Medicare and Medicaid Changes for FQHCs in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023

January 19, 2023

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA 2023), signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022, contains several significant Medicare changes for Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that will either remove longstanding coverage restrictions or further extend flexibilities that were introduced during the COVID-19 public health emergency. These are welcome changes that will enable health centers to provide more comprehensive mental health services and technology-based services to Medicare beneficiaries. You can read more about CAA 2023 in our recent Client Alert here.

In this webinar, Susannah Vance Gopalan will review the Medicare changes for FQHCs in CAA 2023, focusing on

  1. The addition of mental health counselors’ services and marriage and family therapists’ services to the Medicare “FQHC services” benefit (effective January 1, 2024)
  2. The extension of FQHCs’ status as Medicare distant site telehealth providers to December 31, 2024 (as well as other Medicare telehealth extensions)
  3. The creation of a new Medicare mental health benefit, “intensive outpatient services,” which FQHCs and RHCs will be eligible to provide (effective January 1, 2024)

The changes will also help to reduce the discrepancies between Medicare’s coverage of mental health and telehealth services in FQHCs with some State Medicaid programs’ broader coverage in these areas. 

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • C-Suite
  • Clinical managers
  • Billing, revenue cycle, and finance managers

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand how health centers can expand their mental health service offering for Medicare beneficiaries, effective in 2024
  • Describe how the Medicaid program, and services to dual eligible beneficiaries, will be impacted by the Medicare changes in CAA 2023
  • Identify authorities (and billing mechanics and rates) for providing telehealth and telecommunications-based services in Medicare
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: 
11/30/2022
Course expires: 
02/20/2023
Event starts: 
01/19/2023 - 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/19/2023 - 2:00pm EST
Cost:
$175.00

SUSANNAH VANCE GOPALAN

Susannah is a Partner in the firm’s health law practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. Susannah brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [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 5 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 two (2) weeks.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: C-Suite; Clinical managers; Billing, revenue cycle, and finance managers
  • 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 three (3) out of five (5) 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:
$175.00
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