Contract Essentials: How to Protect Your Health Center from Unfavorable Terms and Conditions

March 20, 2024 to March 22, 2024

This three-day virtual training has been specifically designed for health center staff seeking to improve their professional skills in reviewing and negotiating contracts entered by their health center.  The curriculum addresses both the general terms found in all types of legal agreements as well as the regulatory issues arising for health centers in contractual arrangements.

The training will include:

  • Sessions on contracts law fundamentals; common contract terms; HRSA contract requirements; privacy and confidentiality, risk management, and intellectual property considerations; and federal fraud and abuse laws;
  • Best practices across the contract lifecycle for contract management, procurement, and record retention; and
  • Small group exercises with peers to practice the application of knowledge gained from education sessions.

Participants will gain knowledge to more confidently review and negotiate contracts, structure contractual arrangements to comply with legal requirements, and protect health centers from a vendor’s breach or other actions that result in potential liabilities.

Target Audience

  • Health Center Executives
  • Health Center Managers and Directors
  • Health Center Contract and Grants Management Staff
  • Health Center Legal Counsel and Paraprofessionals
  • Compliance Officers and Compliance Professionals

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Confidently review terms and conditions contained in health center contracts
  • Identify potential regulatory considerations arising from health center contracts
  • Implement best practices to better manage contracts across the contracting lifecycle
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.80 CPE
    FTLF 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.
Course opens: 
12/08/2023
Course expires: 
04/23/2024
Event starts: 
03/20/2024 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
03/22/2024 - 4:00pm EDT
Cost:
$1,999.00

Agenda

Virtual Classroom
March 20 - 22, 2024
*Agenda times are all ET*
 

Day 1

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
11:00 am - 11:15 amWelcome and Overview
11:15 am - 12:30 pmContract Law Fundamentals
  • Types of contracts
  • Sources of contract law
  • Contract formation
  • Consideration
  • Offer and acceptance
  • Performance
  • Remedies
  • Unlawful contracts 
12:30 pm - 12:45 pmBreak
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmKey Contract Terms
  • Parties
  • Recitals
  • Definitions
  • Representations
  • Scope of Services
  • Term
  • Termination
  • Default/Breach/Cure
  • Force Majeure
  • Dispute Resolution (Arbitration/Mediation/Litigation)
  • Notices
  • Choice of laws
  • Venue/Jurisdiction
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm - 3:45 pmContract Management Across the Contracting Lifecycle
  • Contract Review Procedures
  • Conflict of Interest Considerations
  • Contract Management
  • Record Retention and Destruction
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmWrap-Up and Discussion
 

Day 2

Thursday, March 21, 2024
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
11:00 am - 11:15 amDay 1 Recap and Quiz
11:15 am - 12:30 pmConfidentiality and Privacy Provisions
  • Disclosures of Confidential and Proprietary Information
  • Disclosures of Protected Health Information
  • Business Associate Requirements
12:30 pm - 12:45 pmBreak
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmRisk Management
  • Types of Liability
  • Insurance Coverage (General, Professional)
  • FTCA Considerations
  • Indemnification Provisions
  • Limitations on Liability Provisions
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmInformation Technology (IT) and Intellectual Property (IP) Considerations
  • Data Rights
  • Licensure and Ownership
  • Warranties and Representations
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmGroup Activity I: Issue Spotting Exercise
 

Day 3

Friday, March 22, 2024
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
11:00 am - 11:15 amDay 2 Recap and Quiz
11:15 am - 12:30 pmHRSA Contract Requirements
  • Chapter 12 of HRSA Compliance Manual
  • Procurement Requirements
  • Mandatory Contract Provisions
    • Monitoring, audit and reporting requirements
    • Record retention and access rights
    • Property management
12:30 pm - 12:45 pmBreak
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmFinancial Considerations
  • Overview of Fraud & Abuse Laws (Stark, AKS) 
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements 
  • Space and Equipment Leases
  • Excluded Providers
  • Tax Exempt Law Considerations
  • Antitrust Law Considerations
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmDiscounts and Donations to Health Centers
  • AKS Federally-Funded Health Center Safe Harbor
  • Community Benefit Grant Agreements
  • Discounted Pricing
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmGroup Activity II: Case Studies
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmWrap-Up and Discussion

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

This live, interactive training will take place in the Feldesman Training Solutions Virtual Classroom, hosted by Zoom.  Should you have any technical questions or would like more information, please contact us at training@feldesman.com or 1-855-200-3822.

Molly Evans  

Molly Evans is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group. She 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]

Adam Falcone

Adam J. Falcone is a Partner in the firm's national health law practice group, where he counsels a diverse spectrum of community-based organizations that render primary and behavioral healthcare services. Adam counsels clients on a wide range of health law issues, with a focus on fraud and abuse, reimbursement and payment, and antitrust and competition matters. [Full Bio]

Carrie Riley

Carrie Riley is a Partner in the firm's health care practice group. 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. Prior to going to law school, Carrie worked at a Title X regional training center for several years. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 11.8 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center Executives, Health Center Managers and Directors, Health Center Contract and Grants Management Staff, Health Center Legal Counsel and Paraprofessionals, Compliance Officers and Compliance Professionals
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Feldesman Leifer LLP 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 www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 12.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.80 CPE
    FTLF 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.

Price

Cost:
$1,999.00
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