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De-Mystifying the New Compliance Manual & its Impact on the Program Requirements

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - December 5 & 6, 2017
Training Details

Over the last few years, HRSA has significantly increased its scrutiny of health centers’ compliance, first with development of the “nineteen (19) health center program requirements” and now with the recent issuance of the Health Center Program Compliance Manual.  The Manual offers health centers a streamlined and consolidated resource to assist them in achieving compliance – both on paper as well as in practice – by addressing the elements of each program requirement, criteria for demonstrating compliance, and specific areas of health center flexibility. In practice, the Manual incorporates a new approach to “everyday compliance,” providing both specific compliance standards and explicit areas where health centers retain discretion to tailor their programs appropriately.

Eventually, the Compliance Manual along with an as of yet unpublished assessment protocol will form the new basis for the Operational Site Visits (OSVs). While the “tools” may change, the impact on the health center operation remains the same:

  • Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions?
  • Are your providers appropriately credentialed and privileged and do your quality improvement systems meet all current standards?
  • Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
  • Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access?
  • Is your financial management system sufficient for accountability purposes?
  • Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements?

Given the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements as described in the new Compliance Manual. 

Join Marcie Zakheim from FTLF and Warren Brodine, trusted health center advisor, for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the requirements, compliance elements and areas of discretion addressed in the Compliance Manual (and the OSV review process in general), identify key hotspots (both old and new) that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance, and offer participants “tricks of the trade” from our presenters’ years of experience working with health centers. Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must attend workshop!

At this training participants will:

  • Understand the key differences between the prior guidance and the new manual and its impact on OSVs.
  • Understand the specific steps necessary to demonstrate compliance and areas where health centers retain discretion.
  • Learn which PINs and PALs have been replaced by the new manual and which current guidance is still effective.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Executive Staff, Clinical Leadership and Human Resources Staff, but all are welcome.
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Conference participants can earn up to 11 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.

Presenters:

Marcie Zakheim, Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Warren Brodine, W.J. Brodine & Co. 


Cost for this 2 Day Training:

Early bird rate (until November 15): $695 per person

Regular registration (after November 15): $745 per person 

FTLF is hosting the FTCA training directly following this training on the afternoon of December 6 and all day December 7.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at jhirschfeld@ftlf.com.

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

Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event (November 22, 2017). If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Location and Hotel Accommodations:
The Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $119 per night.  You can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires November 13, 2017.


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

All cancellations prior to November 5, 2017, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between November 6, 2017 and November 22, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requests received after November 22, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

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

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