June 2019

June 2019

Hi Flex Coordinators,

Welcome to summer! In addition to fireflies in the grass, water lotus blooming at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, and long sunsets on the National Mall, summer brings the Flex Reverse Site Visit (RSV) and a chance for us all to share information about the Flex Program. I know I speak for all of us at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)—we are very much looking forward to seeing you in July. As always, a huge thank you to the TASC team—Andrew, Nicole, Caleb, Tracy, Terry, and Sally—for organizing and hosting the meeting.

Your peers on the planning committee developed the theme and selected sessions to meet your interests and needs. As you attend the meeting in two weeks, please think about how it goes and let us know what we can change to make the Flex RSV even better in the future—we want to practice continuous improvement in this meeting and in all areas of the Flex program.

Do you have any questions about Flex issues that you would like us to address at the meeting? Let me know or post them in the Flex Program Forum

Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that the Flex Monitoring Team CAH list is our go-to reference for the number and distribution of CAHs nationally. Please let FMT know anytime you have a new CAH in your state so that they can include it in the next update of the CAH list.

See you soon!

Sarah Young

Flex Program Coordinator

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,121 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.