The 2015 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit, scheduled for June 23-24, 2015 is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event will focus on the latest information and future direction in the Flex Program including states sharing stories of their Flex Program experiences and successes with one another and with their project officers at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) during project officer meetings. We look forward to your attendance at what is sure to be an informative and enjoyable event. The intended audience for the Flex Program Reverse Site Visit is State Office of Rural Health Directors, Flex Coordinators/other key Flex personnel (two per state), the Flex Monitoring Team, the TASC Advisory Committee and staff of FORHP.
In addition to the Flex Program Reverse Site visit, there will be an optional pre-event Facilitation Skill-Building Workshop for state Flex personnel on the afternoon of Monday, June 22, 2015. Flex Coordinators facilitate CAH networks, educational sessions, advisory groups, local or regional community CAH meetings and site visits. To ensure desired outcomes of the discussion or meeting are met, it is important to ask questions and facilitate conversations that support group decisions and make meetings effective. Participate in this customized facilitation skill-building workshop with four hours of focused conversation method training. Focused conversation method is used to provide meaningful dialogue, broaden a group's perspectives, elicit clear ideas and conclusions and allow the entire group to participate. The intended audience for the optional Facilitation Skill-Building Workshop is State Office of Rural Health Directors and Flex Coordinators that are, or will be, directly facilitating partner conversations and meetings. Registration for the optional Workshop portion only is on a first-come first-serve basis and is limited to 60 participants.
The Flex Program Reverse Site Visit and the Facilitation Skill-Building Workshop are supported by FORHP, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
For more information, please contact:
Tracy Morton, MPH
(218) 727-9390 ext. 227