Part 1: The Basics – SFDP 101

August 21, 2023

This webinar is part 1 of 3 in "The Sliding Fee Discount Program: Updates and Developments" webinar series. To purchase the full series, click here.

Every health center must establish a Sliding Fee Discount Program (SFDP) that is both effective in minimizing financial barriers to care while remaining reasonable and compliant with HRSA requirements. Part 1 of this webinar series will focus on the basic, HRSA-required SFDP elements, consistent with the Health Center Program Compliance Manual.  Participants will also explore the common “high-risk” areas of non-compliance related to these core SFDP requirements. Topics include, but may not be limited to:

  • Establishing, evaluating and updated the SFDP, the Sliding Fee Discount Schedule(s) and Nominal Fee(s)
  • Determining when and how to establish multiple Sliding Fee Discount Schedules
  • Conducting income assessment and eligibility verification processes
  • Notifying patients of the availability of the SFDP
  • Establishing the Board-approved SFDP policy
The on-demand version of this webinar series will be available for purchase one week after the conclusion of the live webinar series. 

Target Audience

  • Health Center executive staff
  • Financial leadership and staff, including billing and collection staff
  • Administrative / operations staff
  • Compliance officers
  • Contracting personnel
  • Other staff assisting with the development and implementation of the Sliding fee Discount Program

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of the SFDP and the latest federal approaches to determining SFDP compliance;
  • Identify the basic HRSA-required SFDP elements and the elements that pose the greatest risk of non-compliance; and
  • Analyze whether your health center’s general SFDP policy and operating procedures meet current federal requirements
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/21/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
08/21/2023 - 2:15pm EDT

Marcie Zakheim

A Partner at the firm, Marcie specializes in health care law, particularly in the areas of federal grants, grant-related requirements and grants management related to the federal health center program. Health centers turn to Marcie as a resource for knowing not only the letter of the law, but also the likely interpretation of requirements by federal policymakers, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.50 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


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  1. Answer at least 5 of the 7 polling questions during the webinar
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  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center executive staff, financial leadership and staff, including billing and collection staff, administrative/operations staff, compliance officers, contracting personnel, and other staff assisting with the development and implementation of the Sliding Fee Discount Program
  • 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 five (5) out of seven (7) polling questions.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 Certificate of Attendance
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