Medicare for FQHCs

October 15, 2024 to October 17, 2024

Please Note: This training is limited to community health centers and look-alikes. If you are not affiliated with a health center and would like to attend, please contact us.

As the Medicare population continues to grow and the complexity of the program increases, health center leadership and operational teams need to improve their Medicare expertise in order to optimize care for Medicare patients, maximize Medicare payment, and avoid Medicare compliance pitfalls. Medicare has played a key role in health centers’ operational stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing for payment for COVID-19 vaccinations and treatments and leading the way for other payors on telehealth coverage and payment for FQHCs.

This three-day intensive training, led by attorney Susannah Vance Gopalan and Rebekah Wallace Pardeck of Achieve Revenue Management, will help health center personnel address challenges and identify opportunities in serving Medicare patients. Topics addressed include the following:

  • Basics of Medicare for FQHCs
  • Covered services within the Medicare FQHC benefit
  • Medicare conditions for coverage
  • The Medicare FQHC PPS
  • Establishing G code charges
  • Services that fall outside of the FQHC benefit
  • The Medicare FQHC cost report – why it is still important
  • Medicare Part A and Part B enrollment
  • Coordination of benefits for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible beneficiaries
  • Payment from Medicare Advantage plans
  • Medicare coinsurance considerations
  • Beyond core FQHC services: new Medicare opportunities for health centers (e.g., care management services, behavioral health additions)

Participants can expect to leave the training with a greater understanding of how to structure health center provider enrollment policies, billing and coding practices, fee schedules, and service offerings in order to provide effective care for Medicare patients.

Target Audience

  • Health Center CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • Revenue cycle managers and billing managers

Learning Objectives

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Medicare FQHC benefit 
  • Describe common billing and coding challenges
  • Identify strategies to provide more effective care for Medicare patients
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 9.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.40 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: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2024 - 11:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/17/2024 - 3:00pm EDT


Virtual Classroom
October 15 - 17, 2024
*Agenda times are all ET and subject to change*

Day 1

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.Conditions for Coverage
11:30 - 12:15 p.m.Covered Benefit
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Covered Benefit (cont.)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.PPS Overview & Basics
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Coinsurance Considerations

Day 2

Wednesday, October 16, 2024
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:20 a.m.Enrolling/Revalidating
11:20 - 12:15 p.m.Establishing Payment "G" Code Charges
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Billing Under Part B
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Dual Eligible Patients
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Medicare Secondary Payor

Day 3

Thursday, October 17, 2024
11:00 a.m. -  3:00 p.m. ET
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.Telehealth
11:45 - 12:15 p.m.Other Virtual Communication Services
12:15 - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.Multiple Providers
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.Establishing Medicare Advantage Wrap
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.Wrap-Up


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 or 1-855-200-3822.

Susannah Vance Gopalan

Susannah Vance Gopalan is a Partner in the firm’s Health Care practice group where she focuses on health care litigation and regulatory counseling, with a focus on Medicaid and Medicare payment, financing, and compliance issues. She brings regulatory expertise to bear when advising clients and pursuing litigation on their behalf. She has experience negotiating Medicaid waivers and managed care arrangements on behalf of providers, provider associations, and governmental entities. She represented a group of providers in reaching a settlement in major Medicaid litigation. [Full Bio]

Rebekah Wallace Pardeck (Achieve Revenue Management, LLC)

President and Owner of Achieve Revenue Management, LLC, Rebekah has more than 20 years of coding, revenue cycle management, operations, and training experience. She provides training and revenue cycle management services to federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, and medical practices and community health centers.

Previously, Rebekah worked for over a decade as a consultant with a national accounting firm and as the director of operations for management service organizations and hospital-owned multispecialty physician practices. She is experienced in consulting on professional revenue cycle analysis and enhancement, medical practice operations, patient flow redesign, business process improvement and development, staffing analysis and redesign, practice efficiency and productivity and educational sessions and training. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 11.40 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.


  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: Health Center CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Revenue cycle managers and billing managers
  • 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 (formerly

Available Credit

  • 9.75 Certificate of Attendance
  • 11.40 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.


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