In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

Mesa, AZ US
February 28, 2018 to March 1, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Day one does not start until 1:30 pm, with registration beginning at 1:00 pm.

Many health centers and their staff members rely on the professional liability coverage offered pursuant to the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) program. From submitting the initial application for “deeming” status to handling malpractice claims and preparing for a site visit, FTCA program compliance is essential.

FTCA coverage depends upon whether the services provided are:

  • Within the health center’s 330 approved scope of project?
  • Within the scope of employment?
  • Provided to health center patients?

The answers to these questions are not simple. They often require legal analysis, interpretation of HRSA guidance and detailed understanding of medical malpractice. Failing to comply with the FTCA program requirements can be very costly for health centers and providers who can be left without any professional liability insurance for very expensive claims.

This one and a half day innovative and collaborative training lead by FTLF’s FTCA Practice Group Attorneys, Marty Bree, Molly Evans and Matthew Freedus discuss the biggest risks in FTCA coverage for health centers - from risks related to their applications and participation (either deeming or redeeming) in the FTCA program to common concerns around the complex set of rules on which FTCA coverage is based. This training will cover the most up-to-date FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

This session will also cover recent substantive changes in the FTCA program including the addition of FTCA coverage for volunteers, as well as the significant changes made to the deeming application to bring it into alignment with the Health Center Compliance Manual. Finally, this session will cover the most current FTCA "hot issues" that health centers across the country face in their day to day health center operations.

Target Audience

  • Health Center Executive Staff
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Human Resources Staff


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Deeming and Redeeming Application process and how the processes have changed to align with the Health Center Compliance Manual;
  • Understand what triggers a FTCA Site Visit and common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited;
  • Review the Principles of FTCA coverage, including the newly established coverage for volunteers, and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center;
  • Review best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center;
  • Learn the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision; and
  • Review the recent history of FTCA cases and explain the impact on health centers.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/28/2018 - 4:00pm EST
Event ends: 
03/01/2018 - 5:30pm EST
Hilton Phoenix/Mesa
1011 W Holmes Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
United States

FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $199 per night. You can make your reservations online or by calling (800) 774-1500.  The discounted rate expires January 20, 2018.

Martin Bree   

Marty has dedicated his entire career to serving the needs of health centers both inside government and out. From 1998 through 2004, Marty directed the Health Center Federal Tort Claims Act medical malpractice program, writing much of the policy that is in effect today. Serving in an of counsel role for the firm, Marty’s clients benefit from that government experience. [Full Bio]

Molly Evans  

A partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

Matthew Freedus  

Matthew, a partner with the firm, represents health centers facing a variety of adverse administrative decisions and legal actions. Matthew defends clients in all phases of administrative review and judicial review, from the lowest level up to the Supreme Court, and also represents clients in affirmative litigation against states and other entities. [Full Bio]

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective. FTLF has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. Molly Evans combines her current work on the FTCA program at FTLF with significant experience as in-house counsel for a large health center. Together, Marty Bree and Molly Evans have advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers. Matthew Freedus has litigated on behalf of health centers, and NACHC, on a variety of issues, including denials of deeming applications and the scope of FTCA coverage for malpractice actions brought against health centers and their providers. 

A Certificate of Attendance is available for the attendee immediately following the completion of the training by clicking "Launch Course" under the registration tab under the registration tab.

Conference participants can earn up to 11 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications.  Earn an additional 14 credits by registering for the companion back-to-back training course, DeMystifying the New Compliance Manual  


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Executive Staff, Clinical Leadership and Human Resources Staff, but all are welcome.
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live 

CPE-transparentFeldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Available Credit

  • 10.00 Certificate of Attendance


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Cost for this 1 1/2 Day Training:

Early bird rate (until February 2): $695 per person

Regular registration (after February 2): $745 per person 

FTLF is hosting the Program Requirements Training directly prior to the FTCA this training on February 27 and the morning of February 28.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, check the box located at the top of this page.  Available payment methods include purchase order, check, and credit card. Payment for this live training is due 2 weeks before the start of the event. If payment is not received in full 2 weeks prior to the start of the event, your order will be cancelled and you will be denied entrance to the training. 

Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations prior to January 26, 2018, will receive a full refund.

All cancellation requests received between January 27, 2018 and February 14, 2018 will receive a 50% refund.

All cancellation requests received after February 14, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.

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