For over 20 years, the Federal Grants and Health Law practice group attorneys at FTLF have provided training to federal grantees such as health centers, state and regional Primary Care Associations, as well as other national organizations.  

FTLF attorneys present to audiences of hundreds through online webinars as well as in-person seminars and conferences on a broad range of topics. In all of our online and in-person trainings, we identify and explain the law and where the rules come from, what they mean on a practical level, and how you can ensure that your program gets into and stays in compliance. Join us for an upcoming live training, live webinar training, or purchase webinar recordings (on-demand programs) by registering below. Remember, live webinars give you the opportunity to ask questions, while our on-demand programs offer the convenience of viewing on your schedule for up to 30 days.

For questions on any of our trainings or bringing our attorneys to your program, contact Jaime Hirschfeld, FTLF’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance, at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com or (202) 466-8960.

We look forward to "seeing" you in one of our trainings!

Upcoming Webinars
Collapse Cultivating Your 340B Program

The 340B program is complex and requires cooperation from many different departments within the covered entity to ensure results while meeting program compliance requirements. Considering recent changes, anticipated regulations and OPA guidance, all covered entities should undertake a thoughtful "best practices" assessment that focuses on areas of risk and opportunities for improvement.

This webinar will address the following areas of 340B assessment:

  • Audit preparedness
  • Eligible patient identification
  • 340B program policies and procedures
  • 340B program executive oversight
  • Medicaid duplicate discount avoidance
  • Contract pharmacy

Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
Original Program Date: March 09, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Cultivating Your 340B Program
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Collapse (4/21/16) Got 340B Audit Findings? We have answers!

Did your organization recently have a 340B audit that resulted in findings?  Do you have a 340B audit scheduled in the coming months?

This webinar will briefly discuss the audit process spend the majority of the time on the process of reviewing and challenging the findings that result from the audit.

Whether you have had a recent audit or have one scheduled this webinar is applicable for all covered entities!

Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
Original Program Date: April 21, 2016
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/21/16) Got 340B Audit Findings? We have answers!
    Collapse (5/12/16) 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements: Meeting Legal and Regulatory Requirements

    Many 340B covered entities choose to dispense 340B drugs through a contract pharmacy arrangement.  This webinar will discuss the legal and regulatory requirements necessary with these arrangements that begin when negotiating the contracting and need to be considered throughout the length of the agreement.  

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
    Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: May 12, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/12/16) 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements: Meeting Legal and Regulatory Requirements
    Collapse (5/26/16) 340B Vendors: TPAs and Beyond

    As the 340B program continues to expand, so does the number of new players.  The third webinar, in our 340B series will focus on the numerous vendors in the 340B space including TPAs (third party administrators) as well as other important players.

    Compliance in this program is more important than ever - whether your program has participated in the 340B program for years or you are new to the program, this webinar is applicable to you!

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
    Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: May 26, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/26/16) 340B Vendors: TPAs and Beyond
    Collapse (6/9/16) Hot Topics and Common Pitfalls in 340B Compliance

    The final webinar in our 340B webinar series will address the common compliance issues covered entities face.

    Have an issue that you want us to address during this session?  Email your questions/ concerns to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@FTLF.com

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
    Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: June 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (6/9/16) Hot Topics and Common Pitfalls in 340B Compliance
    Collapse Cultivating Your 340B Program

    The 340B program is complex and requires cooperation from many different departments within the covered entity to ensure results while meeting program compliance requirements. Considering recent changes, anticipated regulations and OPA guidance, all covered entities should undertake a thoughtful "best practices" assessment that focuses on areas of risk and opportunities for improvement.

    This webinar will address the following areas of 340B assessment:

    • Audit preparedness
    • Eligible patient identification
    • 340B program policies and procedures
    • 340B program executive oversight
    • Medicaid duplicate discount avoidance
    • Contract pharmacy

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: March 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Cultivating Your 340B Program
    Collapse (1/12/17) Managing the Disruptive Patient: A Challenge to Patient and Provider Safety

    Disruptive patient behavior, with escalation to violence, is becoming an increasing concern for many health centers. In these situations, it can often be unclear about the center’s legal authority to redefine, set limits on, or even terminate their professional relationship with the patient. In this webinar, we will address how to deal with disruptive and difficult patients in the health center, but also the policies and procedures you need to have in place and the process by which you can terminate a patient from the health center.

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: January 12, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (1/12/17) Managing the Disruptive Patient: A Challenge to Patient and Provider Safety
    Collapse (10/13/16) Hot Topics in Operationalizing Your Sliding Fee Discount Program

    PIN 2014-02 provides clarification on the Health Center Program sliding fee discount program requirements.  However, has your health center properly implemented these requirements?  

    This webinar will provide a brief overview of the PIN and discuss common areas that health centers are having issues with in operationalizing the sliding fee scale discount program.

    There will be plenty of time available for Q&A.

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: October 13, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/13/16) Hot Topics in Operationalizing Your Sliding Fee Discount Program
    Collapse (10/27/10) The Board
    As part of the Corporate Compliance Trainings developed in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centers (“NACHC”), we are offering a two-hour online training program for health center board members.  The training will address the Board’s role in establishing and overseeing corporate compliance programs.

    The Board’s important role in establishing and overseeing the compliance program is rapidly becoming a “duty of care” obligation.  Section 330 implementing regulations already require a health center’s Board of Directors to ensure that the health center is operated in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Under the Health Reform Law, health centers must implement corporate compliance programs as a condition of enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP.

    This pre-recorded webinar by Jacki Leifer, Esq. will outline the Board’s role in establishing and overseeing corporate compliance programs, explore the benefits of a health center corporate compliance program in today’s legal landscape, and set forth the expectations placed on Board members related to the health center’s compliance program, providing real-life examples of “do’s” and “don’ts”. 

    Permitting greater flexibility in scheduling, the pre-recorded webinar allows registrants to access and play the recording multiple times for their health center Board during a 30-day time period.  Included in the cost of the webinar is a live 30 minute follow-up session with Jacki for Board members to ask questions related to the webinar.

    Cost: $350 before applicable discounts:
    • $50 off for NACHC members.
    • $50 off for organizations that attended a 2-day training.


    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: October 27, 2010
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (10/27/10) The Board
    Collapse (11/10/16) Behind the HIPAA Headlines

    This webinar will provide or an overview of recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) developments and hot topics. Our experienced lawyers will highlight the recent flurry of HIPAA activity and share best practices and practical advice for handling issues related to HIPAA and requests for protected health information.

    Topics will include:

    • Uptick in enforcement in the last several months
    • The start of Phase 2 audits

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: November 10, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/10/16) Behind the HIPAA Headlines
    Collapse (12/15/16) OIG Year in Review

    From its issuance of compliance guidance documents to its investigations of alleged fraud and abuse, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides both the carrot and the stick when it comes to fighting waste, fraud and abuse in federal health care programs.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the OIG, its authorities, the organization of its activities within the OIG, and a review of the latest enforcement actions. The webinar will also address how to integrate the recently released 2017 OIG Work Plan into your health center's compliance work plan.

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live and Recorded Webinar
    Original Program Date: December 15, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (12/15/16) OIG Year in Review
    Collapse (2/11/16) Disruptive Physicians: Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover

    The second webinar in our three-part workplace violence series will focus on disruptive providers.  Disruptive physician behavior can range from profanity to physical abuse to more commonly not following protocols and cooperating with other providers.  Not only can this behavior make for an unsafe and hostile workplace, but it also puts the patients at risk. Learn strategies to address disruptive physician behavior and even eliminate it before it escalates.

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber?  ContactHealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: On-Demand , Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand
    Original Program Date: February 11, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/11/16) Disruptive Physicians: Strategies to Manage Risk and Reduce Turnover
    Collapse (2/18/16) Workplace Violence: Strategies to Manage Risks

    Workplace violence (WPV) is a recognized hazard in the healthcare industry. WPV is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It can affect and involve workers, clients, customers and visitors. Health center employees need to understand that workplace violence is NOT acceptable and must be reported.  

    In the third webinar, in our three-part series, learn what policies and procedures your health center needs to have in place to address workplace violence and the reporting process. 

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber?  ContactHealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: On-Demand, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand
    Original Program Date: February 18, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/18/16) Workplace Violence: Strategies to Manage Risks
    Collapse (2/4/16) How to Deal with Disruptive Patients in the Health Center with Minimal Disruption

    Disruptive patient behavior, with escalation to violence, is becoming an increasing concern fo rmany health centers. In these situations, it can often be unclear about the center’s legal authority to redefine, set limits on, or even terminate their professional relationship with the patient.  In this webinar, the first in our three part workplace violence series, we will not only address how to deal with disruptive and difficult patients in the health center, the policies and procedures you need to have in place, but also the process by which you can terminate a patient from the health center.  

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber?  Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: On-Demand Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand
    Original Program Date: February 04, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/4/16) How to Deal with Disruptive Patients in the Health Center with Minimal Disruption
    Collapse (2/9/17) Navigating Social Media Risks - It

    Today's work environment has changed from talking around the water cooler to a series of "Tweets", "Likes" and "Shares". The individual use of social media in the workplace is one that is largely debatable and can create liability for employers. The law on these issues takes into account individuals' privacy rights as well as employers' overarching need to protect themselves, their employees, and the reputation of the organization. Join us on this webinar to learn about this growing area of the law and what it means for your health center program.

    By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    • Identify problematic social media situations that could pose challenges for their organization;
    • Explain what should be in a social media policy; and
    • Demonstrate knowledge of language in existing social media policies that have been found to be overly broad.

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: February 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/9/17) Navigating Social Media Risks - It
    Collapse (4/21/16) Got 340B Audit Findings? We have answers!

    Did your organization recently have a 340B audit that resulted in findings?  Do you have a 340B audit scheduled in the coming months?

    This webinar will briefly discuss the audit process spend the majority of the time on the process of reviewing and challenging the findings that result from the audit.

    Whether you have had a recent audit or have one scheduled this webinar is applicable for all covered entities!

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
    Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: April 21, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/21/16) Got 340B Audit Findings? We have answers!
    Collapse (8/9/16) The Final Rule on the FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations:  What Employers Need to Know Now

    On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule on white-collar exemptions to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Among other things, the Final Rule, which will take effect December 1, 2016, raises the salary level for exempt status and the compensation level for highly compensated employees.  The thresholds will automatically be adjusted every three years.  These and other changes in the Final Rule are expected to have a significant impact on many employers.

    What should you be doing to be prepared for December 1? FTLF is partnering with Stacy Mueller of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP to bring you this timely webinar which will cover the provisions of the Final Rule and what employers need to be thinking about right now.  The webinar will address the following topics:

    • New salary threshold for exempt status
    • New compensation level for highly compensated employees
    • Review of the duties test (which will remain unchanged)
    • Special guidance for non-profit employers
    • Reclassification considerations, and options going forward: what employers need to be thinking about now

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber? 
    Contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to learn how you can register for this webinar for free or at a discounted rate.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: August 09, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (8/9/16) The Final Rule on the FLSA White-Collar Overtime Regulations:  What Employers Need to Know Now
    Collapse Cultivating Your 340B Program

    The 340B program is complex and requires cooperation from many different departments within the covered entity to ensure results while meeting program compliance requirements. Considering recent changes, anticipated regulations and OPA guidance, all covered entities should undertake a thoughtful "best practices" assessment that focuses on areas of risk and opportunities for improvement.

    This webinar will address the following areas of 340B assessment:

    • Audit preparedness
    • Eligible patient identification
    • 340B program policies and procedures
    • 340B program executive oversight
    • Medicaid duplicate discount avoidance
    • Contract pharmacy

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: March 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Cultivating Your 340B Program
    Collapse (11/10/16) Behind the HIPAA Headlines

    This webinar will provide or an overview of recent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) developments and hot topics. Our experienced lawyers will highlight the recent flurry of HIPAA activity and share best practices and practical advice for handling issues related to HIPAA and requests for protected health information.

    Topics will include:

    • Uptick in enforcement in the last several months
    • The start of Phase 2 audits

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: November 10, 2016
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (11/10/16) Behind the HIPAA Headlines
    Collapse (4/30/15) Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information?

    This first webinar in our three-part HIPAA webinar series, will explore the basic principles and compliance aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The webinar will focus on practical strategies, tips and techniques for implementing the HIPAA rules and cover a variety of topics including:

    • HIPAA Privacy Basics;
    • Breach;
    • Notice of Privacy Practices;
    • Business Associates;
    • Covered Entities; and
    • Protected Health Information.

    ***Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com subscriber?  If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com for a discount on this webinar!

    Formats Available: On-Demand Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
    Original Program Date: April 30, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/30/15) Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information?
    Collapse (5/12/15) What

    Does your health center have the appropriate safeguards in place to protect PHI? Do you have administrative safeguards of electronic PHI? Is your health center in full compliance with all of the HIPAA standards? This second webinar in the three-part series will focus on the current enforcement landscape and provide best practices for health centers surrounding HIPAA compliance. In addition, learn about the HIPAA audit process and the steps to implement to prepare your health center.

     

    ***Are you a HealthCenterComplaince.com subscriber?  If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com for a discount on this webinar!

    Formats Available: On-Demand Webinar
    Original Program Date: May 12, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/12/15) What
    Collapse (5/28/15) Hot Topics in HIPAA

    It seems like every week there is an increase in the number and severity of patient information breaches and greater concern surrounding HIPAA compliance. This final webinar in the three-part series will examine the current hot topics surrounding HIPAA including what is HIPAA compliance and how to remain compliant, who is a covered entity vs. a business associate, and much, much more.

     

    ***Are you a HealthCenterComplaince.com subscriber?  If so, contact healthcentercompliance@ftlf.com for a discount on this webinar!

    Formats Available: On-Demand Webinar
    Original Program Date: May 28, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/28/15) Hot Topics in HIPAA
    Collapse Bundled HIPAA Webinar Series - June 2015
    Did you miss FTLF's three-part HIPAA webinar series?  Now is your chance to view all the following three webinars at your convenience at a discounted price:
    • Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information?
    • Hot Topics in HIPAA
    • What's Trending: Enforcement Actions and HIPAA Audits

    A perfect compliment to your staff training and staff meetings!

    COST: $450 for all three sessions

    Click here to register!

    Original Program Date: June 12, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Bundled HIPAA Webinar Series - June 2015
    Collapse (5/14/13) Negotiating Contracts with Managed Care Organizations
    As a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid programs will turn to managed care to controls costs as Medicaid eligibility expands.  Previously uninsured patients are likely to purchase subsidized coverage from managed care organizations (MCOs) operating in the State health benefit exchanges.  To participate in this new environment, grantees should consider participating in managed care networks.  This session will provide grantees with information on the different types of managed care, the key provisions in managed care contracts, and strategies for negotiating contracts with MCOs.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify the various types and models of managed care;
    • Understand the meaning of key provisions in managed care contracts; and
    • Learn how to negotiate with MCOs for fair payment.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Management Staff, senior management, and fiscal staff, but all are welcome.

    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 14, 2013
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/14/13) Negotiating Contracts with Managed Care Organizations
    Collapse (2/24/15) Indirect Cost Rates: What are they and why you might want one?

    Indirect costs represent the expenses of doing business that are not readily identified with a particular grant, contract, project function or activity, but are necessary for the general operation of the organization. These administrative overhead or “indirect” costs are often what keeps the organization operating smoothly and efficiently, but are not tied to any one individual. Examples of indirect costs include:

    • Administrative staff: the Executive Director, Finance Director, Human Resources, the receptionist;
    • Office space used by those staff, including costs of rent and utilities;
    • Equipment and services used by everyone: copiers, phone systems, janitorial service, IT support; and
    • Board expenses.

    Therefore, the federal government has a standardized, and fairly complex, method of determining your indirect costs, which results in a negotiated Indirect Cost Rate. This webinar will address why an indirect cost rate is important, how it is calculated, and what can be included in an organization’s indirect cost rate.

    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: February 24, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/24/15) Indirect Cost Rates: What are they and why you might want one?
    Collapse (2/5/15) Supercircular Final Interim Rule: What does this mean for you?

    On December 19, 2014, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) along with all federal award-making agencies published the implementing regulations for the Supercircular (aka Omnicircular) in the Federal Register as a Joint Interim Final Rule.  (Vol. 79 No. 244).  The Supercircular/Omnicircular “Uniform Guidance” makes large scale changes to grants administration rules, cost principles, and audits of Federal awards.

    This timely webinar will address what is contained in the final interim rule and what this means for your organization especially in the areas of:

    • Procurement;
    • Time and Effort Reporting;
    • Indirect Costs Rates; and
    • MUCH, MUCH MORE!
    Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: February 05, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (2/5/15) Supercircular Final Interim Rule: What does this mean for you?
    Collapse (4/29/15) Time and Effort Reporting: It is still important!

    Time and Effort Reporting refers to charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants  and must reflect the actual work performed. The new Supercicrular addresses in detail time and effort reporting, requiring some organizations to create new controls, while for others it may be an easier means to document the time and effort for their respective employees who work on, and are paid from, federal grants.

    During this session, we will discuss the specific changes to the effort certification requirements and provide you with best practices for time and effort reporting.

    At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Identify requirements for Time and Effort Reporting, including the 4 necessary elements for time sheets; and
    • Learn about potential cutting-edge changes from the Supercircular.

    We'll also include a sample timesheet that we recommend using.

    Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.

    This webinar is co-sponsored by NACHC.

    Formats Available: Non-Member On-Demand, NACHC Member Live Webinar, NACHC Member Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
    Original Program Date: April 29, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/29/15) Time and Effort Reporting: It is still important!
    Collapse (9/30/15) Risk Areas for the Supercircular: Are you in compliance?

    Federal grantees have numerous rules to follow when it comes to the strings that attach to their funding streams.  Getting these wrong can have serious and costly consequences.  Staying in compliance with all of the applicable rules and regulations, however, can be daunting, and the new Supercircular has only made the task even more difficult for federal grantees. From changes relating to time and effort reporting to indirect cost rates and cost allocations and everything between federal  grantees are required to incorporate all of the new requirements into their existing business practices and related policies and procedures.  Accomplishing all of this correctly can be a big task, and before you get too far, now is a good time to conduct your own self-audit to make sure that you have implemented the new requirements correctly.  Being proactive is essential in order to minimize of possibility of potential delays and interruptions to program funding, and  periodic federal grants  self audits can help to minimize this possibility by helping to keep you in compliance.  

     

    Are you a HealthCenterCompliance.com Premium subscriber? If so, contact HealthCenterCompliance@FTLF.com to find out how to register for this webinar for FREE!

    Formats Available: On-demand Webinar, Live Webinar + Recording
    Original Program Date: September 30, 2015
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (9/30/15) Risk Areas for the Supercircular: Are you in compliance?
    Face-to-Face Events
    Collapse  (March 14 & 15, 2017) De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements - Dallas, TX

     

    Dallas, TX

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8 am - 5 pm

    Wednesday, March 15, 2016 - 8 am - 3 pm 

    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to complete the registration form for the attendee NOT the person completing the form.  Each attendee will need to complete the form separately.

    Over the last few years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers’ compliance with the nineteen (19) key health center program requirements – both on paper as well as in practice. .

    • Does your Scope of Project accurately identify the services provided and their mode of delivery?
    • Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions? 
    • Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
    • Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access? 
    • Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements? 

    With the release of the draft Compliance Manual, HRSA’s focus on compliance with requirements continues to strengthen.  Coupled with the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements. 

    Join Marcie Zakheim from FTLF and Warren Brodine, trusted health center advisor, for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the substance and implementation of the 19 program requirements, as well as the OSV review process, and identify key hotspots (both old and new) that cause concerns from OSV reviewers. 

    Participants will explore current trends and patterns that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance and receive “tips” from our speakers.  Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must attend workshop!

    Presenters:

    Marcie Zakheim, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Warren Brodine, W.J. Brodine & Co. 

    Length of the Training:
    2 Days - 8 am to 5 pm on Day 1, and 8 am to 3:00 pm on Day 2.

    Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on both days. 

    The end time for each day is subject to change.

    Agenda:
    Specific agenda will be available here at a later date.

    Cost for this 2 Day Training:
    Early bird rate (until February 17): $745

    Regular registration (after February 17): $795 per person 

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (February 28, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order may be cancelled and you may be denied entrance to the training. 


    Location and Hotel Accommodations:

    The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
    200 Main Street
    Fort Worth, TX, 76102

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $169 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 468-3571 and mention FTLF.  The discounted rate expires February 20, 2017.  Click here to make your reservations online.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:
    All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    All cancellations prior to February 14, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between February 15 and March 3, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after March 3, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Formats Available: Early Bird
    Original Program Date: March 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS  (March 14 & 15, 2017) De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements - Dallas, TX
    Collapse (February 28 and March 1, 2017) An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act - Tempe, AZ

    February 28 & March 1, 2017

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017- 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

    Operating a health center within the confines of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has never been more challenging. The myriad of requirements, involvement of various agencies, coupled with increased accountability and responsibility can make providing health care services to your patients a risky proposition. This training provides information from trusted and experienced health center attorneys, Marty Bree and Matthew Freedus, who for years have provided advice and counsel on the day-to-day issues which arise around FTCA at health centers. It will also provide needed opportunities for you to share ideas and best practices with your colleagues from across the country.

    Description of Training Content:
    In this live, hands-on training, we'll discuss the biggest risks in FTCA coverage for health centers - from risks related to their applications and participation (either deeming or redeeming) in the FTCA program to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. This training will cover the most up-to-date FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

    Topics we will cover include:

    • Deeming and Redeeming Applications - FTCA coverage is contingent on approval of an annual deeming application by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). For many health centers, these deeming application requirements have become increasingly more challenging to meet. From credentialing and privileging to referral tracking, HRSA deeming requirements can be complicated and confusing. It is essential for health centers to understand these deeming requirements so that they can get them right.
    • Site Visits - HRSA has begun conducting random FTCA site visits to both initial applicants and deemed grantees. According to the 2015 deeming PAL, if a site visit results in a finding of a lack of implementation of the FTCA program requirements, it may be grounds for a negative deeming determination-- leaving the health center without malpractice coverage. During these two and one-half day site visits, HRSA reviews implementation of health center programs related to risk management, QI/QA activities and the health center’s credentialing and privileging program. We will discuss how to prepare for and be successful in these FTCA site visits. We will also discuss common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited.
    • Principles of Coverage - Once deemed, a health center must operate within the confines of the FTCA program requirements to ensure that its activities are covered. In most cases, only services provided to a health center patient within the scope of project of the health center and the scope of employment of the provider are covered by FTCA. If any of these elements is missing, the health center could be jeopardizing its FTCA coverage. We will review the principles of FTCA coverage and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center.
    • FTCA Claims Process - After a claim has been filed against your health center, you must take certain deliberate steps to access coverage under the FTCA. Health centers that do not go through these required steps may be putting their FTCA coverage at risk. We will discuss best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center.
    • Gap Insurance - Do you need Gap Insurance? How do you know? In this session we will discuss the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision.
    • FTCA Case Law - Since the inception of the FTCA Program the courts have made significant rulings that affect health centers' FTCA protection. This session will review the history of these decisions and explain the impact on the health center.

    Presenters:
    Martin J. Bree, Esq., Of Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
    Matthew S. Freedus, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective. FTLF has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. Molly Evans combines her current work on the FTCA program at FTLF with significant experience as in-house counsel for a large health center. Together, Marty Bree and Molly Evans have advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers. Matthew Freedus has litigated on behalf of health centers, and NACHC, on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers. 

    Length of the Training:
    1.5 Days - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on February 28, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on March 1.

    Continental breakfast will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on day one. 

    The end time for each day is subject to change.

    Agenda:
    Specific agenda will be distributed to attendees prior to the training.

    Target Audience:
    Specifically targeted for executive staff, clinical leadership and human resources staff, but all are welcome.

    Cost for this 1.5-Day Training:
    Early bird rate (until February 10): $645

    Regular registration (after February 10): $695 per person 

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (February 14, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

    Location and Hotel Accommodations:
    Tempe Mission Palms and Conference Center
    60 E 5th St
    Tempe, AZ 85281

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $189 per night. To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 547-8705 and mention FTLF.  The discounted rate expires February 3, 2017.

    Click here to make reservations online.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:
    All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    All cancellations prior to January 27, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between January 28, 2017 and February 15, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after February 16, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Formats Available: Regular Registration (After February 10)
    Original Program Date: February 28, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (February 28 and March 1, 2017) An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act - Tempe, AZ
    Collapse (March 9 & 10, 2017) NACHC Corporate Compliance 2-Day Training - San Francisco, CA

    SFCCC will be hosting The NACHC Corporate Compliance 2-Day Training.  This training has been specifically designed to assist health centers in implementing appropriate corporate compliance programs that focus on their highest risk areas.  The training is presented by attorneys from Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, who have developed the curriculum in conjunction with the National Association of Community Health Centers.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Health Center CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, Board Members, Compliance Officers, QA Directors, Site Directors.

    Space is limited – so do not delay in registering!

    Click here to register!

    Original Program Date: March 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (March 9 & 10, 2017) NACHC Corporate Compliance 2-Day Training - San Francisco, CA
    Collapse (May 2 & 3, 2017) De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements - San Diego, CA

    May 2 & 3, 2017

    San Diego, CA

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 8 am - 5 pm

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8 am - 12:30 pm

    PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to complete the registration form for the attendee NOT the person completing the form.  Each attendee will need to complete the form separately.

    Over the last few years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers’ compliance with the nineteen (19) key health center program requirements – both on paper as well as in practice. .

    • Does your Scope of Project accurately identify the services provided and their mode of delivery?
    • Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions? 
    • Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
    • Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access? 
    • Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements? 

    With the release of the draft Compliance Manual, HRSA’s focus on compliance with requirements continues to strengthen.  Coupled with the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements. 

    Join Marcie Zakheim from FTLF and Warren Brodine, trusted health center advisor, for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the substance and implementation of the 19 program requirements, as well as the OSV review process, and identify key hotspots (both old and new) that cause concerns from OSV reviewers. 

    Participants will explore current trends and patterns that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance and receive “tips” from our speakers.  Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must attend workshop!

    Presenters:

    Marcie Zakheim, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Warren Brodine, W.J. Brodine & Co. 

    Length of the Training:

    1.5 Days - 8 am to 5 pm on May 2, and 8 am to 12:30 pm on May 3.
    The end time for each day is subject to change.

    Agenda:
    Specific agenda will be available here at a later date.

    Cost for this 2 Day Training:
    Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person

    Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 

    FTLF is hosting the FTCA training directly following this training on the afternoon of May 3 and all day May 4.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

    Location and Hotel Accommodations:
    San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
    8757 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego, CA 92108

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:
    All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Formats Available: Regular registration (after April 7)
    Original Program Date: May 02, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (May 2 & 3, 2017) De-Mystifying the 19 Program Requirements - San Diego, CA
    Collapse (May 3 & 4, 2017) An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act - San Diego, CA

    May 3 & 4, 2017

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 5 pm

    Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8 am - 5 pm 

    PLEASE NOTE: Day one does not start until 1 pm, with registration beginning at noon.

    Operating a health center within the confines of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has never been more challenging. The myriad of requirements, involvement of various agencies, coupled with increased accountability and responsibility can make providing health care services to your patients a risky proposition. This training provides information from trusted and experienced health center attorneys, Marty Bree and Matthew Freedus, who for years have provided advice and counsel on the day-to-day issues which arise around FTCA at health centers. It will also provide needed opportunities for you to share ideas and best practices with your colleagues from across the country.

    Description of Training Content:
    In this live, hands-on training, we'll discuss the biggest risks in FTCA coverage for health centers - from risks related to their applications and participation (either deeming or redeeming) in the FTCA program to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. This training will cover the most up-to-date FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

    Topics we will cover include:

    • Deeming and Redeeming Applications - FTCA coverage is contingent on approval of an annual deeming application by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). For many health centers, these deeming application requirements have become increasingly more challenging to meet. From credentialing and privileging to referral tracking, HRSA deeming requirements can be complicated and confusing. It is essential for health centers to understand these deeming requirements so that they can get them right.
    • Site Visits - HRSA has begun conducting random FTCA site visits to both initial applicants and deemed grantees. According to the 2015 deeming PAL, if a site visit results in a finding of a lack of implementation of the FTCA program requirements, it may be grounds for a negative deeming determination-- leaving the health center without malpractice coverage. During these two and one-half day site visits, HRSA reviews implementation of health center programs related to risk management, QI/QA activities and the health center’s credentialing and privileging program. We will discuss how to prepare for and be successful in these FTCA site visits. We will also discuss common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited.
    • Principles of Coverage - Once deemed, a health center must operate within the confines of the FTCA program requirements to ensure that its activities are covered. In most cases, only services provided to a health center patient within the scope of project of the health center and the scope of employment of the provider are covered by FTCA. If any of these elements is missing, the health center could be jeopardizing its FTCA coverage. We will review the principles of FTCA coverage and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center.
    • FTCA Claims Process - After a claim has been filed against your health center, you must take certain deliberate steps to access coverage under the FTCA. Health centers that do not go through these required steps may be putting their FTCA coverage at risk. We will discuss best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center.
    • Gap Insurance - Do you need Gap Insurance? How do you know? In this session we will discuss the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision.
    • FTCA Case Law - Since the inception of the FTCA Program the courts have made significant rulings that affect health centers' FTCA protection. This session will review the history of these decisions and explain the impact on the health center.

    Presenters:
    Martin J. Bree, Esq., Of Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
    Matthew S. Freedus, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective. FTLF has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. Molly Evans combines her current work on the FTCA program at FTLF with significant experience as in-house counsel for a large health center. Together, Marty Bree and Molly Evans have advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers. Matthew Freedus has litigated on behalf of health centers, and NACHC, on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers. 

    Length of the Training:
    1.5 Days - 1 pm - 5 pm on May 3 and 8 am - 5 pm on May 4. 

    Continental breakfast will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on day two. 

    The end time for each day is subject to change.

    Agenda:
    Specific agenda will be distributed to attendees prior to the training.

    Target Audience:
    Specifically targeted for executive staff, clinical leadership and human resources staff, but all are welcome.

    Cost for this 2 Day Training:

    Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person

    Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 

    FTLF is hosting the Program Requirements Training directly prior to the FTCA this training on May 2 and the morning of May 3.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

    Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 18, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

    Location and Hotel Accommodations:
    San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
    8757 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego, CA 92108

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.

    Cancellation Policy for this Event:
    All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

    All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

    To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

    Formats Available: Early Bird Registration (Before April 7)
    Original Program Date: May 03, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (May 3 & 4, 2017) An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act - San Diego, CA