Excluded Individuals and Entities

July 26, 2018

Individuals and entities that have been excluded are prohibited from participating in a federal health care programs.  No federal health care program payments can be made for any items or services furnished by an excluded individual or at the medical direction of an excluded individual.  Excluded individuals cannot serve in an executive or leadership role or provide administrative or management services.  Health centers cannot contract with or provide subawards to certain parties that are debarred, suspended or otherwise excluded from or ineligible for participation in federal assistance programs or activities.

Health centers are responsible for screening federal and state databases to identify excluded individuals and entities.  Common compliance challenges related to exclusion screening in health centers include:

  • Determining who should be screened: Providers? C-Suite? All employees? Board members? Volunteers? Students? Vendors/contractors?
  • Assigning responsibility for screening: Human Resources? Credentialing? Finance? Compliance?
  • Determining the frequency of screening: Upon hire? Annually? Monthly?
  • Developing a procedure for responding: Should the employee be taken off the schedule? Can the employee continue to work in some capacity?  Should the health center self-disclose the employment of an excluded individual?

This Monthly Compliance Webinar was developed to respond to these questions and will include examples, best practices and time for attendee questions.   

To purchase the on-demand version of this webinar as a standalone, click here.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complementary product to all Health Center Compliance Premium Plan Subscribers.  To learn more about FTLF's Premium Plan Subscription and to become a subscriber, please email learning@ftlf.com.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers
  • Grants Managers
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Credentialing

Learning Objectives

Following the webinar attendees will:

  • Understand how individuals and entities are excluded from federal health care programs
  • Understand how a clear, comprehensive exclusion screening policy and procedure can protect their health center
  • Understand the compliance responsibilities related to outsourcing exclusion screening function and the government’s expectations for ongoing oversight of exclusion screening vendors  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/18/2018
Course expires: 
05/18/2020
Event starts: 
07/26/2018 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
07/26/2018 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$225.00

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Certificates of Attendance are available for all webinars (both live and recorded) for the registered attendee upon completion of the webinar.

blank Certificate of Attendance will be available for organizations to issue to attendees that viewed the webinar (either live or on-demand). Due to the online nature of the training course, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP does not certify that the attendee actually viewed the course. A supervisor at the organization should sign the certificate, and therefore, certifies that the attendee viewed the course.

Attendance record forms are available for all webinars (live and on-demand) and can be utilized to record the attendance of numerous staff members for internal purposes.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/18/2018
Course expires: 
05/18/2020

Price

Cost:
$225.00
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If you would like to add the recorded version of the live webinar to your purchase for an additional $50, please click the checkbox above.

The recorded webinar is available for 60 days after the live webinar has concluded. Once your purchase is complete and the recorded webinar is posted, you can re-access the webinar at any time by clicking “My Account” in the top right hand corner of the page or by selecting it from the “My Training” box on your homepage. Recorded webinars will be available for viewing 48 hours after the live webinar. For additional information on our webinar procedures, please visit our FAQ page.

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Please note: All registrations made within 3 hours of the live webinar must be completed using a credit card.

REFUNDS/ CANCELLATIONS

  • No refunds for no-shows; however if requested, registrant can have access to the recorded version of the webinar.
  • FTLF will issue a full refund for cancellations within at least one week prior to the LIVE webinar. No refunds will be provided for on-demand webinars.
  • FTLF can accommodate changing the name on a registration to someone else within your organization or transferring the registration to another already-scheduled upcoming live webinar or an on-demand program up to 24 hours prior to the webinar start time.
  • Cancellation requests made after the webinar will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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