, Nebraska, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. These states built on their previous successes by investing funding from HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) into quality improvement projects and developing technical assistance resources that improve high-quality care in their communities. States also work collaboratively with every CAH and their respective partners to share best practices and utilize data to drive quality improvement in their hospitals.