Part I: An Overview of the FTCA Redeeming Application for CY 2020

June 11, 2019

Series Description

Many health centers take part in the professional liability coverage offered under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). From submitting the initial application for “deemed” status to implementing the program components and preparing for a site visit, the FTCA program can be complicated and confusing. Failing to comply with the FTCA program requirements can be costly for health centers and providers who can be left without any malpractice insurance.

Part I

In Part I of this two-part series, we will walk through the CY 2020 Program Assistance Letter (PAL) and discuss:

  • How to submit an FTCA deeming application
  • Changes to the application from prior years
  • Strategies and best practices
  • Common application pitfalls
REMINDER: HRSA’s EHB system will begin receiving CY 2020 deeming applications on May 17, 2019. All currently deemed grantees must submit a redeeming application (including applications for any subrecipients) on or before July 1, 2019 in order to be eligible to be deemed for the entirety of CY 2020 without a gap in coverage.
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    Target Audience

    All are welcome, but we think the webinars will be especially helpful for health center:

    • Executive staff
    • Clinical leadership
    • Human resources staff
    • Compliance staff

    Learning Objectives

    After this webinar, you will be able to:

    • Understand what is required for your CY 2020 Deeming Application
    • Recognize and avoid common application pitfalls
    • Submit your CY 2020 Deeming Application with confidence
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.50 Certificate of Attendance
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    Event starts: 
    06/11/2019 - 1:00pm EDT
    Event ends: 
    06/11/2019 - 2:30pm EDT

    Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP (FTLF) is the leader in health center law and FTCA training from a legal perspective and has led trainings across the country for health centers of all sizes. Together, this FTCA team has advised and counseled hundreds of health centers on the day-to-day FTCA-related issues that arise for health centers.


    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. Marty Bree has more than thirty years of experience working with health centers and the FTCA Program. [Full Bio]


    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]


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

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