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 TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to hear feedback on the new MBQIP quality report template, receive updates on a temporary timeline for MBQIP quarterly data reports, and understand virtual logistics of the upcoming 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV).

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

July 27, 2020

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 Reverse Site Visit

2020 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

August 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August 20, 2020

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

Past Events

Past Webinar

COVID-19 and Rural EMS

July 7, 2020

This webinar will share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural emergency medical services (EMS).

Past TASC 90 Webinar

COVID-19 and Flex Program Support

May 13, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained awareness of recent policy updates related to COVID-19 and improved their understanding of the potential role of the Flex Program to support hospitals during this time.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Telehealth

May 4, 2020

By participating in the VKG, participants will be able to describe the importance of telehealth practices for rural hospitals and discuss how to improve telehealth in your hospital through Flex Program initiatives.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

COVID-19 HIT Updates

April 30, 2020

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included COVID-19 HIT updates related to telehealth, the FCC Connected Care Pilot and Rural Health Care programs, and cybersecurity.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP and Flex in a COVID-19 World

April 16, 2020

Review the recent updates regarding MBQIP reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear and share issues from the field related to COVID-19. Discuss adjustments to MBQIP work plans.

Past Document

The Grant Project Life Cycle: A Grant Subcontract Management Guide

March 31, 2020

This guide is designed to target opportunities within the Flex Program to improve the scope of work requirements for subcontracted consultants. It will assist state programs in building greater accountability with their subcontractors to deliver more meaningful information to improve program deliverables, reporting, and demonstrating measurable program outcomes.

Past Webinar

Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC)

March 25, 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to provide guidance on the Flex Program NCC Progress Report due Friday, May 15th. The Flex Program FY20 Non-Competing Continuation (NCC) Progress Report will be available in EHB on Friday, March 20, 2020 and will be due in EHB on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Communication and Relationship Management Strategies with CAHs for MBQIP

February 20, 2020

Learn how other state Flex programs manage and organize communications with CAHs as it relates to MBQIP, including the use of listservs, site-visits, and in-person and virtual group meetings. Engage in peer-sharing regarding other approaches to managing CAH relationships to support MBQIP implementation and success. Hear CMS Quality Program updates.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

New Models of Care

February 19, 2020

Following the webinar, participants gained knowledge regarding new and emerging models of care influencing rural health care providers and improved their ability to recognize and locate resources related to emerging models of care that can inform their office, partners, and rural providers.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Mental and Behavioral Health

January 6, 2020

Gain insights on mental and behavioral health initiatives for critical access hospitals, and learn what other Flex Programs are doing to address mental and behavioral health.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Fundamentals: RQITA Resource and Support Review

November 21, 2019

Explore the MBQIP Fundamentals Guide for State Flex Programs and understand how to use it. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level. Understand the role of RQITA and services available to support your work. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health

November 13, 2019

Recognize the ROI of population health. Recall different scenarios from the Population Health Toolkit and how to use them. Discuss the purpose and benefits of the Population Health Readiness Assessment to CAHs and other safety net providers.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CHNAs and the Flex Program

November 4, 2019

Describe the importance of CHNAs and meeting the health needs of a community. Discuss how to use the findings from CHNAs to develop activities in state Flex programs.

Past Webinar

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide

October 7, 2019

Learn about the new Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide. Understand evaluation as a component of Flex Program management for program planning, implementation, and achieving outcomes. Recognize work plan and assessment templates, tools, and examples for performance improvement in Flex.

Past Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

October 1, 2019 to October 3, 2019

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

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship Strategies

September 26, 2019

Explore findings from the antibiotic stewardship focus groups with high performing CAHs. Engage in peer-sharing regarding state Flex Program approaches and obstacles to supporting CAHs with antibiotic stewardship. Review summary of public comments regarding MBQIP Performance Standards.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

August 15, 2019

Understand the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) resources recently created. Learn about other resources available from partner organizations.

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