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April 2017

FTCA for Board Members

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), eligible health centers may be granted medical malpractice liability protection with the Federal government acting as their primary insurer. To receive coverage, grantees must submit an initial deeming application to the Bureau of Primary Health Care and meet the requirements to attain deemed status and must be redeemed on an annual basis to continue coverage. A deemed health center’s employees are considered federal employees and are immune from lawsuits for medical malpractice. A…

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Head Start and Health Center Collaboration

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Assuring health services for Head Start children is important. Head Start Program Performance Regulations require programs to assist parents in enrolling their children in an ongoing system of health care and ensuring that each child has an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care. But it can be very difficult to do with limited resources. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

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Time and Effort Reporting for Health Centers

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Employee salaries or labor is often the highest cost grantee organizations charge to their Federal grants and cooperative agreements and a common audit disallowance when it is done incorrectly. Grantees need to know what the requirements are for time and effort reporting and how the Uniform Guidance (UG or Supercircular) has changed these requirements.   Time & effort rules no longer require rigid requirements for six-month certifications and monthly personnel activity reports, but at the same time, the rules require…

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May 2017

The Board’s Role in Corporate Compliance

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Board’s role in establishing and overseeing the compliance program is rapidly becoming a “duty of care” obligation.  Section 330 implementing regulations already require a health center’s Board of Directors to ensure that the health center is operated in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Under the Affordable Care Act, health centers will be required to implement corporate compliance programs as a condition of enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION…

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June 2017

Billing, Coding and Documentation and Your Health Center’s Compliance Work Plan

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

One of the most significant compliance risk areas for any health care provider is coding, documentation, and billing.  Ensuring accurate and proper coding is essential for many facets of a health center’s business, including appropriate and timely claims submission, quality improvement and other initiatives that may rest upon data documented in the patient’s chart, and, most importantly, patient care, which also requires accurate medical record documentation.  Federal and state enforcement agencies, as well as commercial third party payors, are focused…

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July 2017

Federal Grants Management for Health Centers

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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August 2017

Communication with Patients with Disabilities and Limited English Proficiency: Compliance Requirements Under Section 1557 of the ACA

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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