Cutler, Population Health and Health Policy
Quality and performance improvement are fundamental components for provider participation in the Medicare program and this focus is well-represented under the Medicare Rural Health Flexibility Program (Flex Program). Grants to states under the Flex Program promote activities that support improvement in clinical quality and operational and financial performance. During the 2005 grant year, states proposed quality and performance improvement activities representing 30 percent of requested funding. This briefing paper provides an in-depth description of activities proposed by states during the 2005 grant year and provides Flex administrators and other stakeholders ideas to consider as they address their own state issues.
Funding Organization or Grant
Funding from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (PHS Grant No. U27RH01080)
Lenardson, J., & Gale, J. (2006). Quality and performance grant activities under the Flex program. (Briefing Paper No. 12). Portland, ME: Flex Monitoring Team.