TASC Events

This list includes upcoming and past Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) events. Generally, the intended audience for live TASC events is State Office of Rural Health Directors and Flex Program Coordinators. Recordings posted in the past events list are available for anyone's use.

Virtual Knowledge Group recordings are available in the Flex Program Forum instead of the past events list below.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Board Engagement and Leadership Support

June 4, 2018

Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 21, 2018

Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests. MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors.

Past Events

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Fighting the Opioid Crisis

May 16, 2018

Learn about the development and outcomes of a hospital initiative to manage overuse of pain management in the ED. Understand the role that Flex has played in supporting their community engagement initiatives, including resources and opportunities for Flex to address substance abuse challenges.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

April 10, 2018 to April 12, 2018

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Patient and Family Engagement: HCAHPS and the Role of Flex

February 15, 2018

Learn how Flex Programs are setting goals with HCAHPS data. Hear about the Kansas Flex Program Patient Satisfaction Learning Community project and related resources. Hear a discussion about promising practices for HCAHPS improvement and updates related to an electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) pilot and the Abstracting for Accuracy project.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Outputs and Outcomes for Flex Program Success

February 14, 2018

Understand the history, theory and integration of process improvement in health care. Learn the difference between outputs and outcomes for Flex activities and discover where outputs and outcomes fit within Flex Program work and activities.

Past Webinar

Fiscal Year 2016 PIMS Data Report Out

January 25, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand how FOHRP is analyzing fiscal year (FY) 2015 and FY 2016 PIMS data reported by Flex Program and learn ways to use PIMS data and combine data from other sources to show Flex impact.

Past Webinar

The Flex Program: Looking Ahead

January 18, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand plans for Flex Program planning. Hear ideas for Flex Program future direction. Explore environmental scan data reflecting the current state of critical access hospitals and the national Flex Program.

Past Virtual Knowledge Group

Capturing CAH Finance: Leveraging Data for CAH Financial Improvement

January 8, 2018

Know where to find resources to support CAH financial improvement. Discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to improve financial performance within their CAHs. Understand the value of the CAH Measurement and Performance Assessment System (CAHMPAS) data query tool, CAH Financial Indicators Reports (CAHFIR) and the use of subcontractors for financial improvement success.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Hear a discussion about the Inpatient ED measures (ED-1 and ED-2) new to MBQIP. Understand the basics, review currently available CAH data and discuss best practices for quality improvement. Also hear updates on antibiotic stewardship measures, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment and upcoming changes to the MBQIP Data Reports.

Past Virtual Knowledge Group

How a State Flex Program Can Prepare for an Impactful CAH Site Visit

December 4, 2017

Understand best practices for conducting a CAH site visit, discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to conduct a successful site visit and foster peer-to-peer sharing of CAH site visit templates, tools and resources.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Work with Rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

November 8, 2017

Learn the performance observations and evidence of rural accountable care organization (ACO) involvement. Discover opportunities for state Flex Program involvement in supporting value-based models of care and understand the successes and challenges of rural ACOs and how the state Flex Program can play a supportive role.

Past Virtual Knowledge Group

Utilizing the Core Competencies for State Flex Program Excellence

November 6, 2017

Review the purpose of the Core Competencies for Flex Program Excellence and how they relate to Flex grant requirements. Hear about the self-assessment and learn about technical assistance available from TASC to support development of the Core Competencies. Discover how Flex Programs are using them to improve their program performance.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017

Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Hear a discussion about MBQIP successes, challenges and strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2017 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit

July 19, 2017 to July 20, 2017

View the presentations and materials from the 2017 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV). The annual RSV consists of the latest information about the Flex Program, including discussions related to delivering value in health care, the impact on CAHs and the sharing of best practices.

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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, $1,100,000 (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.