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Rural Emergency Department Transfer Communication - Resources
These resources help rural hospitals implement the emergency department (ED) transfer communication measure, which is included in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP).
ED Transfer Communication Resources
Data Specifications Manual for Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measure. Detailed data specifications for collection of the EDTC measure, which provide a means of assessing how well key patient information is communicated from an ED to any health care facility.
Data Collection Tool for Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measure. An Excel-based data collection tool for EDTC data collection.
Using the Tool for MBQIP Reporting. The EDTC Excel-based data collection tool can be used to gather data to submit for reporting to programs such as MBQIP. Instructions on how to identify the numerator and denominator on the report for MBQIP submission as well as options for producing a report that can be sent to your Flex Coordinator are included. The tool itself should NOT be emailed because once data is entered it contains PHI. (7-page PDF)
Quality Improvement Toolkit
Quality Improvement Toolkit for Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measure. To support hospitals in improving EDTC, this toolkit includes an overview of the quality improvement process and how it can be applied, as well as tools and resources that can be adapted to support the transfer of critical patient information from the ED to other care settings. (17-page PDF)
Individual Toolkit Sections:
Developing an Action Plan (9-page PDF)
Sample Checklists, Logs, and Transfer Forms (4-page PDF)
Additional Resources (5-page PDF)
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