(Recorded Webinar) COVID-19 & Telehealth Implications for FQHCs
On March 6, 2020, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law, making $8.3 billion in emergency funding available for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in this total is $100 million in new funds to help community health centers prevent, prepare for, and respond to the new virus.
In addition to funding, the Act also introduces enhanced flexibility relating to the use of telehealth. For example, it provides a waiver of certain Medicare telehealth legal requirements. As for Medicaid, states may use their flexibility in managing the program to increase access to services through telehealth—during the emergency, or on a permanent basis. This is all in addition to the Program Assistance Letter (PAL) released in January by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) regarding telehealth and its relationship to the scope of project under a community health center’s Public Health Service Act grant.
In this complimentary webinar, we will describe the new telehealth flexibilities in the Appropriations Act and PAL 2020-01, discuss the President's recent national emergency declaration, and explain the broader impact of each on health centers.
- Health Center Executive Staff
- Clinical Leadership
- Quality and Credentialing/Privileging Staff
- Financial Leadership and Staff
- Compliance Officers
- Administrative / Operations Leadership and Staff
- Board members
After this webinar, you will be better able to:
- Understand where health centers have additional flexibility to provide services using telehealth methods
- Describe new funding available to health centers under the Appropriations Act
- Discuss how health centers are impacted by the new Appropriations Act and the declaration of a national emergency
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]
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]
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