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

EMS Flex Supplemental Funding Projects

May 15, 2019

The tentative topic of the May TASC 90 is an update on the Flex supplemental funding EMS projects. This quarterly webinar will include updates from TASC, RQITA, FMT and FORHP, to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

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 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.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Financial Performance Improvement Projects in CAHs

August 12, 2015

Learn about the development and implementation of financial performance improvement projects in CAHs, targeting low performers, lessons learned by Flex Programs and outcomes from the projects.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Developing a Good State Flex Program Work Plan

February 13, 2013

Hear information on how to develop a good state Flex Program work plan. Learn about the value of a framework, how to document measurable outcomes and how to think beyond a one-year budget.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

HCAHPS 101

June 12, 2012

Hear an overview of research conducted about CAH use of HCAHPS and how HCAHPS relates to MBQIP. Learn about one Flex Program's approach to HCAHPS using their CAH quality network.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Outputs Versus Outcomes

February 8, 2012

Learn about outputs and outcomes. Discover why it is important to show how Flex-funded initiatives move from identification of a problem to completion of interventions and measurement of improvement and impact.

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.