Medicare for FQHCs

February 13, 2023 to February 15, 2023

Please Note: This training is limited to community health centers and look-alikes. If you are not affiliated with a health center and would like to attend, please contact us.

NEW: This training will cover recent updates to the Medicare program, including:
  1. Changes in Medicare coverage of / payment for behavioral health services that will take effect 1/1/24, due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023; and
  2. Expansion of Medicare-covered care management services, including the addition of chronic pain management as an FQHC care management service in CY2023.

As the Medicare population continues to grow and the complexity of the program increases, health center leadership and operational teams need to improve their Medicare expertise in order to optimize care for Medicare patients, maximize Medicare payment, and avoid Medicare compliance pitfalls. Medicare has played a key role in health centers’ operational stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing for payment for COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments and leading the way for other payors on telehealth coverage and payment for FQHCs.

In this three-day intensive training, Susannah Vance Gopalan will team up with Rebekah Wallace Pardeck of Achieve Revenue Management. On Day 1, we will cover basics of Medicare for FQHCs, such as covered services within the Medicare FQHC benefit, Medicare conditions for coverage, and the structure of the prospective payment system (PPS). 

Day 2 will focus on payment issues such as establishing “G code” charges for FQHC visits, billing the Medicare program for services that fall outside the FQHC benefit, and obtaining payment for services to dual eligible (Medicare-Medicaid) beneficiaries. 

During Day 3, the presenters will consider strategic decisions health center leaders can make to optimize care for Medicare patients in health centers. Among other topics, we will address telehealth and virtual communication services and obtaining supplemental (“wraparound”) payments from Medicare for services provided to Medicare Advantage enrollees.

Target Audience

  • Health Center CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • Revenue cycle managers and billing managers

Learning Objectives

After this training you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Medicare FQHC benefit 
  • Describe common billing and coding challenges
  • Identify strategies to provide more effective care for Medicare patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.75 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/13/2023 - 11:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/15/2023 - 3:00pm EST


FTLF Virtual Classroom
Monday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 15, 2023
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*

Day 1 - Medicare FQHC Program Fundamentals

Monday, February 13, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Conditions for Coverage
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.The Medicare FQHC PPS: A Legal Overview
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Covered Benefit; "Visit" Definition
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Telehealth & Virtual Communication Services
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Coinsurance Considerations

Day 2 - Additional FQHC Payment Considerations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.Enrollment and Revalidation
11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Establishing Payment "G" Code Charges
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.Billing Under Medicare Part B
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.The End of the PHE: Medicare Changes for FQHCs
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Dual Eligible Patients
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Medicare Secondary Payor

Day 3 - Advancing Medicare in the FQHC

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Care Management Services
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Enrolling as Multiple Provider Types
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.FQHCs and Medicare Service Delivery Systems (Managed Care, ACOs, PACE) 
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Medicare Advantage: Criteria for Obtaining Supplemental Payments ("Wraparound)
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Wrap-Up


This live, interactive training will take place in FTLF's Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at or 1-855-200-3822.


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]

REBEKAH WALLACE PARDECK (Achieve Revenue Management, LLC)

President and Owner of Achieve Revenue Management, LLC, Rebekah has more than 20 years of coding, revenue cycle management, operations, and training experience. She provides training and revenue cycle management services to federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, and medical practices and community health centers.

Previously, Rebekah worked for over a decade as a consultant with a national accounting firm and as the director of operations for management service organizations and hospital-owned multispecialty physician practices. She is experienced in consulting on professional revenue cycle analysis and enhancement, medical practice operations, patient flow redesign, business process improvement and development, staffing analysis and redesign, practice efficiency and productivity and educational sessions and training. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 3.40 CPE credits per day in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Revenue cycle managers and billing managers
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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Available Credit

  • 9.75 Certificate of Attendance
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