Boards of directors play a vital role in the overall success and sustainability of health centers. This segment will review the roles and responsibilities of the board at a high level. It will also address the role of the board in relation to the CEO, the important role the board plays in providing oversight of the CEO, and pillars of an effective board-CEO partnership.
Health center boards must ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws governing the operations of health care businesses. This section will include some discussion of the board’s legal roles including related to oversight of the Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program and corporate compliance.
Providing quality health care services is central to the mission of health centers. The governing board has a critical role in providing oversight of the quality assurance and quality improvement program. This segment defines quality and discusses the board’s oversight role related to quality.
The Board and Financial Oversight The board is responsible for safeguarding the organization’s assets. This segment covers the establishment of financial priorities for the health center, budget approval, internal control policies and procedures, long-range planning, financial statements, and the audit. Wrap Up, Action Planning, and Building on Your Learning During this wrap up, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on items they will take back to their boards or implement to make themselves a more effective board member. Time will be devoted to discussing resources for ongoing learning about board roles.
Amidst the current uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, health center boards - in partnership with health center CEOs - have a critical role to play in sustaining the health center mission for the future. This session will explore tactics for boards to maintain this strategic focus, consider the future, and prepare to adapt accordingly. Specifically, this session will explore strategies for addressing critical strategic issues at the board-level, ways boards and CEOs can use scenario planning to inform the future, and how to engage in strategic planning during a time of uncertainty and change.
NACHC's Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor will provide updates on federal policy developments that impact health centers, beyond BPHC and CMS programs. In addition to COVID-19, they will address issues such as audit requirements, 340B, immigration, and women's health.
The onslaught of the Coronavirus through the communities we serve has transformed the techniques we use to deliver care now and potentially for years to come. Can the FTCA program protect health centers as you devise new and more sophisticated methods to deliver services in this difficult environment? This session’s panel will discuss the program’s applicability to telehealth technology, COVID-19 testing, care to non-health center patients, service areas questions, and other FTCA issues related to the COVID-19 world we inhabit. Be prepared with your questions in this interactive virtual workshop as we take a deep dive into your malpractice protection during this pandemic.