Dear Flex Coordinators,
Thank you to everyone who assisted with the rapid request regarding ventilators earlier this month. We really appreciate the quick turnaround time! We hope to provide you with more information about next steps very soon.
Please take note of these important upcoming due dates:
- The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Flex Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) report is due Friday, October 30th. Please use the resources, webinars, and tools and reach out to your Project Officer if you have any questions.
- The FY 2019 End of Year Report is due on November 30th for all Flex programs, please reach out to your Project Officer if you have any questions.
- If your program is one of the eight Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplement awards, you have the FY 2019 EMS Supplement End of Year Report due on November 29th, please reach out to Tahleah Chappel if you have questions on EMS.
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will host "MBQIP Open Office Hours" to solicit feedback from state Flex coordinators on the new Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) report format and content. This event will be held on October 29th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m. EST. You should have received an invitation from the MBQIP Lead, Natalia Vargas. This interactive webinar event is appropriate for state Flex coordinators and state contractors assisting with MBQIP efforts. For any questions, please email MBQIP@hrsa.gov.
As a part of National Rural Health Day and Antibiotic Awareness Week, on November 18th, FORHP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a webinar on the Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Activities in critical access hospitals. The one-hour long webinar will start at 3 p.m. EST, please register in advance for this webinar.