(Recorded Webinar) Part II: Am I Covered for That?
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.
In Part II of this two-part series, we will cover the ins and outs of FTCA coverage in more depth and discuss the biggest risks for health centers, including:
- Common and emerging FTCA risk areas during COVID-19 Response
- Principles of FTCA coverage
- Gap insurance
|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 16, 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.|
All are welcome, but we think the webinars will be especially helpful for health center:
- Executive staff
- Clinical leadership
- Human resources staff
- Compliance staff
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand what Gap insurance is and when you may or may not need it
- Discuss common and emerging FTCA risk areas
- Recognize frequent coverage issues and strategies to prevent them
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.
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]
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]
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]
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