Responding to the Opioid Crisis
Because of their role as safety net providers, health centers are on the front lines of responding to the opioid crisis. We developed this new workshop to help health centers and their staff identify and address key and emerging risk areas related to providing services in response to the opioid epidemic.
Day One: Risk Management Strategies in Responding to the Opioid Crisis
A health center’s ability to respond effectively is informed in large part by its ability to identify and mitigate the risks associated with identifying and treating patients with substance use disorders (and specifically opioid use disorders). This workshop follows the patient-provider relationship, identifying the major risks when prescribing opioids, participating in medication assisted-treatment services and distributing naloxone, as well as offering solutions for managing those risks in the health center. FTLF attorneys also will update attendees on the compliance landscape relevant to substance use disorder services, including current audit and evaluation priorities of the federal government.
Session topics will include:
- Starting, managing and terminating the patient-provider relationship
- Risk management strategies related to providing MAT services and Naloxone
- Pharmacy risk management
Day Two: The Ins and Outs of Part 2**
In response to the opioid epidemic, many health centers have created new substance use disorder programs or enhanced their programming, often without a clear understanding of whether they must comply with 42 CFR Part 2 (“Part 2”), the federal confidentiality regulations protecting certain substance use disorder records. The Part 2 regulations provide more stringent federal protections than HIPAA. For example, patients must consent in writing to the disclosure of their substance use disorder records for purposes of treatment, payment and health care operations unless one of a limited number of exceptions applies.
Day Two of this workshop will focus on determining whether Part 2 applies to the health center’s current or planned substance use disorder services or to records it receives. FTLF attorneys will discuss the key compliance requirements under Part 2, including the patient consent and notice requirements, exceptions to the patient consent requirements, and disclosures to qualified service organizations and auditors.
Session topics will include:
- Determining whether health center programs and/or personnel are covered by Part 2
- Identifying the required elements of a Part 2-compliant patient consent form
- Determining whether records protected by Part 2 may be disclosed under an exception to the consent requirements
**Note: registrants who attend both trainings do not need to stay for Day Two of Responding to the Opioid Crisis because it is a repeat of the material covered on Day Two of Managing Patient Privacy & Confidentiality.**
- Chief Operating Officers
- Clinical Leadership
- Compliance Officers
- Risk Managers
- Quality Staff
- Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Staff
After this training, attendees will be able to:
- Develop risk management activities that respond to key risk areas associated with prescribing opioids
- Develop risk management activities that respond to key risk areas associated with providing MAT services and Naloxone
- Determine whether 42 CFR Part 2 applies to the health center’s current or planned substance use disorder services
Wednesday, March 18, 2019
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Introductions|
|9:15 am - 10:00 am||Risk Management Strategies: Prescribing for Pain|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Break|
|10:15 am - 11:00 am||Risk Management Strategies: Developing MAT Services|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Risk Management Strategies: Accepting Federal Funding|
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|1:30 pm - 2:45 pm||Risk Management Strategies: Addressing Human Resources Concerns|
|2:45 pm - 3:00 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm - 4:00 pm||Risk Management Strategies: Terminating the Patient-Provider Relationship|
|4:00 pm - 4:30 pm||Resources and Wrap-Up|
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
|9:00 am - 10:15 am||How 42 CFR Part 2 Applies in Health Centers|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am|
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm||Key Compliance Requirements under 42 CFR Part 2|
|12:00 pm - 12:15 pm||Wrap-Up|
*** Note that Day Two of the Opioid Training is a repeat of the Part 2 parts of Day Two of the Privacy and Confidentiality training
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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]
A partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
ELIZABETH "ISSIE" KARAN
Elizabeth is an associate working in the firm’s Health Law and Federal Grants practice groups counseling a diverse array of organizations including Hemophilia Treatment Centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care associations, and other Federal grantees. Elizabeth’s practice focuses mainly on assisting clients with the 340B drug pricing program, grants compliance, provider collaborations, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues, and implementation of the Affordable Care Act. [Full Bio]
Participants can earn up to 10.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: Chief Operating Officers, Clinical Leadership, Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, Quality Staff, Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Staff
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group-Live
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).
- 9.00 Certificate of Attendance
You may also be interested in our Managing Patient Privacy & Confidentiality training, directly preceding this training on March 18 and 19.
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