(Recorded Webinar) Implementing Emergency Cash Assistance Programs During COVID-19

Duration: 60 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 10/22/2020

On September 3, 2020, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted favorable guidance on its website to a health center that had sought to provide emergency cash assistance for patients experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19.  This is a significant legal development due to the OIG’s longstanding concerns regarding the provision of cash or cash equivalents to federal health care program beneficiaries.

Health centers are well-positioned to identify financial hardships during the COVID-19 public health emergency and provide financial assistance to patients who face food insecurity, housing instability, or transportation issues.  Accordingly, other health centers may wish to consider implementing emergency cash assistance programs during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This webinar will explain the legal risks of providing cash assistance to patients, summarize the OIG’s recently posted guidance, and suggest the adoption of certain program safeguards to minimize legal risk when providing cash assistance to patients. 

Target Audience

  • Health Center Leadership
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Quality Improvement Managers and Staff
  • Grants and Program Managers and Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Discuss legal risks related to providing cash assistance to patients
  • Describe the cash assistance program that received favorable treatment by the OIG
  • Minimize legal risk to the health center when offering cash assistance to patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.20 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
10/23/2020
Course expires: 
07/01/2022
Cost:
$150.00

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.20 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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