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 Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Participate in discussion about the Inpatient ED measures (ED-1 and ED-2) new to MBQIP. Understand the basics, review currently available CAH data and discuss best practices for quality improvement. Also hear updates on antibiotic stewardship measures, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment and upcoming changes to the MBQIP Data Reports.

Past Events

Past Webinar

Healthcare Professional Flu Measure (OP-27) Webinar

December 9, 2015

Hear an overview of the health care professional influenza measure (OP-27), including how to sign up for an account through the National Safety Healthcare Network (NHSN), the measure submission process and available quality improvement support.

Past Webinar

Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign

December 1, 2015

Learn the importance and key tips for cultivating connections and community relationships, stakeholder outreach and creating a capital campaign case statement. Also, hear how to track and share impact of a capital project to tell the most compelling story.

Past Webinar

Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting

November 17, 2015

Regarding capital planning and budgeting, learn to anticipate possible changes, assess their implication and impact on an organization and capital structure and develop an action plan to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the potential opportunities. Hear the importance of capital budgeting and “how to” tips from a CAH CEO.

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 Reverse Site Visit

2015 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit & Pre-Conference Workshop

June 23, 2015

The annual Flex Program Reverse Site Visit is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Document

National Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Coalition

May 6, 2015

View a meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition conference call held May 5, 2015. Discussion topics on this call included: National HIT updates and NPRMs: Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2013 National Conference of State Flex Programs & Pre-Conference Workshop

July 23, 2014

The annual National Conference of State Flex Programs is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Workshop

Program Evaluation Workshops

July 22, 2014

View presentations and materials from two 2014 Program Evaluation Workshop events.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Data Measurement, Outcomes and Impact

July 16, 2014

Understand the benefits of CAHs and Flex Programs using a systems-based framework to manage information and strategic knowledge. Review the purpose of gathering and using data to improve health and safety of patients, financial awareness and demonstrate impact. Learn impactful initiatives CAHs are utilizing in response to MBQIP data.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Workforce

June 11, 2014

Comprehend the need for CAH workforce that is adaptable, understand the value of a culture that is patient focused and customer driven using and recognize the importance of nurturing ongoing staff development, retention and practicing at the top of licensure for excellent outcomes.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Leadership and Strategic Planning

May 21, 2014

This recorded webinar will help the viewer understand the need for leadership to be aware of industry trends and impact on CAHs and Flex programs, review the need for a systems approach, recognize the need to align CAH leadership and providers around employee empowerment for performance excellence

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Kick-off Event

May 14, 2014

View the recorded webinar of the kick-off event for the Framing Rural Health Value webinar series. Understand the need for sustained CAH turnaround and performance. Learn a framework for performance excellence and how a state Flex Program can apply it.

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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.