In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)
PLEASE NOTE: Day one does not start until 1:30 pm, with registration beginning at 1:00 pm.
Many health centers and their staff members rely on the professional liability coverage offered pursuant to the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) program. From submitting the initial application for “deeming” status to handling malpractice claims and preparing for a site visit, FTCA program compliance is essential.
FTCA coverage depends upon whether the services provided are:
- Within the health center’s 330 approved scope of project?
- Within the scope of employment?
- Provided to health center patients?
The answers to these questions are not simple. They often require legal analysis, interpretation of HRSA guidance and detailed understanding of medical malpractice. Failing to comply with the FTCA program requirements can be very costly for health centers and providers who can be left without any professional liability insurance for very expensive claims.
This one and a half day innovative and collaborative training lead by FTLF’s FTCA Practice Group Attorneys, Marty Bree, Molly Evans and Matthew Freedus discuss the biggest risks in FTCA coverage for health centers - from risks related to their applications and participation (either deeming or redeeming) in the FTCA program to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. This training will cover the most up-to-date FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
This session will also cover recent substantive changes in the FTCA program including the addition of FTCA coverage for volunteers, as well as the significant changes made to the deeming application to bring it into alignment with the Health Center Compliance Manual. Finally, this session will cover the most current FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in their day to day health center operations.
- Health Center Executive Staff
- Clinical Leadership
- Human Resources Staff
- Understand the Deeming and Redeeming Application process and how the processes have changed to align with the Health Center Compliance Manual;
- Understand what triggers a FTCA Site Visit and common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited;
- Review the Principles of FTCA coverage, including the newly established coverage for volunteers, and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center;
- Review best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center;
- Learn the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision; and
- Review the recent history of FTCA cases and explain the impact on health centers.
Martin J. Bree
Matthew S. Freedus
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective. FTLF has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. Molly Evans combines her current work on the FTCA program at FTLF with significant experience as in-house counsel for a large health center. Together, Marty Bree and Molly Evans have advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers. Matthew Freedus has litigated on behalf of health centers, and NACHC, on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers.
A Certificate of Attendance is available for the attendee immediately following the completion of the training by clicking "Launch Course" under the registration tab under the registration tab.
Conference participants can earn up to 11 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications. Earn an additional 14 credits by registering for the companion back-to-back training course, DeMystifying the New Compliance Manual
- 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
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell 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.learningmarket.org.
- 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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Cost for this 1 1/2 Day Training:
Early bird rate (until February 2): $695 per person
Regular registration (after February 2): $745 per person
FTLF is hosting the Program Requirements Training directly prior to the FTCA this training on February 27 and the morning of February 28. If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount. To receive this discount, check the box located at the top of this page. Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event. If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training.
Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.
All cancellations prior to January 26, 2018, will receive a full refund.
All cancellation requests received between January 27, 2018 and February 14, 2018 will receive a 50% refund.
All cancellation requests received after February 14, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.
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