(Recorded Webinar) Implementing Affiliations within the Bounds of HRSA Restrictions: Exploring the Range of Opportunities

Duration: 51 minutes
Recorded on: 11/3/2022

Health centers often seek to affiliate with other entities in an effort to expand services and health center resources. There is a broad spectrum of opportunities, ranging from corporate consolidation, such as merger, to the purchase of administrative and/or clinical support services. Health centers must, however, scrutinize whether and how such opportunities are restricted by virtue of the HRSA programmatic requirements.  

As a transactional attorney at Feldesman for over 15 years, Carrie Riley has assisted hundreds of health centers explore and implement affiliation opportunities. During this webinar, Carrie will answer the below 10 most frequently asked questions and touch upon common pitfalls and innovative strategies: 

  1. Can a health center be a subsidiary to another non-profit corporation?
  2. What is the difference between an acquisition and a merger?  
  3. Can a health center merge with another health center?  Can a health center merge with a non-profit corporation that isn’t a health center?  
  4. What is the process for transferring a health center grant?  
  5. Can another non-profit corporation appoint members to the health center’s governing board? 
  6. Can a health center contract for management staff and/or administrative services? 
  7. Can a health center accept a grant or loan from a hospital?
  8. When must HRSA approve an affiliation? 
  9. What are some collaboration models that often set the foundation for a future more integrated affiliation relationship?  
  10. What is the best process to kick off the planning process to explore affiliation opportunities?  

Target Audience

  • Health Center Executive Staff (CEO and COO)
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • In-House Legal Counsel
  • Contract Management Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key features to a merger and acquisition
  • Understand the HRSA requirements applicable to maintaining an autonomous governing board 
  • Describe whether and how a health center can operate as a subsidiary 
  • Describe the HRSA requirements applicable to procuring clinical and administrative support services
  • Implement tools to develop a collaborative relationship with another entity
Course summary
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Carrie Riley is a Partner in the health law, non-profit and corporate law, and federal grants law practice groups. 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. [Full Bio]

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