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 Transition to Value Learning Collaborative

How Ready is my State for Value-based Pay?

June 7, 2018

View week two 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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Board Engagement and Leadership Support

June 4, 2018

Learn tips, suggestions and methods to engage and support hospital boards and leadership. Hear about programs implemented by state Flex Programs to improve board engagement and leadership support.    

Past Transition to Value Learning Collaborative

What Does Value-based Pay Mean for Rural?

May 31, 2018

View week one 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 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 MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Patient and Family Engagement: HCAHPS and the Role of Flex

February 15, 2018

Learn how Flex Programs are setting goals with HCAHPS data. Hear about the Kansas Flex Program Patient Satisfaction Learning Community project and related resources. Hear a discussion about promising practices for HCAHPS improvement and updates related to an electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) pilot and the Abstracting for Accuracy project.

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 Webinar

Fiscal Year 2016 PIMS Data Report Out

January 25, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand how FOHRP is analyzing fiscal year (FY) 2015 and FY 2016 PIMS data reported by Flex Program and learn ways to use PIMS data and combine data from other sources to show Flex impact.

Past Webinar

The Flex Program: Looking Ahead

January 18, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand plans for Flex Program planning. Hear ideas for Flex Program future direction. Explore environmental scan data reflecting the current state of critical access hospitals and the national Flex Program.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Capturing CAH Finance: Leveraging Data for CAH Financial Improvement

January 8, 2018

Know where to find resources to support CAH financial improvement. Discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to improve financial performance within their CAHs. Understand the value of the CAHMPAS data query tool, CAHFIR and the use of subcontractors for financial improvement success.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

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

December 21, 2017

Hear a 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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

How a State Flex Program Can Prepare for an Impactful CAH Site Visit

December 4, 2017

Understand best practices for conducting a CAH site visit, discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to conduct a successful site visit and foster peer-to-peer sharing of CAH site visit templates, tools and resources.

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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Utilizing the Core Competencies for State Flex Program Excellence

November 6, 2017

Review the purpose of the Core Competencies for Flex Program Excellence and how they relate to Flex grant requirements. Hear about the self-assessment and learn about technical assistance available from TASC to support development of the Core Competencies. Discover how Flex Programs are using them to improve their program performance.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017

Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Hear a discussion about MBQIP successes, challenges and strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.

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