(Recorded Webinar) Part I: The Basics - SFDP 101

Duration: 90 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 1/21/2020

PART I

Part I of this webinar series will review the purpose of the Sliding Fee Discount Program (SFDP) and will focus on the basic elements applicable to all SFDPs, which set the context for more complicated arrangements.  Topics include:

  • Basic structure of the Sliding Fee Discount Schedule(s) and Nominal Fee(s)
  • Income assessment and eligibility verification processes
  • Patient notification
  • Evaluation of the SFDP
  • Establishment of the board-approved SFDP policy

Series Description

One of the main tenets of the Health Center Program is the assurance provided by each health center to its target population and community that no patient will be denied health care services due to an individual's or family’s inability to pay for such services. Design, development and implementation of an effective Sliding Fee Discount Program (SFDP) is vital to meeting this core requirement. However, the recent introduction into health centers’ scopes of more complex services and treatments and the expansion of elements required by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have led to a greater degree of difficulty in establishing a SFDP that is reasonable, operative and compliant, while achieving the goals of minimizing financial barriers and ensuring access to care.

This series of four (4) ninety (90) minute webinars will introduce participants to the basic elements of all SFDPs and will provide targeted advice and tips on the application of the SFDP to complicated situations and multi-faceted services.  

Target Audience

  • Health center executive staff
  • Financial leadership and staff, including billing and collection staff
  • Administrative / operations staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Board members
  • Other staff assisting with the development and implementation of the Sliding fee Discount Program

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the Sliding Fee Discount Program (SFDP) and the latest Federal approaches to determining SFDP compliance
  • Identify the basic elements of the SFDP
  • Analyze whether the health center’s general SFDP policy and operating procedures meet current Federal requirements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
03/11/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$225.00

MARCIE ZAKHEIM

A Partner at the firm, Marcie specializes in health care law, particularly in the areas of federal grants, grant-related requirements and grants management related to the federal health center program. Health centers turn to Marcie as a resource for knowing not only the letter of the law, but also the likely interpretation of requirements by federal policymakers, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$225.00
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