(Recorded Webinar) Excluded Individuals and Entities

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 live version of this webinar or the live and on-demand package, click here.

Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary 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: 
07/26/2020
Cost:
$150.00

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.

Read more about maintaining an attendance record in our FAQs.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/18/2018
Course expires: 
07/26/2020

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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ACCESS PERIOD

Recorded webinars are available for 180 days after the date of purchase or date of the webinar. Once posted to your account, you can view this webinar anytime on-demand during the access period identified in your purchase confirmation. For additional information on viewing and accessing webinars, view our full terms and conditions here.

PAYMENT POLICY

If you pay by credit card or PayPal, you will be able to access the recorded webinar immediately (unless the live webinar has not yet occurred). If you pay by check, we will grant access to the recording when we receive your check. You will receive a confirmation email once access is granted. FTLF reserves the right to suspend access to the webinar if payment is not received within 30 days. For more information on payments and registration, please visit our FAQ page.

CANCELLATION POLICY

No refunds will be provided for recorded webinars. FTLF can transfer a registration to someone else within your organization or, provided you have not already viewed the webinar, transfer the registration to another on-demand program. Where the registration fee for the new webinar is higher, you must also pay the difference between the original course and the new course registration fee at the time of transfer. Administrative fees may also apply. If your organization purchased a webinar under the account of a staff member who no longer works for your organization, please Contact Us. View our full policy on refunds and cancellations here.

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