TASC 90 Webinars

TASC 90 webinars are topic-specific webinars held for the purpose of providing educational outreach to state Flex Programs. In addition to educational content and peer sharing, TASC 90 webinars also include updates from the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals.

TASC 90 webinars are held quarterly. The intended audience for the live events is State Office of Rural Health Directors, Flex Program Coordinators and supporting staff. The events are recorded and can be made available to others that would find the content of interest. Recordings and supporting materials are posted publicly on this website. 

TASC 90 webinars are supported by FORHP and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center).

Upcoming Events

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

TASC 90 - CAH Financial Forecast and Readiness Post-COVID

October 20, 2022

Identify CAH financial pain points post-Covid and with inflation
Utilize tools and resources to provide financial guidance and support to CAHs
Recall services and contacts for CAHs to utilize for financial assistance when facing potential closure

Past Events

Past TASC 90 Webinar

State Flex Program Staff Sustainability Guide and Toolkit

August 17, 2022

Describe the five components of the Staff Sustainability Cycle. Evaluate your state Flex Program’s hiring and retention policies and practices. Strategize on best practices for office workflow to ensure proper business continuity.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Workforce in Rural Health Care

May 18, 2022

Identify current workforce challenges impacting rural health care providers. Access resources and supporting information for health care workforce support. Recall state Flex Program activities that can support rural workforce challenges.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Outcome Measures

December 9, 2021

Learn from the Flex Monitoring Team about potential outcome measures for activities in the Operational & Financial Improvement Flex Program area. Hear from State Flex Programs on implementation of outcome measures in Flex Program activities. Engage in conversation about the future and feasibility of outcome measurement in the Flex Program.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Leadership and Mid-level Management

August 18, 2021

Understand the importance of leadership provided by mid-level managers at small rural hospitals. Gain awareness of new leadership resources to support mid-level managers.
Understand the role mid-level managers play in value-based payment models. Learn how Flex Programs can help support the leadership of critical access hospitals.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Supporting New Models of Payment and Delivery

May 12, 2021

Gain knowledge regarding new models of health care payment and delivery. Understand updates to these models and the changes that have occurred from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Flex Programs can help support new models of payment and delivery.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Rural Health Equity and the Flex Program

February 17, 2021

Understand the basics of health equity and the impact of President Biden's Health Equity Executive Order. Identify national health equity initiatives. Learn health equity activities relevant for state Flex Programs and CAHs.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Integration of Rural Health Clinics and Hospitals

November 5, 2020

Discuss the benefits of integration of primary care and rural hospitals, particularly regarding population health, value payment, and care coordination work. Explain how rural health networks enhance patient care, integrate services, and support the health of the people in their service areas.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants were 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).

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 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 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 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.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Update on TASC EMS Supplement Activities

May 15, 2019

The May TASC 90 playback features an update on select Fiscal Year 2018 Flex EMS Supplemental funding projects. Other updates include new EMS resources coming soon, an update on the Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport (ET3) model and standing updates from TASC, FORHP, RQITA, and FMT.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Recommendation Adoption Progress (RAP) Interviews and Appreciative Inquiry

February 13, 2019

Learn the Recommendation Adoption Progress (RAP) interview process as a tool for project evaluation. Identify opportunities to integrate the RAP interview process into your state Flex Program. Understand methods state Flex Coordinators can use to manage RAP conversation.

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 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 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 TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health Portal Features and Use for State Flex Programs

February 15, 2017

Learn key features of the Population Health Portal, including a readiness assessment, resources and data scenarios. Discover how Flex can leverage them to support their CAHs and develop relevant activities based on CAHs’ needs. Understand how CAHs can use claims data to support population health management.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

An Update on the Rural Transition to Value Models

November 9, 2016

Hear an update on the rural transition to value-based health care models. Discover new tools for CAHs to demonstrate value to partners and participation in alternative payment models (APMs).

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Findings from the Rural Provider Leadership Summit

August 10, 2016

Learn issues and explore strategies related to engaging rural providers in value models and population health initiatives and enhancing CAH medical staff collaboration. Discover methods state Flex Programs use to support rural provider engagement.


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.