(Recorded Webinar) Screening Employees, Board Members and Vendors: Creating an Exclusion and Debarment Screening Procedure to Protect Your Health Center

Duration: 50 minutes
Recorded on: 8/9/2022

This webinar is the first of three parts in FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.


There are numerous reasons that an individual or entity may be excluded from participating in federal or state health care programs – from committing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, unlawfully dispensing controlled substances or defaulting on education loans or scholarships. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the System for Award Management (SAM) and most state Medicaid agencies regularly publish lists of excluded individuals and entities.

Health care entities, including health centers, are responsible for reviewing these lists to ensure that their employees, volunteers, Board members, contractors and vendors have not been excluded. Health care entities must respond appropriately if an individual or entity is listed. Common compliance challenges related to exclusion screening in health centers include:

  • Determining who should be screened: Providers? C-Suite? All employees? Board members? Volunteers? Students? Vendors/contractors?
  • Assigning responsibility for screening: Human Resources? Credentialing? Finance? Compliance? Outsourcing? 
  • Determining the frequency of screening: Upon hire? Annually? Monthly?
  • Developing a procedure for responding: Should the employee be taken off the schedule? Can the employee continue to work in a non-clinical capacity? Should the health center disclose to the government?

In this webinar we will review the various exclusion lists, explain strategies for limiting risk related to affiliating with an excluded individual or entity, and discuss key provisions for your organization’s exclusion screening policy and procedure.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • Grants Managers
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Credentialing

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand what can lead an individual or entity to be excluded from federal health care programs
  • Develop a clear, comprehensive exclusion screening policy and procedure that includes screening of prospective and current employees, Board members and other volunteers, vendors and contractors 
  • Determine whether to outsource the exclusion screening function and understand the government’s expectations for ongoing oversight of exclusion screening vendors  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
08/15/2022
Course expires: 
01/01/2025
Cost:
$175.00

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]

DIANNE PLEDGIE

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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This webinar is the first of three parts in FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.


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