Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

This webinar series is intended to build knowledge and understanding of state Flex Programs about telehealth and the rural application, share successful rural models, and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Past Events

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Alternative Origination Sites for Rural Telehealth

August 30, 2022

Describe telehealth origination sites and common rural alternatives. Relate what a telehealth visit looks like for the patient from an alternative site such as a library. Discuss the positive impact on health equity and patient access. List examples of rural alternative origination sites.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth for Rural EMS

July 27, 2022

Describe how the use of telehealth benefits rural ambulance services. Discuss the financial considerations of telehealth for rural ambulance services when there isn’t reimbursement for it.
Relate telehealth implementation tips for rural ambulance services. Recognize support available to rural ambulance services interested in utilizing telehealth.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Home Health Care

April 26, 2022

Recognize how tele-home care can be provided via telehealth. Understand the opportunities and barriers for critical access hospitals to provide tele-home care. Recall rural models of tele-home care. Describe how Flex Programs can support alternatives to institutional care through tele-home care initiatives.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Palliative Care and Tele-Hospice

February 17, 2022

Recognize how palliative care and hospice are provided via telehealth. Understand the opportunities and barriers for critical access hospitals to provide palliative and hospice care. Recall examples of rural models of tele-palliative care and tele-hospice. Describe how Flex Programs can support tele-palliative care and tele-hospice initiatives.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth Response to the Pandemic in Rural Hospitals and Clinics

December 16, 2021

This telehealth webinar is the second of a six-part series for Flex Fiscal Year 2021 focused on rural telehealth topics to build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of the use of telehealth and the response to the pandemic in rural hospitals and clinics. 

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth in the Rural Hospital Emergency Department

November 30, 2021

Identify what telemedicine services consist of in a rural hospital ED. Recall evaluation results related to the effectiveness of tele-ED for rural hospitals. Relate the value of adoption and efficient use of tele-ED from a critical access hospital perspective. Identify resources available to hospitals related to tele-ED.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Behavioral Health Part II

October 6, 2021

Recognize the opportunities and challenges for rural health providers in implementing and sustaining tele-behavioral health. List examples of rural models across different aspects of tele-behavioral health. Describe how Flex Programs could support tele-behavioral health for CAHs and RHCs. Identify evaluation and metrics for tele-behavioral health programs.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Behavioral Health

August 3, 2021

Define what tele-behavioral health consists of and how it is different from tele-mental health. State what a tele-behavioral health visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health. Identify the opportunities and challenges of implementing and sustaining tele-behavioral health for rural health providers.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

Explain the basic components of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services. Describe the value of RPM to rural patients. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of RPM. Recognize the opportunities and challenges of RPM for rural health providers. Understand what RPM means for value-based models.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Virtual Primary Care

May 17, 2021

Define what virtual primary care is and what a visit looks like for a patient. Recall data and evidence related to the effectiveness of virtual primary care. Identify the opportunities and challenges of virtual primary care for rural health providers. Describe how COVID is affecting and may affect virtual primary care as a service line.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth Policy

April 26, 2021

Recall the usual elements of telehealth reimbursement policy. Recognize pre-COVID telehealth policy. Explain how the public health emergency (PHE) has affected telehealth policy. Describe other federal developments around telehealth policy. Summarize effects of PHE-related telehealth changes on rural health care organizations.

Past Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Telehealth 101

February 24, 2021

Learn basic telehealth concepts. Understand telehealth regulatory changes and waivers during and after COVID. Identify ways that Flex programs can support the telehealth needs of CAHs and RHCs in their state. Understand how increased telehealth use could impact finances, quality improvement measures, and movement to value-based care and population health.

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, $1,560,000 (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.