Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP ("FTLF") occasionally prepares specialized online and live trainings for groups.  When available, these specialized trainings can be found below.  Please don't confuse these with our regularly scheduled trainings -- those can be found using the links above.  Our regular trainings consist of Head Start specific trainings, general grants trainings, and health center compliance trainings.
 
If you are interested in specialized training for your group or have questions about trainings you see listed on this site, feel free to contact us at grantslawgroup@ftlf.com.
 
We look forward to "seeing" you in one of our trainings!

Upcoming Webinars
Collapse How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Conflict of Interest, Transparency and Disclosure: How will your health center be viewed?

There is an old saying – “All publicity is good publicity.”  The idea was that any exposure outweighed the negative, but this concept is a long-standing myth and can be a losing strategy for your health center.  Join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) as they partner on this brand-new webinar series – “How Not to Make the Headlines!” These provocative webinars will discuss the latest cases and hottest legal developments that have landed health centers on the front page for all the wrong reasons.

Webinar #1: Conflict of Interest, Transparency and Disclosure: How will your health center be viewed?

Conflict of interest can occur on the individual, organizational or board level.  Having a conflict of interest is not always what lands a health center in the headlines, but rather how the center does or does not address the conflict leads to their name on the front page!  The first webinar in this series will relate examples of health centers that have had conflict of interest issues in areas such as hiring practices, procurement, and reporting structure.  In addition, we will offer best practices on how to manage conflicts of interest and avoid or minimize negative publicity. 

Interested in registering for the entire series at a discounted rate?  Click here for more information. 

Formats Available: NACHC Member On-Demand Streaming ONLY, NACHC Member Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
Original Program Date: April 14, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Conflict of Interest, Transparency and Disclosure: How will your health center be viewed?
Collapse 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: April 30, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Time and Effort Reporting: It is still important!
Collapse 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 HealthCenterComplaince.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: May 01, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information?
Collapse How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Managing Human Resources in a Health Center

There is an old saying – “All publicity is good publicity.”  The idea was that any exposure outweighed the negative, but this concept is a long-standing myth and can be a losing strategy for your health center.  Join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) as they partner on this brand-new webinar series – “How Not to Make the Headlines!” These provocative webinars will discuss the latest cases and hottest legal developments that have landed health centers on the front page for all the wrong reasons - register today!

Webinar #2 - Managing Human Resources in a Health Center

Human resources management is more than just hiring and firing of employees.  Health centers have received negative publicity for numerous HR related issues such as misuse of company credit cards, accusations of sexual harassment and even issues related to social media.  Join us for our second webinar in this series and discuss policies your health center needs to have in place to stay out of the headlines!

Interested in registering for the entire series at a discounted rate?  Click here for more information. 

Formats Available: Non-Member On-Demand Streaming ONLY, Non-Member Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
Original Program Date: May 07, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Managing Human Resources in a Health Center
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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, Live Webinar , Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
Original Program Date: May 12, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: May 13, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS  What
Collapse How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Executive Compensation: Do you have a “super-salary”?

There is an old saying – “All publicity is good publicity.”  The idea was that any exposure outweighed the negative, but this concept is a long-standing myth and can be a losing strategy for your health center.  Join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) as they partner on this brand-new webinar series – “How Not to Make the Headlines!” These provocative webinars will discuss the latest cases and hottest legal developments that have landed health centers on the front page for all the wrong reasons - register today!

Webinar #3 - Executive Compensation: Do you have a “super-salary”?            

Determining the compensation of the health center executive is not easy.  How does the Board set the compensation package that will retain a talented staff member, but remain within the health center’s budget and not end up as a headline in tomorrow’s paper?  This webinar will discuss the legal guidelines for executive compensation and best practices for health center boards and executives in determining compensation – both salary and bonuses!  Your health center does not want to be the one the press focuses on for having a “super-salary”!

Interested in registering for the entire series at a discounted rate?  Click here for more information. 

Formats Available: NACHC Member On-Demand Streaming ONLY, NACHC Member Live + On-Demand Streaming
Original Program Date: May 21, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS How NOT to Make the Headlines Series: Executive Compensation: Do you have a “super-salary”?
Collapse 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, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming
Original Program Date: May 28, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: May 29, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Hot Topics in HIPAA
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Collapse The Board
As part of the Corporate Compliance Trainings developed in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centers (“NACHC”), we are offering a two-hour online training program for health center board members.  The training will address the Board’s role in establishing and overseeing corporate compliance programs.

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

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

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

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


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Additional Line
Original Program Date: October 27, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS The Board
Collapse An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers - Live Training in Atlanta, GA (May 2015)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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

Topics we will cover include:

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

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

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

Length of the Training:
1.5 Days - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on May 6, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on May 7.

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

The end time for each day is subject to change.

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

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

Cost for this 1.5-Day Training:
Early Bird Pricing (before April 5, 2015): $625 

After April 5, 2015: $695 per person 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 22, 2015). 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:
Doubletree Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $109 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (888) 370-0998 and mention FTLF.  The discounted rate expires April 14, 2015.

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

All cancellations prior to April 6, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 7, 2015 and April 21, 2015 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requestions received aftter April 22, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

Formats Available: Early Bird Registration
Original Program Date: May 06, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers - Live Training in Atlanta, GA (May 2015)
Collapse Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINs: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (June 2015)

June 16 & 17, 2015 - NEW DATES
Columbus, OH 

2014 brought significant changes to the fiscal administration of the Health Center program with OMB’s release of the “Supercircular” and HRSA’s release of PINs 2013-01: Budgeting and Accounting for Health Centers and 2014-02: Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirements. These new policies require health centers to make conforming changes to their policies and procedures in order to remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

In this live, hands-on training, Ted Waters and Marcie Zakheim will address the framework of these new policies and the steps health centers need to take to ensure that their policies and procedures remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

Agenda:
June 16, 2015: 8:30 am - 5 pm

June 17, 2015: 8:30 am - 1 pm

Start and end time are subject to change.

Registration Fees:

NACHC Members: $645
Non-Members: $695

EARLY BIRD rate is available until May 15.  Enter EARLYBIRD upon checkout to receive $50 off your registration.

Registration includes continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch on day one.

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 2, 2015). 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:
Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 N Cassady Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43219

FTLF has negotiated the reduced room rate of $159.95/ night. Click here make your reservations online and receive the discounted rate, be sure to mention Feldesman Tucker.  Hurry - the discounted rate is only available till May 25.

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

All cancellations prior to June 1, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received after June 1, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

This training is co-sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

 

Formats Available: NACHC Member
Original Program Date: June 16, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINs: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (June 2015)
Collapse Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINS: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (May 2015)

May 27 & 28, 2015
Denver, CO

2014 brought significant changes to the fiscal administration of the Health Center program with OMB’s release of the “Supercircular” and HRSA’s release of PINs 2013-01: Budgeting and Accounting for Health Centers and 2014-02: Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirements. These new policies require health centers to make conforming changes to their policies and procedures in order to remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

In this live, hands-on training, Ted Waters and Marcie Zakheim will address the framework of these new policies and the steps health centers need to take to ensure that their policies and procedures remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

Agenda:
May 27, 2015: 8:30 am - 5 pm

May 28, 2015: 8:30 am - 1 pm

Start and end time are subject to change.

Registration Fees:

NACHC Members (Early Bird before April 26): $595
Non-Members (Early Bird before April 26): $645

NACHC Members After April 26: $645
Non-Members After April 26: $695

Registration includes continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch on day one.

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 2, 2015). 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:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202

FTLF has negotiated a discounted rate of $149 per night on sleeping rooms.  This rate is available until May 5.  For information on how to access the discounted rate, please contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com

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

All cancellations prior to May 13, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received after May 13, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

This training is co-sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Formats Available: NACHC Member (Early Bird Before April 26)
Original Program Date: May 27, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINS: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (May 2015)
Collapse Grant-Funded Property, Equipment, and Supplies - Buyers Beware!
Do you realize all of the responsibilities you have regarding the assets you purchased with federal dollars?  Find out what “Federal Interest” attaches to real property and equipment acquired, constructed or improved with Federal grant dollars.  How does that impact the grantee’s title to those assets which are held “in trust” for the federal government?  Do you know about the new federal reporting forms you must submit that will long outlast the grant award?  What are the exceptions to these requirements?  Learn the permissible uses, record-keeping and reporting requirements, and proper disposition of grantee property.

In this online training:
  • Ensure you manage real property and equipment properly
  • Know what records you must keep and when you must report to the Government
  • Review the appropriate uses of property subject to the Federal Interest
  • Learn about filing a Notice of Federal Interest
  • Ask the instructor your questions regarding the Federal interest in property

Who should participate:
  • Property Officers
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators

We recommend that your organization share a webinar registration and gather to participate in the webinar together.  Should your organization not be able to come together, you may register for additional lines at the discounted rate of $50 per line.


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: March 22, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Grant-Funded Property, Equipment, and Supplies - Buyers Beware!
Collapse Program Income - What Federal Strings Are Attached?
Are your Federal grant activities or the activities of your subrecipients generating revenue?  Do you receive any reimbursements or collect fees for services, training, or conferences?  Are you identifying program income correctly?  Do you understand the treatment of program income under your grant terms?  What if your grant requires matching costs or non-federal cost share – can you apply the funds as cash match?  What happens if you have “excess” program income?  What are appropriate additional activities that you may fund?  What do you do with any interest earned on the program income?  Can the government recover the program income if you spent it improperly?  What happens if you continue to earn program income after the grant award has ended?

In this online training:
  • Identify whether you have program income
  • Know OMB Circular’s A-110 and A-102 requirements regarding program income
  • Determine how to account for and report program income
  • Learn what Federal conditions are placed upon program income
  • Be sure you are spending program income properly

Who should participate:
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Contracts and Grants Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Principal Investigators



Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, LiveWebinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 17, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Program Income - What Federal Strings Are Attached?
Collapse Punching the Clock - How Should Federal Grantees Account for Salaries and Wages?
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 are the standards under the federal cost principles for “Time and Attendance” or “Time and Effort” reporting.  Make sure your time-keeping system is up to snuff.

In this online training you will:
  • Review the cost principles on salary compensation
  • Ensure that you know and understand the reporting standards
  • Determine how to establish an effective time management system
  • Learn from recent audit reports how to stay in compliance
  • Ask the instructors your time-keeping questions

Who should participate:
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: February 22, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Punching the Clock - How Should Federal Grantees Account for Salaries and Wages?
Collapse Seven Easy Steps to Successful Grantee Procurements
Procurement standards set forth the policies and procedures that govern the way recipients of grants and cooperative agreements must obtain goods and services.  Craft policies and procedures that can reduce your risk of federal audits.  Learn what policies you need, how to conduct a competitive procurement, the essentials of a cost and price analysis, and avoid conflicts of interest to ensure that your contracting costs are not disallowed.

In this online training you will learn:
  • What to include in your procurement policy;
  • How to conduct competitive procurements;
  • Terms that should be included in all of your vendor contracts;
  • What records you must keep; and
  • What you must report to the Federal government.

Who should participate:
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: February 08, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Seven Easy Steps to Successful Grantee Procurements
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Grantee's responsibilities regarding its subrecipients have received increased attention, especially with new reporting requirements from ARRA and FFATA.  It is the primary recipient that has privity of contract with the Government, and if the subrecipient’s costs are disallowed, it is the recipient who pays.  Learn what terms you need in your subrecipient agreements and how you can assure subrecipient compliance with the grant terms.

In this online training:
  • Know the differences between subrecipients/subawardees and contractors/vendors
  • Learn how to draft a subrecipient agreement
  • Understand your reporting obligations regarding subrecipients
  • Hear about subrecipient monitoring techniques
  • Ask the instructors your specific subrecipient questions

Who should participate:
  • Senior Managers
  • Contracts and Grants Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 12, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Who
Collapse How Not to Make the Headlines Series

There is an old saying – “All publicity is good publicity.”  The idea was that any exposure outweighed the negative, but this concept is a long-standing myth and can be a losing strategy for your health center.  Join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) as they partner on this brand-new webinar series – “How Not to Make the Headlines!” These provocative webinars will discuss the latest cases and hottest legal developments that have landed health centers on the front page for all the wrong reasons.

Click Here to Register For the ENTIRE SERIES!

Original Program Date: April 14, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS How Not to Make the Headlines Series
Collapse 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 Negotiating Contracts with Managed Care Organizations
Collapse Strings Attached: What to Know about Cost Allocation and Program Income
With the various funding sources that support grantees, following the federal rules for cost allocation and program income can be confusing.  In addition, charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants can be onerous.  But if your program fails to follow these rules correctly, monitoring findings, cost disallowances, and additional penalties can result.  Doing things right - that is, following proper requirements and ensuring proper oversight - is critical for remaining financial stable.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to properly allocate costs across grant-funded programs;
  • Define program income and its implications for federal grants; and
  • Understand federal requirements related to time and effort reporting.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Grants Management Professionals, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 30, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Strings Attached: What to Know about Cost Allocation and Program Income
Collapse The Impact of Health Reform on Compliance
The Affordable Care Act expands health coverage and funds many new grant programs.  At the same time, it also strengthens the Government’s ability to pursue fraud and abuse enforcement and makes significant changes that intensify the risk and consequences of failing to implement an effective corporate compliance program, such as relaxing requirements for whistleblowers to bring suit. In fact, many programs are now required to have compliance programs. So it is critical you establish effective compliance programs including internal reporting systems to encourage staff to report potential non-compliance within the organization.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand recent Government enforcement actions and initiatives;
  • Learn new compliance requirements in the health reform law; and
  • Consider the risks to grantees created by the health reform law.

Who Should Attend: Financial and operational staff, Senior management, Compliance Officers, though all are welcome.

We recommend that your organization share a webinar registration and gather to participate in the webinar together.  Should your organization not be able to come together, you may register for additional lines at the discounted rate of $30 per line.
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 16, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS The Impact of Health Reform on Compliance
Collapse 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 Indirect Cost Rates: What are they and why you might want one?
Collapse Making Heads or Tails Out of the Supercircular

Join Ted Waters, Managing Partner of the law firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, as he analyzes highlights from the Office of Management and Budget's recent proposal to revamp all of the key Grants Circulars into one massive "Uniform Grants Guidance," also known as the "Supercircular." Through the Supercircular, the various Cost Principles, Common Rule Grants Administration Requirements, and Audit requirements will be substantially reformed. These changes will fundamentally alter the rules that apply to how your organization handles grant dollars. Join one of the nation’s leading Federal Grants attorneys on this webinar so that your organization can understand the changes and weigh in on the proposed guidance.

 
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. Identify key proposed changes to the individual Cost Principles, Administrative Requirements, and Audit Requirements;
  2. Determine how the prospective changes may affect your organization; and
  3. Be ready to develop and submit comments to OMB.
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Fiscal Staff, Other Senior Management, though all are welcome.
 
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 09, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Making Heads or Tails Out of the Supercircular
Collapse 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 Supercircular Final Interim Rule: What does this mean for you?
Upcoming Live Events
Collapse (3/30-31/15) NHSA Annual Conference Special Track: Aligned Monitoring System for Head Start and Early Head Start

March 30 to March 31, 2015

The changes to the Aligned Monitoring System for Head Start and Early Head Start programs have resulted in smaller scale reviews occurring throughout the five-year grant period, as opposed to one large, end-of-grant-period review.  These reviews evaluate multiple levels of the Head Start grantee performance including program strengths, compliance, deficiencies, and areas of concern.  This 1.5 day, special track will review the new protocols for the “review events” including those used for Comprehensive Monitoring, and those, more limited few used for the streamlined Differential Review, including the Head Start Key Indicator – Compliant (“HSKI-C”) tool.

Join J. Zoë Beckerman, one of the nation’s leading federal grants attorneys and partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, to understand the changes to the Aligned Monitoring System and the instruments used to gather data during the on-site monitoring reviews.

While appropriate for all audiences, this training will provide special guidance for organizations that have received grants within the past five years, and individuals that have worked in the Head Start field for five years or fewer. The pre-conference session will include tips and techniques to help your program stay organized and documented correctly all within the bounds of the law that applies to Head Start and Early Head Start.  All participants will receive materials including slides, supplementary sources, and documents.

Target audience:

FTLF recommends any program undergoing Head Start/Early Head Start monitoring, and especially Executive Directors, Head Start Directors, and program staff in any of the monitoring issue areas attend this preconference, but the session is applicable to all conference attendees.

Please contact Jaime Hirschfeld, Director of Training and Technical Assistance , at 202-466-8960 or jhirschfeld@ftlf.com with any additional questions.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*

*Please note: Participants registered for the pre-conference session do not have to register for the entire conference unless attending all events. 

Original Program Date: March 30, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (3/30-31/15) NHSA Annual Conference Special Track: Aligned Monitoring System for Head Start and Early Head Start
Collapse (4/21-23/15) Aligned Monitoring Summit: How to Be at the Top of Your Game

April 21 - 23, 2015
San Diego, CA

A collaboration between Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and Shine Early Learning.

As Head Start and Early Head Start programs transition to new 5-year grants, the monitoring system – that is, how ACF reviews your program – is changing significantly as well. ACF is taking a comprehensive approach and looking at your program’s history of findings, programmatic changes, and deciding whether you will need to undergo a Head Start Key Indicator – Compliant (“HSKI-C”) review or a more comprehensive review of all services areas. Programs receiving HCKI-C reviews will also undergo Environmental Health and Safety review events and CLASS observations. Other programs, or those that have findings in their HSKI-C review, will undergo a series of monitoring events. 

At the same time, every program is now required to submit five-year goals to align with the new project period, and Head Start leaders will need to be able to track and assess your program’s progress toward these goals consistently and accurately.   

For decades, the attorneys of Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (“FTLF”) have been the authority on the breadth of legal and compliance matters affecting organizations that receive Head Start and Early Head Start funding. The Shine Early Learning team has spent the last twelve years developing strategies and tools that have led to outstanding results for children and families – documenting gains at more than twice the national Head Start average. Only at this unique summit will you be able to hear both of these vital perspectives on this important topic. 

Join the Head Start attorneys of FTLF and the outcomes experts at Shine Early Learning for training over 3 days (½ day, full day, ½ day) to help you understand the new processes, legal ramifications of the new system, how you can best prepare for aligned monitoring and five-year grants, and use this information in the rest of your program to ensure high-quality outcomes for the children and families that you serve. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • Understanding the new Landscape: An Analysis of the Process;
  • Aligned Monitoring Framework: Specifics of Event Protocols;
  • Getting Everyone on the Same Page: The Power of Shared Data; and
  • Using the OHS Required 5-Year Goals to Build Alignment in your Program.

About Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP: As one of the few law firms in the nation devoted to federal grants law, FTLF offers guidance to a wide variety of health and human service organizations serving the public interest, with a special focus on Head Start/EHS agencies. Our assistance allows clients to achieve compliance within these heavily-regulated programs, and to obtain the knowledge to be able to programs effectively, efficiently, and within the bounds of the law.

About Shine Early Learning: Shine Early Learning is committed to proving that every child can succeed at the highest levels – and that high-impact, proven approaches can help early childhood programs across the country truly make the difference in a child's life. We offer dedicated resources, high-impact tools, and our new Shine Insight data system to help Head Start and early education programs reach their own ambitious goals.

Agenda:
(A detailed agenda to follow)

April 21, 2015: 1 pm* - 5 pm

April 22, 2015: 8 am - 5 pm 

April 23, 2015: 8 am - 12:30 pm

* Please note: registration will begin at 1 pm, with the actual summit beginning at 2 pm.

Registration Fees:

Early Bird (before February 27, 2015): $695

Regular (after February 27, 2015): $749

Registration includes continental breakfast on day two and three, lunch on day two and snacks.

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 (April 7, 2015). 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:

Solamar San Diego
435 Sixth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

FTLF and Shine Early Learning has negotiated a group rate of $209 per night.  To receive the discounted rate, you can make reservations online by clicking here or call 619-515-3021 and be sure they refer to Shine Early Learning Summit.  Hurry, the discounted rate expires March 24, 2015.

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

All cancellations prior to March 20, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between March 21, 2015 and April 7, 2015 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requestions received aftter April 8, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

Formats Available: Regular Registration (after 2/27/15)
Original Program Date: April 21, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (4/21-23/15) Aligned Monitoring Summit: How to Be at the Top of Your Game
Collapse (5/6/15) Solving the Mystery of the New Head Start Eligibility Regulations

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

On February 10, 2015, The Office of Head Start released the final rule on Head Start Eligibility. This new rule provides clear instruction on how to determine if families are either income or categorically eligible for Head Start services. In addition, it describes the types of documents Head Start organizations may accept from families to prove eligibility, and the length of time which programs should maintain those documents. The goal of these new requirements is to strengthen program integrity and prevent fraud and mismanagement. 

The final rule is available to the public at:http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-10/pdf/2015-02491.pdf.

Description of Training Content:

This one-day, hands-on training, will provide an overview of the legal framework of the new rule and provide Head Start staff with the required training on the new eligibility rules. 

Topics we will cover include:

  • Eligibility verification - both income and categorical
  • New defintions for accepted, enrolled, foster care, etc.
  • Verification records and retention
  • Compliance with the new rule
  • Ongoing training needs

Presenters:

Edward (Ted) Waters, Esq., Managing Partner,  Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Nicole Bacon, Esq., Associate,  Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

Length of the Training:
1 Day - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on May 6

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

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

Target Audience:
Specifically targeted for Head Start and Early Head Start that are involved with the enrollment process or oversee the enrollment procedures and training of staff.

Cost for thisOne-Day Training:
Early Bird Pricing (before April 5, 2015): $275 

After April 5, 2015: $325 per person 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 22, 2015). 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:
Doubletree Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $109 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (888) 370-0998 and mention FTLF.  The discounted rate expires April 14, 2015.

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

All cancellations prior to April 6, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 7, 2015 and April 21, 2015 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requestions received aftter April 22, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

Formats Available: Regular Registration (after 4/5/15)
Original Program Date: May 06, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS (5/6/15) Solving the Mystery of the New Head Start Eligibility Regulations
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Collapse The Board
As part of the Corporate Compliance Trainings developed in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centers (“NACHC”), we are offering a two-hour online training program for health center board members.  The training will address the Board’s role in establishing and overseeing corporate compliance programs.

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

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

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

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


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Additional Line
Original Program Date: October 27, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS The Board
Collapse An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers - Live Training in Atlanta, GA (May 2015)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

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

Topics we will cover include:

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

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

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

Length of the Training:
1.5 Days - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on May 6, and 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on May 7.

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

The end time for each day is subject to change.

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

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

Cost for this 1.5-Day Training:
Early Bird Pricing (before April 5, 2015): $625 

After April 5, 2015: $695 per person 

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (April 22, 2015). 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:
Doubletree Atlanta Airport
3400 Norman Berry Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $109 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (888) 370-0998 and mention FTLF.  The discounted rate expires April 14, 2015.

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

All cancellations prior to April 6, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between April 7, 2015 and April 21, 2015 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requestions received aftter April 22, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

Formats Available: Early Bird Registration
Original Program Date: May 06, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Coverage for Health Centers - Live Training in Atlanta, GA (May 2015)
Collapse Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINs: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (June 2015)

June 16 & 17, 2015 - NEW DATES
Columbus, OH 

2014 brought significant changes to the fiscal administration of the Health Center program with OMB’s release of the “Supercircular” and HRSA’s release of PINs 2013-01: Budgeting and Accounting for Health Centers and 2014-02: Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirements. These new policies require health centers to make conforming changes to their policies and procedures in order to remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

In this live, hands-on training, Ted Waters and Marcie Zakheim will address the framework of these new policies and the steps health centers need to take to ensure that their policies and procedures remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

Agenda:
June 16, 2015: 8:30 am - 5 pm

June 17, 2015: 8:30 am - 1 pm

Start and end time are subject to change.

Registration Fees:

NACHC Members: $645
Non-Members: $695

EARLY BIRD rate is available until May 15.  Enter EARLYBIRD upon checkout to receive $50 off your registration.

Registration includes continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch on day one.

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 2, 2015). 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:
Columbus Airport Marriott
1375 N Cassady Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43219

FTLF has negotiated the reduced room rate of $159.95/ night. Click here make your reservations online and receive the discounted rate, be sure to mention Feldesman Tucker.  Hurry - the discounted rate is only available till May 25.

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

All cancellations prior to June 1, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received after June 1, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

This training is co-sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

 

Formats Available: NACHC Member
Original Program Date: June 16, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINs: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (June 2015)
Collapse Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINS: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (May 2015)

May 27 & 28, 2015
Denver, CO

2014 brought significant changes to the fiscal administration of the Health Center program with OMB’s release of the “Supercircular” and HRSA’s release of PINs 2013-01: Budgeting and Accounting for Health Centers and 2014-02: Sliding Fee Discount and Related Billing and Collections Program Requirements. These new policies require health centers to make conforming changes to their policies and procedures in order to remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

In this live, hands-on training, Ted Waters and Marcie Zakheim will address the framework of these new policies and the steps health centers need to take to ensure that their policies and procedures remain in compliance with all Federal requirements.

Agenda:
May 27, 2015: 8:30 am - 5 pm

May 28, 2015: 8:30 am - 1 pm

Start and end time are subject to change.

Registration Fees:

NACHC Members (Early Bird before April 26): $595
Non-Members (Early Bird before April 26): $645

NACHC Members After April 26: $645
Non-Members After April 26: $695

Registration includes continental breakfast both days, snacks and lunch on day one.

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 2, 2015). 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:
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202

FTLF has negotiated a discounted rate of $149 per night on sleeping rooms.  This rate is available until May 5.  For information on how to access the discounted rate, please contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com

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

All cancellations prior to May 13, 2015, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received after May 13, 2015 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

This training is co-sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

Formats Available: NACHC Member (Early Bird Before April 26)
Original Program Date: May 27, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINS: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (May 2015)
Collapse Grant-Funded Property, Equipment, and Supplies - Buyers Beware!
Do you realize all of the responsibilities you have regarding the assets you purchased with federal dollars?  Find out what “Federal Interest” attaches to real property and equipment acquired, constructed or improved with Federal grant dollars.  How does that impact the grantee’s title to those assets which are held “in trust” for the federal government?  Do you know about the new federal reporting forms you must submit that will long outlast the grant award?  What are the exceptions to these requirements?  Learn the permissible uses, record-keeping and reporting requirements, and proper disposition of grantee property.

In this online training:
  • Ensure you manage real property and equipment properly
  • Know what records you must keep and when you must report to the Government
  • Review the appropriate uses of property subject to the Federal Interest
  • Learn about filing a Notice of Federal Interest
  • Ask the instructor your questions regarding the Federal interest in property

Who should participate:
  • Property Officers
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators

We recommend that your organization share a webinar registration and gather to participate in the webinar together.  Should your organization not be able to come together, you may register for additional lines at the discounted rate of $50 per line.


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: March 22, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Grant-Funded Property, Equipment, and Supplies - Buyers Beware!
Collapse Program Income - What Federal Strings Are Attached?
Are your Federal grant activities or the activities of your subrecipients generating revenue?  Do you receive any reimbursements or collect fees for services, training, or conferences?  Are you identifying program income correctly?  Do you understand the treatment of program income under your grant terms?  What if your grant requires matching costs or non-federal cost share – can you apply the funds as cash match?  What happens if you have “excess” program income?  What are appropriate additional activities that you may fund?  What do you do with any interest earned on the program income?  Can the government recover the program income if you spent it improperly?  What happens if you continue to earn program income after the grant award has ended?

In this online training:
  • Identify whether you have program income
  • Know OMB Circular’s A-110 and A-102 requirements regarding program income
  • Determine how to account for and report program income
  • Learn what Federal conditions are placed upon program income
  • Be sure you are spending program income properly

Who should participate:
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Contracts and Grants Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Principal Investigators



Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, LiveWebinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 17, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Program Income - What Federal Strings Are Attached?
Collapse Punching the Clock - How Should Federal Grantees Account for Salaries and Wages?
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 are the standards under the federal cost principles for “Time and Attendance” or “Time and Effort” reporting.  Make sure your time-keeping system is up to snuff.

In this online training you will:
  • Review the cost principles on salary compensation
  • Ensure that you know and understand the reporting standards
  • Determine how to establish an effective time management system
  • Learn from recent audit reports how to stay in compliance
  • Ask the instructors your time-keeping questions

Who should participate:
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: February 22, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Punching the Clock - How Should Federal Grantees Account for Salaries and Wages?
Collapse Seven Easy Steps to Successful Grantee Procurements
Procurement standards set forth the policies and procedures that govern the way recipients of grants and cooperative agreements must obtain goods and services.  Craft policies and procedures that can reduce your risk of federal audits.  Learn what policies you need, how to conduct a competitive procurement, the essentials of a cost and price analysis, and avoid conflicts of interest to ensure that your contracting costs are not disallowed.

In this online training you will learn:
  • What to include in your procurement policy;
  • How to conduct competitive procurements;
  • Terms that should be included in all of your vendor contracts;
  • What records you must keep; and
  • What you must report to the Federal government.

Who should participate:
  • Grants and Contracts Administrators
  • Finance and Accounting Personnel
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Project Managers
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: February 08, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Seven Easy Steps to Successful Grantee Procurements
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Grantee's responsibilities regarding its subrecipients have received increased attention, especially with new reporting requirements from ARRA and FFATA.  It is the primary recipient that has privity of contract with the Government, and if the subrecipient’s costs are disallowed, it is the recipient who pays.  Learn what terms you need in your subrecipient agreements and how you can assure subrecipient compliance with the grant terms.

In this online training:
  • Know the differences between subrecipients/subawardees and contractors/vendors
  • Learn how to draft a subrecipient agreement
  • Understand your reporting obligations regarding subrecipients
  • Hear about subrecipient monitoring techniques
  • Ask the instructors your specific subrecipient questions

Who should participate:
  • Senior Managers
  • Contracts and Grants Administrators
  • Project Managers
  • Sponsored Agreements Personnel
  • Principal Investigators


Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 12, 2011
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Who
Collapse How Not to Make the Headlines Series

There is an old saying – “All publicity is good publicity.”  The idea was that any exposure outweighed the negative, but this concept is a long-standing myth and can be a losing strategy for your health center.  Join NACHC and Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) as they partner on this brand-new webinar series – “How Not to Make the Headlines!” These provocative webinars will discuss the latest cases and hottest legal developments that have landed health centers on the front page for all the wrong reasons.

Click Here to Register For the ENTIRE SERIES!

Original Program Date: April 14, 2015
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS How Not to Make the Headlines Series
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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 Negotiating Contracts with Managed Care Organizations
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With the various funding sources that support grantees, following the federal rules for cost allocation and program income can be confusing.  In addition, charging the costs of employee time to specific federal grants can be onerous.  But if your program fails to follow these rules correctly, monitoring findings, cost disallowances, and additional penalties can result.  Doing things right - that is, following proper requirements and ensuring proper oversight - is critical for remaining financial stable.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to properly allocate costs across grant-funded programs;
  • Define program income and its implications for federal grants; and
  • Understand federal requirements related to time and effort reporting.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Grants Management Professionals, CFOs, and others involved in planning or accounting activities, but all are welcome to attend.
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 30, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Strings Attached: What to Know about Cost Allocation and Program Income
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The Affordable Care Act expands health coverage and funds many new grant programs.  At the same time, it also strengthens the Government’s ability to pursue fraud and abuse enforcement and makes significant changes that intensify the risk and consequences of failing to implement an effective corporate compliance program, such as relaxing requirements for whistleblowers to bring suit. In fact, many programs are now required to have compliance programs. So it is critical you establish effective compliance programs including internal reporting systems to encourage staff to report potential non-compliance within the organization.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand recent Government enforcement actions and initiatives;
  • Learn new compliance requirements in the health reform law; and
  • Consider the risks to grantees created by the health reform law.

Who Should Attend: Financial and operational staff, Senior management, Compliance Officers, though all are welcome.

We recommend that your organization share a webinar registration and gather to participate in the webinar together.  Should your organization not be able to come together, you may register for additional lines at the discounted rate of $30 per line.
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 16, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS The Impact of Health Reform on Compliance
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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 Indirect Cost Rates: What are they and why you might want one?
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Join Ted Waters, Managing Partner of the law firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, as he analyzes highlights from the Office of Management and Budget's recent proposal to revamp all of the key Grants Circulars into one massive "Uniform Grants Guidance," also known as the "Supercircular." Through the Supercircular, the various Cost Principles, Common Rule Grants Administration Requirements, and Audit requirements will be substantially reformed. These changes will fundamentally alter the rules that apply to how your organization handles grant dollars. Join one of the nation’s leading Federal Grants attorneys on this webinar so that your organization can understand the changes and weigh in on the proposed guidance.

 
At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. Identify key proposed changes to the individual Cost Principles, Administrative Requirements, and Audit Requirements;
  2. Determine how the prospective changes may affect your organization; and
  3. Be ready to develop and submit comments to OMB.
Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Fiscal Staff, Other Senior Management, though all are welcome.
 
Formats Available: On-Demand Streaming, Live Webinar, Live Webinar + On-Demand Streaming, Additional Line
Original Program Date: May 09, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Making Heads or Tails Out of the Supercircular
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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 Supercircular Final Interim Rule: What does this mean for you?