New Flex Monitoring Team Website Launched

The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) Monitoring Team (FMT) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. While the web address remains the same——the site has been completely updated and reorganized to focus on easing user experience and making the site accessible to all audiences.

On the new site, users can search through over fifteen years of evaluation of the Flex Program. The “Our Work” section of the navigation bar houses all current and past research on Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural health. The “Publications” page organizes all products by date, including national reports produced annually on quality improvement, community benefit, and financial performance data. Users can search and filter results to find more information on other topics ranging from EMS and hospital services to financial distress and evidence-based best practices. The homepage also highlights the most recent reports, briefs, and papers.

State-level analyses can be found through the new State Profiles section of the website, which includes a map that leads to individual state profiles, making it easier to find publications relating to a specific state in the Flex Program. For example, the Alabama state profile contains all HCAHPS, Hospital Compare, community benefit, and financial indicators reports produced for the state since 2004. The page also lists any other publications that mention Alabama.

Other new features include an interactive map of CAH locations and a sortable list of current CAH location data that is also available for download.

CAHMPAS remains a priority of the FMT, and now, on the new site, every page links to the data query tool for quick access to financial, quality, and community benefit data.

Over time, the FMT plans to add more resources to the website, including a news page to showcase the exciting work being done in the Flex Program. Stay tuned!

To learn more about the FMT and its staff, users can explore a detailed “About Us” section. If you have any questions or concerns about the new site, please feel free to contact the FMT’s communications staffer, Nichole Barnes.