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 jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.
 
We look forward to "seeing" you in one of our trainings!

Upcoming Webinars
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
Select a category to see the available programs
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 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 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 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
Collapse Who
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 Specific Strategies for Submitting your FTCA Redeeming Application (April 2015)

You heard from HRSA, now hear from FTLF on how to complete this year's deeming application!  While HRSA has provided general information on the application process and requirements, this webinar will 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! 

Formats Available: On-Demand, Webinar, Live webinar + on-demand webinar, Additional Line
Original Program Date: April 15, 2015
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
FULL DETAILSFULL DETAILS Specific Strategies for Submitting your FTCA Redeeming Application (April 2015)
Collapse Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information? (April 2015)

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 Back to HIPAA Basics: What is Protected Health Information? (April 2015)
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 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?
Face-to-Face Events
Collapse Supercircular, Sliding Fee Scale & Budget PINs: It Does Not Have to be a Three-Ring Circus! (June 2015)

June 16 & 17, 2015
Columbus, OH 

NEW PRESENTER ADDED - GIL BERNHARD of COHNREZNICK!

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)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.  TO REGISTER CONTACT JAIME HIRSCHFELD AT JHIRSCHFELD@FTLF.COM

May 27 & 28, 2015
Denver, CO

NEW PRESENTER ADDED - GIL BERNHARD of COHNREZNICK!

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 EXTENDED TO MAY 1): $595
Non-Members (Early Bird EXTENDED TO MAY 1): $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. Click here to make your hotel reservations now. 

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
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)