Flex Program Work with Rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Event Details
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
2:00pm CST
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

This webinar recording provides research-based observations and state-based examples of rural accountable care organizations (ACOs) and how they are relevant to state Flex Programs. Additionally, this TASC 90 webinar recording includes updates from the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), 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 (CAHs).

This event was supported by FORHP and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. 

Learning objectives:

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


  • Tracy Morton, The Center
  • Sarah Young and Wakina Scott, FORHP
  • Karla Weng, Stratis Health
  • John Gale, University of Southern Maine, FMT
  • Xi Zhu, University of Iowa College of Public Health, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis 
  • Pat Schou, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Illinois Community Care Organization

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, $1,009,121 (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.