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An In-Depth Look at Federal Tort Claims Act (San Diego, CA)

May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

May 3 & 4, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 1:00 pm – 5 pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 8 am – 5 pm 
PLEASE NOTE: Day one does not start until 1 pm, with registration beginning at noon.
Operating a health center within the confines of the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) has never been more challenging. The myriad of requirements, involvement of various agencies, coupled with increased accountability and responsibility can make providing health care services to your patients a risky proposition. This training provides information from trusted and experienced health center attorneys, Marty Bree and Matthew Freedus, who for years have provided advice and counsel on the day-to-day issues which arise around FTCA at health centers. It will also provide needed opportunities for you to share ideas and best practices with your colleagues from across the country.
Description of Training Content:
In this live, hands-on training, we’ll 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.
Topics we will cover include:

Deeming and Redeeming Applications – FTCA coverage is contingent on approval of an annual deeming application by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). For many health centers, these deeming application requirements have become increasingly more challenging to meet. From credentialing and privileging to referral tracking, HRSA deeming requirements can be complicated and confusing. It is essential for health centers to understand these deeming requirements so that they can get them right.
Site Visits – HRSA has begun conducting random FTCA site visits to both initial applicants and deemed grantees. According to the 2015 deeming PAL, if a site visit results in a finding of a lack of implementation of the FTCA program requirements, it may be grounds for a negative deeming determination– leaving the health center without malpractice coverage. During these two and one-half day site visits, HRSA reviews implementation of health center programs related to risk management, QI/QA activities and the health center’s credentialing and privileging program. We will discuss how to prepare for and be successful in these FTCA site visits. We will also discuss common issues that arise for health centers when these programs are audited.
Principles of Coverage – Once deemed, a health center must operate within the confines of the FTCA program requirements to ensure that its activities are covered. In most cases, only services provided to a health center patient within the scope of project of the health center and the scope of employment of the provider are covered by FTCA. If any of these elements is missing, the health center could be jeopardizing its FTCA coverage. We will review the principles of FTCA coverage and discuss common pitfalls and potential liabilities and risks for your health center.
FTCA Claims Process – After a claim has been filed against your health center, you must take certain deliberate steps to access coverage under the FTCA. Health centers that do not go through these required steps may be putting their FTCA coverage at risk. We will discuss best practices in the FTCA claims process and discuss those actions that could jeopardize coverage for your health center.
Gap Insurance – Do you need Gap Insurance? How do you know? In this session we will discuss the types of insurance available and the decision-making process a health center needs to use to make an informed decision.
FTCA Case Law – Since the inception of the FTCA Program the courts have made significant rulings that affect health centers’ FTCA protection. This session will review the history of these decisions and explain the impact on the health center.

Martin J. Bree, Esq., Of Counsel, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Matthew S. Freedus, Esq., Partner, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP

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. 
Length of the Training:
1.5 Days – 1 pm – 5 pm on May 3 and 8 am – 5 pm on May 4. 
Continental breakfast will be provided on both days and lunch will be provided on day two. 

The end time for each day is subject to change.

Specific agenda will be distributed to attendees prior to the training.

Target Audience:
Specifically targeted for executive staff, clinical leadership and human resources staff, but all are welcome.
Cost for this 2 Day Training:
Early bird rate (until April 7): $645 per person
Regular registration (after April 7): $695 per person 
FTLF is hosting the Program Requirements Training directly prior to the FTCA this training on May 2 and the morning of May 3.  If you are interested in attending both trainings, FTLF is offering a registration discount.  To receive this discount, contact Jaime Hirschfeld at
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 (April 18, 2017). 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. 
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 (April 18, 2017). 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. 

Location and Hotel Accommodations:
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
FTLF has negotiated the discount rate of $159 per night.  To make your hotel reservations please call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and mention Feldesman Tucker or FTLF or you can make your reservations online.  The discounted rate expires April 10, 2017.
Cancellation Policy for this Event:
All cancellation requests must be received in writing.
All cancellations prior to April 2, 2017, will receive a full refund.
All cancellation requests received between April 3, 2017 and April 18, 2017 will receive a 50% refund.
All cancellation requests received after April 18, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.
To cancel your reservation, please send a request in writing to Jaime Hirschfeld at


May 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
May 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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San Diego Marriott Mission Valley @ 8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108, USA