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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS Working Webinar

March 4, 2019

Hear from the FMT about updates coming to CAHMPAS. Participate in a discussion and provide feedback to the FMT about CAHMPAS and forthcoming updates. Discover how peer Flex Programs are using CAHMPAS data for activity planning.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

State Flex Program Support for Antibiotic Stewardship

February 21, 2019

Understand the current state and expectations for CAH implementation of antibiotic stewardship. Learn about an opportunity for high performing CAHs to share their implementation successes. Explore opportunities to align Flex and SHIP activities to support antibiotic stewardship. Engage in peer-sharing regarding quality in the 2019 Flex Program funding proposal.

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 Webinar

FY 2019 Flex Program Work Plan Template

February 11, 2019

Explore the new work plan template for the Flex Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including its instructions, layout and example content. Participate in a live Q&A with Flex Program peers and TASC to ask questions about how to use the work plan template and tie it to other components of the NOFO submission.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Support for Provider-Based RHCs

January 7, 2019

The topic for the January Flex VKG is Flex Program support for provider-based RHCs. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Cooperative Agreement Submission Tips and Best Practices

December 3, 2018

Understand Flex application components and submission requirements. Hear best practices for application review and submission, such as looking at scoring criteria, creating an internal review process, making sure you connect the dots from need to activity outcome, etc.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

PIMS

September 10, 2018

Learn how to utilize your PIMS data to help inform activities and projects for your Flex program. Hear tracking and data collection suggestions from other Flex programs.

Past Webinar

FY18 Federal Requirements – Managing your HRSA Awards

August 21, 2018

This recording is targeted specifically to state-level grantees to provide tips and advice for successfully managing your award and will be useful to ensure that you are effectively managing your Federal Award.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmark and Abstracting for Accuracy

August 9, 2018

Understand the methodology involved in calculating the MBQIP Quality Improvement Benchmarks and the intended uses of the measures. Hear about the outcomes of the Abstracting for Accuracy project and how Flex partners can leverage the learnings to improve reporting practices

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Roles of EMS in the Transition to Value

August 6, 2018

Learn how the transition to value affects EMS. Discuss the potential for EMS to adapt in a value-based health care system. Discover how Flex Programs are working with EMS in the transition to value.

Past Transition to Value Learning Collaborative

Action Planning and Closing Discussion

June 28, 2018

View week five webinar recordings and supporting materials related to a web-based learning collaborative for Flex Programs to gain knowledge and understanding about the ways they can support CAHs as they transition to value-based payment and population health.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Managing Partner Relationships to Support CAH Quality Work

June 21, 2018

Understand the basic program goals of common partners in supporting CAH quality. Hear how Flex Programs are managing their partner relationships, including challenges and successes. Identify opportunities for your Flex Program to expand partner relationships in support of your CAHs.

Past Transition to Value Learning Collaborative

How Can Our SORH Implement a Plan to Support Value

June 21, 2018

View week four webinar recordings and supporting materials related to a web-based learning collaborative for Flex Programs to gain knowledge and understanding about the ways they can support CAHs as they transition to value-based payment and population health.

Past Transition to Value Learning Collaborative

How Can Our SORH Support Success and Sustainability of Value-based Pay

June 14, 2018

View week three webinar recordings and supporting materials related to a web-based learning collaborative for Flex Programs to gain knowledge and understanding about the ways they can support CAHs as they transition to value-based payment and population health.

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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.