Start Date: 5/16/2018 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 5/17/2018 5:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: TPCA Conference Center Location:
710 Spence Lane
Nashville, TN United States 37217
Tennessee Primary Care Association
Wednesday, May 16th from 1:00pm until 5:00pm (Central)
Thursday, May 17th from 8:30am until 4:30pm (Central)
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, 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 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.
Molly Shuttleworth Evans
is a partner at the firm and practices in the health care group. She assists community health centers with regulatory, transactional, corporate compliance and risk management matters. Ms. Evans also regularly counsels health centers on patient privacy and confidentiality. Ms. Evans previously served as in-house counsel at a large community health center. As in-house counsel, Ms. Evans had primary responsibility for identifying and managing the legal risk issues, as well as for providing legal advice in the areas of transactional and regulatory health care, corporate compliance, nonprofit governance, employment and risk management, including patient safety.
Matthew S. Freedus
is a partner at the firm and practices in its health care and litigation groups. He advises and represents corporate clients in a wide range civil and administrative enforcement matters, including government audits and investigations. He also assists clients with internal investigations and compliance programs to prevent or mitigate the risk of such enforcement actions. Before joining the firm, Mr. Freedus served as a judge advocate in the United States Navy and represented service members facing charges of espionage, mishandling of classified information, homicide, fraud, and larceny, among others.