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 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.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

June 10, 2021

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Webinar

Tele-Monitoring of Rural Patients

July 7, 2021

This webinar will build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of telehealth and the rural application. It will share examples of rural models and provide access to educational information and resources that can be disseminated to rural providers.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2021 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 20, 2021 to July 22, 2021

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Past Events

Past Webinar

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide

October 7, 2019

Learn about the new Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Performance Management/Evaluation Guide. Understand evaluation as a component of Flex Program management for program planning, implementation, and achieving outcomes. Recognize work plan and assessment templates, tools, and examples for performance improvement in Flex.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship Strategies

September 26, 2019

Explore findings from the antibiotic stewardship focus groups with high performing CAHs. Engage in peer-sharing regarding state Flex Program approaches and obstacles to supporting CAHs with antibiotic stewardship. Review summary of public comments regarding MBQIP Performance Standards.

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 Value-Based Payment Models 201 Learning Collaborative

Value-Based Payment Models 201 Learning Collaborative: The Paradigm Shift

August 7, 2019

View week two webinar recording and supporting materials from a web-based learning collaborative to gain knowledge about the transition to value and how Flex Programs can help support CAHs regardless of where they are in the transition to value.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year

August 5, 2019

Understand the importance of closing out the Flex grant year and hear a discussion focused on processes other Flex programs have found beneficial for doing so.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Performance Standards for State Flex Programs

June 27, 2019

Review the purpose behind the development of the MBQIP Performance Standards. Review the methodology of the MBQIP Performance Standards. Participate in a question and answer session and learn more about next steps regarding the MBQIP Performance Standards.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force, and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning, Rural Healthcare Simulation Training Center

June 25, 2019

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included updates from the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force, and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning -Rural Healthcare Simulation Training Center, and cybersecurity.

Past Webinar

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Finance

June 19, 2019

In this webinar playback, discover the financial importance of providing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)/Pulmonary Rehab care and examine the reimbursement aspects of COPD-related care.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

June 3, 2019

Recognize HRSA initiatives and resources available for state Flex programs. Determine how state Flex programs can utilize Flex funds to promote accessibility and health equity initiatives.
Identify the strategies that the Wyoming Flex program and WY Office of Health Equity are implementing to advance health equity in the state.

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 MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Alternative Approaches to MBQIP Data Sharing for State Flex Programs

April 18, 2019

Identify alternative ways to analyze, visualize, and share MBQIP data with CAHs to drive quality improvement. Review resources developed by RQITA to assist in data analyzing and visualization. Hear other MBQIP news, including updates to the EDTC measure and changes to the outpatient quality reporting program notice of participation.

Past Webinar

COPD Prevalence and Impact

April 2, 2019

In this webinar recording, discover the scope and scale of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) matters in rural America. Understand the personal impact of COPD. Learn about national initiatives and FORHP efforts. Hear an example of state-level efforts underway with COPD.

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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, $1,009,121 (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.