(Recorded Webinar) Referral Agreements and the Health Center Program

Duration: 60 minutes
Recorded on: 03/29/2023

Do you need support navigating the HRSA requirements regarding referral agreements?  Do you want to learn strategies to confirm that your health center’s referral agreements include the required elements?

Confusion regarding referral agreements in the health center program is common and is often the basis for non-compliance findings.  

During this webinar the presenter will summarize the required elements of referral agreements, with a deep dive into certain elements that often are misunderstood, such as the referral provider’s obligation to discount fees.  The presenter will share strategies to achieve compliance and will provide a broad referral agreement checklist, as well as several sample terms. 

In this webinar, the presenter discusses the answers to commonly asked questions, like: 

  • Are written referral agreements required for each referral relationship?
  • Do the requirements applicable to referral agreements extend to a health center’s inpatient continuity of care arrangements?
  • What are the necessary elements of a referral agreement?
  • Must the referral provider discount its fees?
  • How do I distinguish a referral agreement (i.e., Form 5A column III) from a contract (i.e., Form 5A column II) for in-scope services?

Target Audience

  • Health Center Executive Staff
  • Administrative/Operations Leadership and Staff
  • Compliance Officers
  • Contract Management Staff
  • Other Staff Assisting with HRSA Compliance and/or OSV Preparation    

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the intersection as between a health center’s Form 5A and the required referral agreements.
  • Identify which of your health center’s referral relationships require a HRSA-compliant referral agreement.
  • Confirm that your health center’s referral agreements include the HRSA-mandated provisions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Carrie Riley

Carrie Riley is a Partner in the health law practice group. She counsels a wide variety of health care clients, including Title X grantees and subrecipients 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]

Certificates of Attendance: We verify attendance upon completion of a webinar (live or recorded version) and will only issue certificates in the name of the account holder enrolled in the course. If you need to document attendance for someone other than the account holder, we provide blank Certificates of Attendance for a supervisor to sign and certify that a different individual viewed the course. 

Group Attendance: Due to the online nature of webinars, we cannot verify participation by more than one person. For groups, we provide an attendance record form and blank Certificates of Attendance to record attendance at a group viewing session and document each individual's participation. We recommend that a supervisor or colleague sign the certificate to certify attendance. 

Read more about maintaining an attendance record in our FAQs.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


Please login or register to take this course.


Recorded webinars are available for 90 days after the date of purchase or date of the webinar. Once posted to your account, you can view this webinar anytime on-demand during the access period identified in your purchase confirmation. For additional information on viewing and accessing webinars, view our full terms and conditions here.


If you pay by credit card or PayPal, you will be able to access the recorded webinar immediately (unless the live webinar has not yet occurred). If you pay by check, we will grant access to the recording when we receive your check. You will receive a confirmation email once access is granted. Feldesman reserves the right to suspend access to the webinar if payment is not received within 30 days. For more information on payments and registration, please visit our FAQ page.


No refunds will be provided for recorded webinars. Feldesman can transfer a registration to someone else within your organization or, provided you have not already viewed the webinar, transfer the registration to another on-demand program. Where the registration fee for the new webinar is higher, you must also pay the difference between the original course and the new course registration fee at the time of transfer. Administrative fees may also apply. If your organization purchased a webinar under the account of a staff member who no longer works for your organization, please contact us. View our full policy on refunds and cancellations here.

Required Hardware/Software

Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the preferred browsers.