(Recorded Webinar) FTCA Coverage for Virtual Services

Duration: 60 minutes
Webinar recorded on: 5/11/2020

This webinar is part of the Navigating Telehealth for FQHCs During COVID-19 webinar series and can be purchased individually or as part of the series. To purchase the full series, click here.


Health centers are rapidly shifting their provision of services to a telehealth modality in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For health centers that are deemed pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), it is essential to carefully consider which telehealth activities will be covered by FTCA. 

Notwithstanding HRSA’s recent clarifications regarding the intersection of telehealth and FTCA, there remain several key areas of risk, particularly with regard to telehealth visits with non-health center patients. An understanding of the FTCA statute, regulations, and guidance is essential to navigate and reduce such risk. 

On this webinar, we will explore FTCA coverage for the provision of in-scope services via telehealth, incorporating lessons learned from prior FTCA litigation and HRSA’s latest informal guidance. This webinar will further describe how you can best ensure malpractice liability protection for your health center and staff members, both in regard to the provision of services that specifically respond to COVID-19 (e.g., testing services) and in regard to providing general in-scope services remotely (e.g., behavioral health services).

Target Audience

  • New Health Center Staff
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CEOs, COOs, CMOs
  • Grants Managers
  • Human Resources Managers and Staff
  • Anyone who works on deeming applications

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand which services related to COVID-19 provided via telehealth modalities are most likely to be covered (or not);
  • Discuss emerging risks related to FTCA program compliance while utilizing telehealth modalities
  • Identify strategies to ensure FTCA coverage for your health center when providing services via telehealth modalities
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
05/12/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$150.00

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]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance

Price

Cost:
$150.00
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