Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland
The 2013 National Conference of State Flex Programs marks the 14th year that State Flex Programs have convened to share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). This conference will focus on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including states sharing stories of their Flex Program experiences and successes with one another. We look forward to your attendance at what is sure to be an informative and enjoyable conference.
Conference objectives include:
- Provide education in the areas of quality improvement, financial and operational improvement, health system development and community engagement
- Allow State Flex Programs to share their experiences and successful programs
- Provide an opportunity for attendees to network with their peers
- Strengthen the capacity of State Flex Programs and their partners to preserve access to quality healthcare in rural America
In addition to the conference, there will be a pre-conference workshop on the topic of program evaluation on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern time at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bethesda, MD. All state Flex program personnel attending the National Conference of State Flex Programs are invited to attend the workshop.
Evaluation Workshop objectives include:
- Understand the need for program evaluation, what evaluation can provide, and what happens when you do not evaluate
- Explore the critical components of program evaluation
- Participate in hands-on learning activities regarding evaluation frameworks, stakeholder engagement, assessment methods, and post-activity outcome evaluation
The intended audience both for the conference and the pre-conference workshop is State Office Directors, Flex Coordinators/other key Flex personnel (two per state), the Flex Monitoring Team, the TASC Advisory Committee, and staff of the Office of Rural Health Policy.
The National Conference of State Flex Programs is supported by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
For more information, please contact:
(218) 727-9390, ext. 228