Financial Management for Health Centers: Risks and Opportunities

April 26, 2021 to April 27, 2021

Over the past year, Health Centers have received supplemental funding through a number of different funding streams arising out of multiple Acts of Congress. Adding in the core Section 330 funding, plus 340B, Medicaid, Medicare, and other risk-based schemes, Health Center financial and grant management has become quite complex.  

FTLF's new two-day intensive training, geared toward senior management of FQHCs, focuses on current streams of funding and approaches to identifying opportunities for contracting and other government programs.  Laying the foundation during the first day of training, FTLF attorneys will discuss the framework of traditional Health Center financial management, including advanced terms and conditions of current FQHC grants, the numerous COVID supplemental funding streams, the in’s and out’s of Medicaid and Medicare PPS, and other government funding.  From there, the workshop will pivot to marketplace strategies including risk-based arrangements, 340B, and other payor sources such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Through this workshop, participants will learn to help their Health Centers avoid problems such as audit findings, disallowances and worse, and, second, help their Health Centers find new opportunities to grow and flourish. 

 

Target Audience

  • CEOs, Executive Directors, and other personnel involved in strategic planning
  • CFOs, Finance Managers, and Finance Department Personnel
  • Grant Officers, Managers, Specialists, and Administrators

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate strategies to manage new and old funding streams
  • Describe reporting obligations and mid-to-long term audit expectations
  • Understand risk-based contracting and describe key terms for managed care contracting under sub-capitated and shared-risk payment arrangements
  • Identify opportunities to participate in other government programs and recently-introduced programs 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 12.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
10/12/2020
Course expires: 
01/01/2022
Event starts: 
04/26/2021 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/27/2021 5:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1,999.00
FTLF Virtual Classroom
Monday, April 26, 2021 - Tuesday, April 27, 2021
*Agenda times are all ET*
 

Day 1

Monday, April 26, 2021
11:00 am - 5:30 pm ET
11:00 am – 11:15 amIntroductions and Overview
11:15 am – 12:15 pmGrant Administration
This session will begin with the requirements of your Section 330 grant, including unique aspects of the Section 330 program.  Adding in the new supplemental funding streams, we will discuss what to watch out for and common pitfalls such as time and effort and cost allocation.  Other grants, such as Ryan White and SAMHSA commonly received by Health Centers, will also be covered.
12:15 pm – 12:30 pmBreak
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmGrant Administration (cont.)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmBuilding Blocks of Health Center Finances
Reimbursements: Medicare and Medicaid
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 pm – 4:15 pmBuilding Blocks of Health Center Finances
The 340B Program
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmBreak
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmThreats to Reimbursement: Medicaid and 340B
 

Day 2

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
11:00 am – 12:30 pmCARES Act and COVID-19: The Provider Relief Fund and the Coronavirus Relief Fund
12:30 pm – 12:45 pmBreak
12:45 pm – 1:45 pmRisk-Sharing Opportunities
This session will explain the opportunity presented for health centers by risk-based contracting, address key terms for managed care contracting under sub-capitated and shared-risk payment arrangements (directly and through ACOs and other provider networks), and identify the internal capabilities needed to do well under such arrangements.  
1:45 pm – 2:15 pmBreak
2:15 pm – 3:15 pmRisk-Sharing Opportunities (cont.)
This session will describe opportunities to participate in other government programs (e.g., PACE, Veterans Choice), identify opportunities created by recently-introduced programs from the CMS Innovations Center (e.g., Direct Contracting Model), and offer entrepreneurial thoughts and strategies.
3:15 pm – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 pm – 4:30 pmFuture Opportunities
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmQ&A and Discussion
 

FTLF'S VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at learning@ftlf.com or 1-855-200-3822.

ADAM FALCONE

Adam J. Falcone is a Partner in FTLF’s national health law practice group, where he counsels a diverse spectrum of community-based organizations that render primary and behavioral healthcare services. Adam counsels clients on a wide range of health law issues, with a focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and payment, and antitrust and competition matters. [Full Bio]

KATHY GHILADI

Kathy is a Partner in Feldesman Tucker’s health law practice group. In the area of health law, Kathy’s practice focuses on government-sponsored health care programs such as Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act, with an emphasis on payment/reimbursement and compliance related issues. Kathy also represents clients in government investigations and audits, litigation before federal and state courts, as well as in administrative appeals with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) and Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB). She provides reimbursement counseling (including identification, reporting, and repayment of overpayments) with respect to Medicare, Medicaid, and private third-party payors. [Full Bio]

JASON REDDISH

Jason focuses his practice on the federal 340B drug discount program and the complex legal and compliance issues facing safety net providers, pharmacies, and other 340B program stakeholders. Jason began his career representing pharmaceutical manufacturers before finding his passion helping 340B program covered entities, including disproportionate share hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Ryan White HIV/AIDS clinics, and other grantees navigate the 340B program. [Full Bio]

SCOTT SHEFFLER 

A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law.  Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]

TED WATERS 

Serving as Managing Partner of the firm since 2003, and a member of the Health Law and Federal Grants practices since 1992, Ted is a national authority in the area of federal grants, particularly in the health and community service spheres. He advises clients on all aspects of program requirements, including issues such as cost-based reimbursement, governance, grant administration, cost reporting, and administrative issues and routinely handles challenging issues such as government audits, internal investigations, and litigation. Ted's priority is to help each organization carry out its mission by offering practical, down-to-earth counsel and to ensure that legal challenges do not distract from that focus. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 12.2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: CEOs, Executive Directors, and other personnel involved in strategic planning; CFOs, Finance Managers, and Finance Department Personnel; Grant Officers, Managers, Specialists, and Administrators
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 10.25 Certificate of Attendance
  • 12.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$1,999.00
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Please note: This training is limited to community health centers, look-alikes, and Primary Care Associations. If you are not affiliated with one of these organizations and would like to attend, please contact us

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