De-Mystifying the New Compliance Manual & Its Impact on the Program Requirements
In August 2017, HRSA issued the final Health Center Program Compliance Manual, providing a streamlined and consolidated resource to assist Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in understanding and demonstrating compliance with their programmatic requirements. The Manual replaces several Policy Information Notices (PINs) and Program Assistance Letters (PALs), merging prior guidance into one document that explains the statutory and regulatory mandates of each requirement, which collectively form the framework of every health center's specific program. The Manual also incorporates a new approach to "everyday compliance," addressing the elements and documentation necessary to verify compliance with each requirement as well as explicit areas of health center flexibility. The Manual has been effective since publication in August 2017.
- Do you have written agreements in place for services provided via contract and/or formal referral and do your agreements include all required provisions?
- Are your providers appropriately credentialed and privileged and do your quality improvement systems meet all current standards?
- Have you fully implemented the sliding fee discount program requirements?
- Have your billing and collection policies struck the balance between maximizing reimbursement and maintaining optimum access?
- Is your financial management system sufficient for accountability purposes?
- Is your Board of Directors exercising all of its authorities and meeting other governance requirements?
Given the potential consequences of non-compliance (including draw-down restrictions and re-competition of your grant), it is crucial that every health center prepare itself by reviewing its knowledge and implementation of all core requirements as described in the Compliance Manual and the Site Visit Protocol.
Join FTLF Partners Marcie Zakheim and Molly Evans for this hands-on training as they walk health centers through the key differences between the prior guidance and the Compliance Manual, focusing on the elements of the requirements, the necessary documentation to verify compliance, and the areas of health center flexibility and discretion that may impact operations. Participants will discuss updates to the on-site assessment process, and explore key hotspots (both old and new) that have emerged from the field regarding governance, administration and finance, as well as “tricks of the trade” from our presenters’ years of experience working with health centers. Whether or not you have an OSV on the horizon, this is a must-attend workshop for establishing an environment and culture of ongoing compliance.
- Health Center Executive Staff
- Clinical Leadership
- Human Resources Staff
- Financial Leadership
But all are welcome!
At this training participants will:
- Understand the key differences between the prior guidance and the new manual and its impact on OSVs.
- Understand the specific steps necessary to demonstrate compliance and areas where health centers retain discretion.
- Learn which PINs and PALs have been replaced by the new manual and which current guidance is still effective.
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 in-house counsel to a health center as as a private attorney, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
Conference participants can earn up to 11 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.
- Prerequisites: None
- Target Audience: Health Center Executive Staff, Clinical Leadership and Human Resources Staff, but all are welcome.
- Advanced Preparation: None
- Program Level: All
- Delivery Method: Group-Live
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- 11.00 CPEFTLF 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.
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Don't mIss our Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) training, directly following a lunch break after the Demystifying the New Compliance Manual Program Requirements training. FTCA training will be held in the afternoon of February 28 and all day on March 1.
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Cost for this 1.5 Day Training:
Early bird rate (until January 26): $695 per person
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