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This workshop will focus on providing education on all required Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) measures and provide Critical Access Hospital (CAH) participants with the opportunity to address challenges and receive information to improve outcomes. There is no registration fee for this event.

Facilitator: Mary Guyot, Principal, Stroudwater Associates  

Location: The Riverside, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83714

Who should attend: Idaho CAH Performance Improvement/Quality Improvement Directors, Chief Nursing Officers or Directors of Nursing, as well as, any individuals responsible for abstracting and reporting quality improvement metrics. 


  • Assess the status of Idaho CAHs reporting required MBQIP measures
  • Discuss challenges to MBQIP reporting as a group and explore process improvements
  • Review MBQIP reporting questions, benchmark all Idaho MBQIP data
  • Identify potential tools and best practices to support MBQIP quality improvement
  • Present CAH action plans and outcomes specific to each hospital 

SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for nurses, clinicians, and physicians working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant, every award must be matched $1 to $1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Participating sites must implement a sliding fee scale for low income and uninsured patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Loan repayment awards may range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years. A two-year service obligation is required and sites must submit biannual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.

Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recentHHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
  • Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Commit to working two-years at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed;
  • Not have concurrent service obligations;
  • Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

SLRP now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Eligible SLRP disciplines include:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Dental Health  
Family Practice MD DD
Pediatrician Psychiatrist RDH
Internal Medicine Psychologist  
PharmD Psych Nurse Specialist

For the SLRP Practitioner Application click here.
For the SLRP Site Application click here