(Recorded Webinar) Health Center Mergers
Health centers today operate in an increasingly crowded health care landscape, often competing for personnel as well as patients. A common approach to address challenges like provider shortages, in primary care or specialties, is by joining forces with other provider groups or organizations, including: hospitals, health systems, other ambulatory care facilities, behavioral health facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
There are many different collaboration models that allow health centers to support and improve the provision of quality health care services to all populations in their community. Increasingly, health centers are looking to merge with another health center or a non-health center as both a means to enhance operations and reduce expenses.
For health centers considering such a move, it is critical to closely consider federal requirements from the Department of Health and Human Services. In particular, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has a robust prior approval process for transferring a Section 330 grant pursuant to a merger. This webinar will discuss relevant merger considerations, including common questions like:
- How will this impact your scope of project?
- Will you need to make adjustments to your governing board?
- What does this mean for your current staffing arrangements?
- Is there property or equipment in which the government retains a federal interest?
- Executive Team: CEOs, CFOs, and COOs
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the corporate consolidation models
- Identify and address key questions to assess the viability of a merger
- Address governance-related considerations
- Understand the “successor-in-interest” (“SII”) grant transfer process, including associated HRSA approvals
Carrie Bill Riley
Carrie Bill Riley is a Partner in the health law practice group. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipeints, and other private and public health care providers, on contracting, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement matters. Carrie also provides counsel on transactional matters, including formation and agreements for multi-provider affiliations/joint ventures, general contracting, and residency training arrangements. Prior to going to law school, Carrie worked at a Title X regional training center for several years. [Full Bio]
A Partner with the firm in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Scott advises clients on matters of federal grant law, government contract law, and health care law. Scott assists clients with the myriad requirements that apply upon acceptance of federal grant funding, including the administrative requirements and cost principles established in the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars that preceded the Uniform Guidance, and program-specific statutory and regulatory funding conditions. [Full Bio]
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