Florida State Flex Profile

Top Flex Activities

Program Area: Support for Quality Improvement: 

Florida has consultants providing one-on-one site visits and webinars to educate the critical access hospitals (CAHs) on reporting techniques and best practices.

Please share a success story about reporting quality data or using quality data to help Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in your state improve patient care: 

Florida is working with the emergency medical services (EMS) providers across the state to increase educational training and set up programs to improve health care reporting thus improving the care given to Florida's population.

Program Area: Support for Financial and Operational Improvement: 

Florida has consultants providing one-on-one site visits and webinars to educate the CAHs on reporting techniques and best practices.

Please provide information about any efforts to assist CAHs/communities and partner organizations in the transition to value-based care: 

Florida has been holding quarterly webinars to educate the CAHs in necessary step for the transition to value-based care. 

Please provide information about network activities in your state to support Flex Program activities (such as financial improvement networks, CAH quality networks, operational improvement with CEOs or EHR workgroups): 

Florida has small group meetings with the CEOs and key staff at each of the CAHs in the state.

From the last Flex Program year, please describe a best practice you would like to share with other states: 

Florida has had a lot of success with holding at least one conference each year. The conference covers current topics within the health care community, i.e. Medicaid, Medicare, ICD-10, etc., as well as common practices for keeping a financially sound facility and ways to approach quality reporting.

Program Statistics

What type of organization is your Flex office housed in?: 
State Government
What is the number of full time employees (FTE) in your Flex office?: 
1.00
How many CAHs are in your state?: 
12
Do you have any hospitals interested in converting to CAH status?: 
Yes

Additional Information

Flex Program Staff

Duane Ashe
Administrator, Health Resources and Access Section, Florida
(850) 245-4444 ext. 3887
Randy Calvert
State Office Director, Florida
(850) 245-4444, ext. 2039

State Office Director since February 2016

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.