Part I: An Overview of the FTCA Redeeming Application for CY 2021

May 29, 2020

Series Description

Many health centers take part in the professional liability coverage offered under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). From submitting the initial application for “deemed” status to implementing the program components and preparing for a site visit, the FTCA program can be complicated and confusing. Failing to comply with the FTCA program requirements can be costly for health centers and providers who can be left without any malpractice insurance.

Part I

In Part I of this two-part series, we will walk through the CY 2021 Program Assistance Letter (PAL) and discuss:

  • How to submit an FTCA deeming application
  • Changes to the application from prior years
  • Strategies and best practices
  • Common application pitfalls
REMINDER: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, HRSA has extended the CY 2021 re-deeming application cycle deadline from May 14, 2020, to July 13, 2020. All currently deemed grantees must submit a redeeming application (including applications for any subrecipients) on or before July 13, 2020 in order to be eligible to be deemed for the entirety of CY 2021 without a gap in coverage. While you have an additional sixty (60) days to complete your re-deeming applications, HRSA is strongly encouraging health centers to complete and submit deeming applications as soon as possible so that HRSA has sufficient time to issue all Notice of Deeming Actions well in advance of December 31, 2020 for calendar year 2021 deeming. According to HRSA, health centers that apply early will receive an expedited review. The EHBs began accepting applications on April 13, 2020, with applications due on or before July 13, 2020. Health centers will be able to submit supplemental deeming applications for sponsored VHPs who were not included in your re-deeming application beginning on July 31, 2020.
The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase as a stand-alone after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

All are welcome, but we think the webinars will be especially helpful for health center:

  • Executive staff
  • Clinical leadership
  • Human resources staff
  • Compliance staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is required for your CY 2021 Deeming Application
  • Recognize and avoid common application pitfalls
  • Submit your CY 2021 Deeming Application with confidence
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF 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.
Course opens: 
10/10/2019
Course expires: 
09/02/2020
Event starts: 
05/29/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
05/29/2020 - 2:00pm
Cost:
$150.00

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective and has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Together, this FTCA team has advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers.


MARTIN BREE   

Marty has dedicated his entire career to serving the needs of health centers both inside government and out. From 1998 through 2004, Marty directed the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice program, writing much of the policy that is in effect today. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. [Full Bio]

MOLLY EVANS  

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]

MATTHEW FREEDUS  

A partner with the firm, Matt represents health centers facing a variety of adverse administrative decisions and legal actions. Defending clients in all phases of administrative and judicial review, from the lowest level up to the Supreme Court, he also represents clients in affirmative litigation against states and other entities. Matt has litigated on behalf of health centers 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. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.20 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 3 of the polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within five (5) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Executive staff, Clinical leadership, Human resources staff, Compliance staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to five (5) out of seven (7) polling questions.

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).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF 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.

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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