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 Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Universal Health Services vs. Escobar that upheld the theory of implied false certification under the False Claims Act (FCA).  Under that theory, non-compliance with applicable legal requirements can render claims false because the claims imply certification of compliance with material relevant statutes, regulations or contract requirements.  The decision expands the risk of liability under the FCA because compliance with regulatory requirements become conditions of payment.  Health centers are most at risk when a claim makes specific representations about the goods or services (such as the proper licensure of employees or the health center) because the health center’s failure to disclose noncompliance makes those representations misleading half-truths.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Supreme Court decision, provide examples of the types of cases in which this theory has been successfully applied, and identify specific licensing and certification requirements applicable to health centers that could form the basis for FCA liability under the theory of implied false certification. 

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: June 07, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Federal Interest - The Government

    In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP, will discuss the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds.  David will discuss the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property.  In addition, David will discuss the related requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of real and personal property, as well as approaches to federal interest by different federal agencies when real and personal property are offered by recipients to satisfy cost sharing requirements.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    (1) Understand the concept of “federal interest.”

    (2) Understand the use, management, and disposition requirements applicable to real and personal property acquired with federal grant funds.

    (3) Identify “federal interest” issues that may arise when offering real and personal property to satisfy cost sharing requirements.

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.  CPEs are only available for live webinar.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
    • Advanced Preparation: None   
    • Target Audience:
      • CEOs/ Directors
      • Fiscal Staff
      • Compliance Directors
      • Other grants management staff

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: June 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Federal Interest - The Government
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Cost Fundamentals - The Cost-Reimbursement System, "Allowability" & Applicable Credits

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, will discuss cost fundamentals as they pertain to the expenditure of funds by federal grant recipients.  David will discuss the “allowable cost” framework applicable to grant-funded expenditures, including both the basic threshold requirements for all allowable costs, and the concepts behind the more specific restriction applied to certain expenditures under the federal cost principles “selected items of cost.” He will also discuss the importance of allowability regarding expenditures made with program income, as well as the extent to which the government may have an interest in certain amounts obtained through refunds, rebates, and other returns as “applicable credits.” 

    At this webinar participants will:

    • Understand cost fundamentals as they pertain to the expenditure of funds by federal grant recipients
    • Identify what is and is not an allowable cost
    • Understand cost principles

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.  CPEs are only available for live webinar.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
    • Advanced Preparation: None   
    • Target Audience:
      • CEOs/ Directors
      • Fiscal Staff
      • Compliance Directors
      • Other grants management staff

     

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Cost Fundamentals - The Cost-Reimbursement System, "Allowability" & Applicable Credits
    Collapse Federal Grants Management for Health Centers

    With the release of the Uniform Guidance (UG) in December 2014, there have been significant modifications to the rules that govern how federal grantees administer and manage their federal grants, including changes that affect health centers.  While health centers often narrowly focus on remaining compliant with the 19 Health Center Program Requirements, they can  overlook the importance of compliance with the federal grants requirements. This oversight can be detrimental to the health center’s bottom line!

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Uniform Guidance and key federal grants issues that health centers must comply with, including procurement requirements, federal interest, time and effort reporting, and indirect cost rates.

    During this webinar participants will:

    • Understand the implications of the Uniform Guidance on the fiscal administration of their health center;
    • Learn about key federal grants management issues that health centers must comply with; and 
    • Discuss implications of the new administration’s policies.

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Specifically targeted for Health Center Executive Staff, fiscal officers, compliance officers and board members, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: Basic     
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

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

     

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: July 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Grants Management for Health Centers
    Collapse Communication with Patients with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: Compliance Requirements Under Section 1557 of the ACA

    As the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 builds upon long-standing federal civil rights laws and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in health programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Section 1557 applies nondiscrimination provisions from several federal civil right laws to health programs or activities that receive funding from or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.   Key provisions include:

    • Providing language assistance services for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP);
    • Ensuring effective communication with individuals with disabilities;
    • Establishing grievance procedures and designating an employee as compliance coordinator; and,
    • Informing individuals about nondiscrimination and accessibility requirements.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements and the impact on health center operations as well as tips and tools for 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: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: August 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Communication with Patients with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: Compliance Requirements Under Section 1557 of the ACA
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Indirect Cost & Cost Rates: How to Identify & Allocate G&A and Overhead Costs

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: August 17, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Indirect Cost & Cost Rates: How to Identify & Allocate G&A and Overhead Costs
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Subrecipient Relationships & Pass-Through Entity Responsibilities

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    A pass-through entity has significant responsibilities to ensure that not only its own federal awards are in compliance, but also that its Subrecipients are in compliance with all applicable regulations, including the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Uniform Guidance and program-specific statutes and regulations. The Uniform Guidance prescribes a number of important requirements for making, managing, and closing out subawards, as well as subrecipient monitoring.  During this webinar, L’Kel Little of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP will discuss:

    • The differences between subawards and contracts under grants;
    • The specific regulatory requirements that apply when making and managing subawards; and
    • Strategies for structuring successful subrecipient relationships. 
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: September 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Subrecipient Relationships & Pass-Through Entity Responsibilities
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    Collapse (3/9/17) 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

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/9/17) Cultivating Your 340B Program
    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 (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 (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 (3/9/17) 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

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/9/17) Cultivating Your 340B Program
    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 (5/4/17) The Board

    The Board’s 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 Affordable Care Act, health centers will be required to implement corporate compliance programs as a condition of enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. 

    This webinar 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”.  

    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: May 04, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/4/17) The Board
    Collapse (5/9/17) CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Webinar

    Hosted by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) and Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN)

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited final rule establishing emergency preparedness requirements for 17 healthcare providers and suppliers participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs, which specifically includes Federally Qualified health centers.  The rule establishes consistent emergency preparedness requirements across provider types. The rule went into effect on November 16, 2016, and Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers, including health centers, must comply by November 17, 2017.

    The new rule is far-reaching and requires providers to conduct annual risk assessments and develop emergency plans. In addition, providers must develop and implement policies and procedures to successfully execute their emergency plans, while addressing risks identified during their most recent assessment phase.  Providers must also establish a communications plan to communicate and coordinate patient care within and outside their facilities during an emergency. Finally, providers must demonstrate ongoing training and testing of their emergency management programs, including conducting exercises.

    Join FTLF Partner Molly Evans and Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN)’s Lead Liaison Alexander Lipovtsev for our webinar on May 9 as they discuss the four core elements included in the new rule and the implications for health centers: 

    • Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning
    • Communications Plan 
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Training and Testing Program 

    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, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 09, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/9/17) CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Webinar
    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 Communication with Patients with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: Compliance Requirements Under Section 1557 of the ACA

    As the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act, Section 1557 builds upon long-standing federal civil rights laws and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in health programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Section 1557 applies nondiscrimination provisions from several federal civil right laws to health programs or activities that receive funding from or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.   Key provisions include:

    • Providing language assistance services for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP);
    • Ensuring effective communication with individuals with disabilities;
    • Establishing grievance procedures and designating an employee as compliance coordinator; and,
    • Informing individuals about nondiscrimination and accessibility requirements.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements and the impact on health center operations as well as tips and tools for 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: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar, Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: August 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Communication with Patients with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: Compliance Requirements Under Section 1557 of the ACA
    Collapse Federal Grants Management for Health Centers

    With the release of the Uniform Guidance (UG) in December 2014, there have been significant modifications to the rules that govern how federal grantees administer and manage their federal grants, including changes that affect health centers.  While health centers often narrowly focus on remaining compliant with the 19 Health Center Program Requirements, they can  overlook the importance of compliance with the federal grants requirements. This oversight can be detrimental to the health center’s bottom line!

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Uniform Guidance and key federal grants issues that health centers must comply with, including procurement requirements, federal interest, time and effort reporting, and indirect cost rates.

    During this webinar participants will:

    • Understand the implications of the Uniform Guidance on the fiscal administration of their health center;
    • Learn about key federal grants management issues that health centers must comply with; and 
    • Discuss implications of the new administration’s policies.

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Specifically targeted for Health Center Executive Staff, fiscal officers, compliance officers and board members, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: Basic     
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

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

     

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: July 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Grants Management for Health Centers
    Collapse Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act

    Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Universal Health Services vs. Escobar that upheld the theory of implied false certification under the False Claims Act (FCA).  Under that theory, non-compliance with applicable legal requirements can render claims false because the claims imply certification of compliance with material relevant statutes, regulations or contract requirements.  The decision expands the risk of liability under the FCA because compliance with regulatory requirements become conditions of payment.  Health centers are most at risk when a claim makes specific representations about the goods or services (such as the proper licensure of employees or the health center) because the health center’s failure to disclose noncompliance makes those representations misleading half-truths.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Supreme Court decision, provide examples of the types of cases in which this theory has been successfully applied, and identify specific licensing and certification requirements applicable to health centers that could form the basis for FCA liability under the theory of implied false certification. 

    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: June 07, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act
    Collapse (5/10/17) Federal Funding Academy: Procurement

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    The “procurement standards” of the Uniform Guidance set forth certain procedures with which recipients of grants and cooperative agreements must comply when contracting for property and services. During this webinar L’Kel Little of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP will discuss the various requirements applicable to purchases above and below the $3,500 and $150,000 thresholds set forth in the Uniform Guidance.  In particular, L’Kel will address the requirements for obtaining competition, the rules applicable to sole source procurements, and ways to efficiently operationalize these requirements in day to day procurement activities.

     

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: May 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/10/17) Federal Funding Academy: Procurement
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Cost Fundamentals - The Cost-Reimbursement System, "Allowability" & Applicable Credits

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, will discuss cost fundamentals as they pertain to the expenditure of funds by federal grant recipients.  David will discuss the “allowable cost” framework applicable to grant-funded expenditures, including both the basic threshold requirements for all allowable costs, and the concepts behind the more specific restriction applied to certain expenditures under the federal cost principles “selected items of cost.” He will also discuss the importance of allowability regarding expenditures made with program income, as well as the extent to which the government may have an interest in certain amounts obtained through refunds, rebates, and other returns as “applicable credits.” 

    At this webinar participants will:

    • Understand cost fundamentals as they pertain to the expenditure of funds by federal grant recipients
    • Identify what is and is not an allowable cost
    • Understand cost principles

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.  CPEs are only available for live webinar.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
    • Advanced Preparation: None   
    • Target Audience:
      • CEOs/ Directors
      • Fiscal Staff
      • Compliance Directors
      • Other grants management staff

     

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Cost Fundamentals - The Cost-Reimbursement System, "Allowability" & Applicable Credits
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Federal Interest - The Government

    In this webinar, David Bender of the law firm of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP, will discuss the federal government’s interest in the real and personal property that grant and cooperative agreement recipients acquire and improve with federal funds.  David will discuss the concept of “federal interest,” including what it is, how it is created, and its implications on recipients’ property.  In addition, David will discuss the related requirements under the Uniform Guidance pertaining to use, management, and disposition of real and personal property, as well as approaches to federal interest by different federal agencies when real and personal property are offered by recipients to satisfy cost sharing requirements.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    (1) Understand the concept of “federal interest.”

    (2) Understand the use, management, and disposition requirements applicable to real and personal property acquired with federal grant funds.

    (3) Identify “federal interest” issues that may arise when offering real and personal property to satisfy cost sharing requirements.

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.  CPEs are only available for live webinar.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
    • Advanced Preparation: None   
    • Target Audience:
      • CEOs/ Directors
      • Fiscal Staff
      • Compliance Directors
      • Other grants management staff

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: June 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Federal Interest - The Government
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Indirect Cost & Cost Rates: How to Identify & Allocate G&A and Overhead Costs

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: August 17, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Indirect Cost & Cost Rates: How to Identify & Allocate G&A and Overhead Costs
    Collapse Federal Funding Academy: Subrecipient Relationships & Pass-Through Entity Responsibilities

    This webinar is part of the FTLF's Federal Funding Academy.

    A pass-through entity has significant responsibilities to ensure that not only its own federal awards are in compliance, but also that its Subrecipients are in compliance with all applicable regulations, including the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) Uniform Guidance and program-specific statutes and regulations. The Uniform Guidance prescribes a number of important requirements for making, managing, and closing out subawards, as well as subrecipient monitoring.  During this webinar, L’Kel Little of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP will discuss:

    • The differences between subawards and contracts under grants;
    • The specific regulatory requirements that apply when making and managing subawards; and
    • Strategies for structuring successful subrecipient relationships. 
    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: September 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Funding Academy: Subrecipient Relationships & Pass-Through Entity Responsibilities
    Collapse Federal Grants Management for Health Centers

    With the release of the Uniform Guidance (UG) in December 2014, there have been significant modifications to the rules that govern how federal grantees administer and manage their federal grants, including changes that affect health centers.  While health centers often narrowly focus on remaining compliant with the 19 Health Center Program Requirements, they can  overlook the importance of compliance with the federal grants requirements. This oversight can be detrimental to the health center’s bottom line!

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Uniform Guidance and key federal grants issues that health centers must comply with, including procurement requirements, federal interest, time and effort reporting, and indirect cost rates.

    During this webinar participants will:

    • Understand the implications of the Uniform Guidance on the fiscal administration of their health center;
    • Learn about key federal grants management issues that health centers must comply with; and 
    • Discuss implications of the new administration’s policies.

    Webinar participants can earn up to 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

    Additional Information

    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Specifically targeted for Health Center Executive Staff, fiscal officers, compliance officers and board members, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: Basic     
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

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

     

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Live Webinar , Live Webinar and Recording
    Original Program Date: July 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Federal Grants Management for Health Centers
    Collapse Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act

    Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Universal Health Services vs. Escobar that upheld the theory of implied false certification under the False Claims Act (FCA).  Under that theory, non-compliance with applicable legal requirements can render claims false because the claims imply certification of compliance with material relevant statutes, regulations or contract requirements.  The decision expands the risk of liability under the FCA because compliance with regulatory requirements become conditions of payment.  Health centers are most at risk when a claim makes specific representations about the goods or services (such as the proper licensure of employees or the health center) because the health center’s failure to disclose noncompliance makes those representations misleading half-truths.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Supreme Court decision, provide examples of the types of cases in which this theory has been successfully applied, and identify specific licensing and certification requirements applicable to health centers that could form the basis for FCA liability under the theory of implied false certification. 

    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: June 07, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Implied False Certification: How Non-Compliance with Licensure and Certification Requirements May Constitute a Violation under the False Claims Act
    Collapse FTCA For Board Members

    Through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), eligible health centers may be granted medical malpractice liability protection with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer. To receive coverage, grantees must submit an initial deeming application to the Bureau of Primary Health Care and meet the requirements to attain deemed status and must be redeemed on an annual basis to continue coverage. A deemed health center’s employees are considered federal employees and are immune from lawsuits for medical malpractice. A patient who alleges acts of medical malpractice by a deemed health center cannot sue the health center or the providers directly, but rather must file the claim against the United States Government.

    But what is the role of the health center’s Board of Directors in the FTCA deeming application and redeeming application process?  What are the Board’s requirements in the management of the FTCA program and what are HRSA/ BPHC expectations of the Board?   This webinar is designed for health center board members who want to expand their knowledge of this critical health center program and will specifically address the Board’s role in management of the health center’s FTCA program.  For health center staff who work with the Board, this webinar will provide practical tips and examples on how to increase the Board’s involvement and engagement. 

    Please note: this webinar is 60 minutes.

    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, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: April 12, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS FTCA For Board Members
    Collapse Specific Strategies for Submitting your FTCA Redeeming Application

    The CY2018 PAL has finally been released and it is very different from previous years.  Not only does it have an increased emphasis on risk management and the documentation and Board requirements are reduced.  Applications cannot be submitted until June 23, 2017, and must be submitted by July 24, 2017.

    Join FTLF as we not only walk through the new PAL, but also provide your health center with specific strategies for submitting the FTCA redeeming application.  In addition, hear lessons learned from rejected applications.

    Whether this is your first time submitting a deeming application or your 20th, this webinar is invaluable to having a successful application! 

    *This webinar is free for HCC.com Premium subscribers and May 2017 San Diego FTCA training attendees.

    Formats Available: Recorded Webinar, Webinar, Live webinar and Recording, Additional Line
    Original Program Date: May 23, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Specific Strategies for Submitting your FTCA Redeeming Application
    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 (4/27/17) Time and Effort Reporting for Health Centers

    Employee salaries or labor is often the highest cost grantee organizations charge to their Federal grants and cooperative agreements and a common audit disallowance when it is done incorrectly. Grantees need to know what the requirements are for time and effort reporting and how the Uniform Guidance (UG or Supercircular) has changed these requirements.   Time & effort rules no longer require rigid requirements for six-month certifications and monthly personnel activity reports, but at the same time, the rules require that grant and non-grant time does not exceed 100 percent — difficult when there are not enough hours in the day.

    Consequently, time and effort is often misused and misreported. This leads to the need for strong internal controls for the reporting of salaries and wages to ensure that the payroll charged to various grants AND non-grants meet the required thresholds. While the previous standards were more prescriptive in the documentation requirements, the new standards provide more flexibility requiring that nonfederal entities update their internal policies and procedures to define the process. Failure to keep accurate time & effort records can lead to questioned and disallowed costs.

    This comprehensive webinar will provide best practices for health centers on time and effort reporting and templates that you can implement immediately!

    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: April 27, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • FTLF: 1 hour General Credits

  • FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/27/17) Time and Effort Reporting for Health Centers
    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 (August 2 & 3, 2017) Federal Funding Academy - Columbus, OH

    Federal Funding Academy

    A two-day, comprehensive face-to-face training on federal grants
    August 2 & 3, 2017
    Columbus, OH

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (“FTLF”) has provided counsel and advice to federal grant recipients for over thirty years, aiding recipients in all manner of grant law matters, including but not limited to: operationalizing the federal grant requirements, drafting and implementing policies and procedures, structuring subaward relationships, navigating complex cost allocation matters, managing federal interest claims, and, of course, litigating and otherwise resolving disallowances and other enforcement actions.

    With the promulgation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”) FTLF has assisted its clients and others with a comprehensive training program designed to (i) reinforce and enhance grantee skills related to long existing requirements, and (ii) update those skills to adapt to changes.

    OVERVIEW

    This comprehensive two-day overview of the federal grants system, covers everything from the legal underpinnings of the system, through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.  Though structured as a an overview of the grants system, attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler dive deeply into the material, making it an ideal course for those with intermediate levels of expertise, while remaining suitable and highly effective for newcomers to federal grants. 

    FTLF’s federal grants training is unlike any other federal grants training available.  Not only is it taught by attorneys that have shaped the regulations, but Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler are accessible throughout the two days for discussions of advanced issues specific to your organization.  This accessibility makes the training an excellent opportunity for you and your whole grants management team to have your questions answered and directly apply what you are learning during the sessions.  

     

    At this training participants will:

    1. Review the changes affecting the grants administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards under the Uniform Guidance since implementation two years ago.
    2. Learn the requirements for financial systems
    3. Learn the constraints on program income, property, and procurement.Earn up to 14 CPEs
    4. Learn the requirements for reporting and record retention

    Conference participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

    VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

    Columbus Airport Marriott
    1375 N. Cassady Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43219

    FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 by July 11, 2017.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Two days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys that on a daily basis provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
    • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days
    • Access to FTLF’s Grants Management Toolkit
    • Three on-demand federal grants webinars*

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

    REGISTRATION

    • Early Bird Rate through June 9, 2017: $795
    • Regular Rate after June 9, 2017: $895
    • Onsite: $949

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

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

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

    All cancellation requests received after July 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.

    CPE-transparent

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Early Bird Registration (Before June 9)
    Original Program Date: August 02, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (August 2 & 3, 2017) Federal Funding Academy - Columbus, OH
    Collapse (July 12 & 13, 2017) CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared? - Tarrytown, NY

     CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared?

    July 12 & 13, 2017
    Tarrytown, NY

    Wednesday, July 12 – 8 am – 5 pm
    Thursday, July 13 – 8 am – 5 pm

    Hosted by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) and Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN).

    FTLF and PCEPN have partnered to provide a brand-new, interactive and engaging training for health centers on the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements that went into effect on November 16, 2016.  Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers, including health centers, must comply by November 17, 2017.

    The new rule is far-reaching and requires providers to conduct annual risk assessments and develop emergency plans. In addition, providers must develop and implement policies and procedures to successfully execute their emergency plans, while addressing risks identified during their most recent assessment phase.  Providers must also establish a communications plan to communicate and coordinate patient care within and outside their facilities during an emergency. Finally, providers must demonstrate ongoing training and testing of their emergency management programs, including conducting exercises.

    This two-day workshop will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the new rule, what it requires and how to successfully implement it in your health center.  Topics include:

    • Legal Requirements of Emergency Preparedness Program
    • Overview of the Elements of Your Emergency Preparedness Program
    • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
    • Coalition Concepts, Community Integration and Communication
    • Risk Reduction in Emergency Response (FTCA, 330, HIPAA and Volunteer Considerations)
    • Program Evaluation
    • Emergency Exercise Design & Evaluation

    Click here for a detailed agenda.

    This is not your typical workshop!!!  Plan to get out of your chairs, roll up your sleeves and prepare for any and all emergencies that your health center might encounter.

    Remember – you do not plan to fail, but rather fail to plan!

    Registration Fees*:

    Early bird rate (until May 26, 2017): $1,500

    Regular registration (after May 26, 2017): $1695

    CHCANYS Members: $1,200

    *Interested in sending 3 or more attendees?  Contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com for a group discount.

    Registration includes cooked to continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch.

    Please note: 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 (June 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:
    Westchester Marriott
    670 White Plains Rd
    Tarrytown, NY 10591

    FTLF has negotiated a discounted rate of $169 per night on sleeping rooms.  This rate is available until June 20. Call (800) 882-1042 and mention Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell to make your reservations. 

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

    All cancellations prior to June 12, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellations received between June 13, 2017 and June 28, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after June 28, 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 rate (until May 26, 2017)
    Original Program Date: July 12, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (July 12 & 13, 2017) CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared? - Tarrytown, NY
    Collapse (July 19 & 20, 2017) Health Center Compliance Programs Intensive : Fundamentals - Washington, DC

    Health Center Compliance Programs - Fundamentals

    July 19 & 20, 2017
    Washington, DC

    This two-day training is designed for health center compliance officers who are either new to their role or for health centers that are launching new compliance programs or initiatives.  The curriculum is focused on the seven elements of a compliance program, addressing implementation challenges and developing strategies to assess the compliance risks in your health center. 

    This training will include:

    • Educational sessions on each of the seven elements of a compliance program, including updates on recent guidance on compliance programs issued by the Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Justice;
    • Best practices on implementing a compliance program in a health centers with examples from a variety of health centers from across the country; and,
    • Resources such as FTLF’s compliance program work plan template with objectives and activities that can be modified to fit your health center, as well as compliance updates from the attorneys of FTLF. 


    Participants can expect to leave the training with a work plan that will help them to implement the seven elements of a compliance program in their health center and with strategies to assess and address substantive compliance risk areas.  Please note that this training is limited to 15 participants to allow for conversation, networking and one-on-one support from the trainers.

    VENUE 

    FTLF Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

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

    All cancellations prior to June 19, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between June 20, 2017 and July 1, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after July 1, 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
    Original Program Date: July 19, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (July 19 & 20, 2017) Health Center Compliance Programs Intensive : Fundamentals - Washington, DC
    Collapse (June 13, 2017) FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive - Washington, DC

    FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive*

    THIS SESSION IS FULL!  Click here to register for the just added June 14 session.

    June 13, 2017
    Washington, DC

    On May 3, 2017, HRSA issued a new Program Assistance Letter (PAL) for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage for Health Centers CY2018.   Click here to view the PAL in its entirety.  This year’s application is different from previous years in that:

    • It increases the emphasis on risk management;
    • Changes the required documentation;
    • Changes the Board requirements; and
    • Does not have a definitive deadline.

    This one day training is designed for health center staff responsible for completing the CY2018 deeming application.  The curriculum is focused on understanding the FTCA program, the changes to the deeming application and how to successfully complete the application.

    The training will include:

    • Educational sessions on the FTCA program and lessons learned from previous application cycles;
    • Best practices for completing the CY2018 application including review of each attendees previous applications and supporting materials and policies; 
    • Resources such as sample risk management, referral and HIPAA policies; and
    • One hour consultation with FTLF FTCA attorney following the training.

    Participants can expect to leave the training with strategies and an action plan that will help them complete their health center’s deeming application.  

    Please note that this training is limited to 15 participants to allow for conversation, networking and one-on-one support from the trainers.


    VENUE 

    FTLF Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036


    REGISTRATION COSTS

    Registration fees include:

    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
    • Sample policies and procedures (valued at over $1,000)
    • One hour follow-up technical assistance with an FTLF attorney/ organization (valued at over $500)

    First attendee from organization: $1,750

    Additional attendees from organization: $1250


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

    All cancellations prior to May 13, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between May 14, 2017 and June 6, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after June 6, 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.

    *Attendance at the training does not guarantee a successful deeming application.  

    Original Program Date: June 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (June 13, 2017) FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive - Washington, DC
    Collapse (June 14, 2017) FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive - Washington, DC

    FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive*

    June 14, 2017
    Washington, DC

    On May 3, 2017, HRSA issued a new Program Assistance Letter (PAL) for Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage for Health Centers CY2018.   Click here to view the PAL in its entirety.  This year’s application is different from previous years in that:

    • It increases the emphasis on risk management;
    • Changes the required documentation;
    • Changes the Board requirements; and
    • Does not have a definitive deadline.

    This one day training is designed for health center staff responsible for completing the CY2018 deeming application.  The curriculum is focused on understanding the FTCA program, the changes to the deeming application and how to successfully complete the application.

    The training will include:

    • Educational sessions on the FTCA program and lessons learned from previous application cycles;
    • Best practices for completing the CY2018 application including review of each attendees previous applications and supporting materials and policies; 
    • Resources such as sample risk management, referral and HIPAA policies; and
    • One hour consultation with FTLF FTCA attorney following the training.

    Participants can expect to leave the training with strategies and an action plan that will help them complete their health center’s deeming application.  

    Please note that this training is limited to 15 participants to allow for conversation, networking and one-on-one support from the trainers.


    VENUE 

    FTLF Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036


    REGISTRATION COSTS

    Registration fees include:

    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
    • Sample policies and procedures (valued at over $1,000)
    • One hour follow-up technical assistance with an FTLF attorney/ organization (valued at over $500)

    First attendee from organization: $1,750

    Additional attendees from organization: $1250


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

    All cancellations prior to May 13, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between May 14, 2017 and June 6, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after June 6, 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.

    *Attendance at the training does not guarantee a successful deeming application.  

    Formats Available: First attendee from organization:
    Original Program Date: June 14, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (June 14, 2017) FTCA Deeming Application for CY2018 Intensive - Washington, DC
    Collapse (June 21 & 22, 2017) CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared? - Las Vegas, NV

     CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared?

    June 21 & 22, 2017
    Las Vegas, NV

    Wednesday, June 21 – 8 am – 5 pm
    Thursday, June 22 – 8 am – 5 pm

    Hosted by Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) and Primary Care Emergency Preparedness Network (PCEPN).

    FTLF and PCEPN have partnered to provide a brand-new, interactive and engaging training for health centers on the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements that went into effect on November 16, 2016.  Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers, including health centers, must comply by November 17, 2017.

    The new rule is far-reaching and requires providers to conduct annual risk assessments and develop emergency plans. In addition, providers must develop and implement policies and procedures to successfully execute their emergency plans, while addressing risks identified during their most recent assessment phase.  Providers must also establish a communications plan to communicate and coordinate patient care within and outside their facilities during an emergency. Finally, providers must demonstrate ongoing training and testing of their emergency management programs, including conducting exercises.

    This two-day workshop will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the new rule, what it requires and how to successfully implement it in your health center.  Topics include:

    • Legal Requirements of Emergency Preparedness Program
    • Overview of the Elements of Your Emergency Preparedness Program
    • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
    • Coalition Concepts, Community Integration and Communication
    • Risk Reduction in Emergency Response (FTCA, 330, HIPAA and Volunteer Considerations)
    • Program Evaluation
    • Emergency Exercise Design & Evaluation

    Click here for a detailed agenda.

    This is not your typical workshop!!!  Plan to get out of your chairs, roll up your sleeves and prepare for any and all emergencies that your health center might encounter.

    Remember – you do not plan to fail, but rather fail to plan!

    Registration Fees*:

    Early bird rate (until May 5, 2017): $1,500

    Regular registration (after May 5, 2017): $1695

    *Interested in sending 3 or more attendees?  Contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com for a group discount.

    Registration includes cooked to continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch.

    Please note: 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 (June 7, 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:
    Renaissance Las Vegas
    3400 Paradise Rd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89169

    FTLF has negotiated a discounted rate of $119 per night on sleeping rooms.  This rate is available until May 30. Call (800) 750-0980 and mention Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell to make your reservations or click here to make your reservations online.

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

    All cancellations prior to May 21, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellations received between May 22, 2017 and June 7, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after June 7, 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 rate (until May 26, 2017)
    Original Program Date: June 21, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (June 21 & 22, 2017) CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and Health Centers: Are You Prepared? - Las Vegas, NV
    Collapse (October 11 & 12, 2017) Federal Funding Academy - Tampa, FL

    Federal Funding Academy

    A two-day, comprehensive face-to-face training on federal grants
    October 11 & 12, 2017
    Tampa, FL

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (“FTLF”) has provided counsel and advice to federal grant recipients for over thirty years, aiding recipients in all manner of grant law matters, including but not limited to: operationalizing the federal grant requirements, drafting and implementing policies and procedures, structuring subaward relationships, navigating complex cost allocation matters, managing federal interest claims, and, of course, litigating and otherwise resolving disallowances and other enforcement actions.

    With the promulgation of the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (“Uniform Guidance”) FTLF has assisted its clients and others with a comprehensive training program designed to (i) reinforce and enhance grantee skills related to long existing requirements, and (ii) update those skills to adapt to changes.

    OVERVIEW

    This comprehensive two-day overview of the federal grants system, covers everything from the legal underpinnings of the system, through procurement and subaward requirements, cost issues, and audit resolution.  Though structured as a an overview of the grants system, attorneys Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler dive deeply into the material, making it an ideal course for those with intermediate levels of expertise, while remaining suitable and highly effective for newcomers to federal grants. 

    FTLF’s federal grants training is unlike any other federal grants training available.  Not only is it taught by attorneys that have shaped the regulations, but Ted Waters and Scott Sheffler are accessible throughout the two days for discussions of advanced issues specific to your organization.  This accessibility makes the training an excellent opportunity for you and your whole grants management team to have your questions answered and directly apply what you are learning during the sessions.  

    At this training participants will:

    1. Review the changes affecting the grants administrative requirements, cost principles, and audit standards under the Uniform Guidance since implementation two years ago.
    2. Learn the requirements for financial systems
    3. Learn the constraints on program income, property, and procurement.
    4. Learn the requirements for reporting and record retention

    Conference participants can earn up to 14 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.Earn up to 14 CPEs

    VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

    Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
    4400 W. Cypress Street
    Tampa, FL 33607

    FTLF has negiotiated a discounted rate of $159 per night.  Please call the hotel directly at (800) 325-3535 by September 19, 2017 to receive the discounted rate.

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Two days of grants training led by FTLF attorneys that on a daily basis provide counsel and advice to federal grant recipients
    • Networking opportunities with peers from across the country
    • Breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days
    • Access to FTLF’s Grants Management Toolkit
    • Three on-demand federal grants webinars*

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Prerequisites: None 
    • Target Audience: Grant Professionals, including Grant Specialists, Grant Administrators, Grant Managers, Program Officers, Grant Officers, Auditors, but all are welcome.
    • Advanced Preparation: None  
    • Program Level: All
    • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

    REGISTRATION

    • Early Bird Rate through September 8, 2017: $795
    • Regular Rate after September 8, 2017: $895
    • Onsite: $949

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

    All cancellations prior to September 11, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between September 12, 2017 and September 27, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after September 27, 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.

    CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org.

    Formats Available: Early Bird Registration (Before September 8)
    Original Program Date: October 11, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (October 11 & 12, 2017) Federal Funding Academy - Tampa, FL
    Collapse (October 18 & 19, 2017) Health Center Compliance Programs Intensive : Advanced Concepts - Washington, DC

    Health Center Compliance Programs - Advanced

    October 18 & 19, 2017
    Washington, DC

    Designed to support and strengthen the skills of health center compliance officers, this new two-day training is designed for experienced compliance officers.  Attendees should be familiar with the seven elements of a compliance program and have some experience in health center compliance risk areas. Attendees of the July Intensive Training are welcome to return! The curriculum includes updates on compliance risk areas and enforcement actions (Section 330, reimbursement, federal grants management, FTCA, HIPAA), as well as training to help develop the skills necessary to be an effective compliance officer (assessing risks, investigating issues, addressing ethical concerns). 

    This training will include:

    • Educational sessions on substantive compliance risk areas and recent enforcement actions;
    • A discussion session on common challenges facing health center compliance officers when implementing a compliance program and responding to compliance risks, (moderated by FTLF’s Compliance Counsel, a former health center compliance officer); and,
    • A case study built upon compliance risks identified by participants prior to the training.  The case study will provide participants with an opportunity to enhance their skills, learn best practices and share their experiences.

    Please note that this training is limited to 15 participants to allow for conversation, networking and one-on-one support from the trainers.

    VENUE 

    FTLF Offices
    1129 20th St. NW, Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20036

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

    All cancellations prior to September 18, 2017, will receive a full refund.

    All cancellation requests received between September 19, 2017 and October 2, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

    All cancellation requests received after October 2, 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
    Original Program Date: October 18, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
    FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (October 18 & 19, 2017) Health Center Compliance Programs Intensive : Advanced Concepts - Washington, DC