2021 FOM/IT - Hybrid

Oct 18, 2021 ‐ Oct 20, 2021



Sessions

Preparing for the Federal Audit of the Future

Oct 19, 2021 11:00am ‐ Oct 19, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: ITuB1

While working to respond to the COVID pandemic, health centers received a tremendous amount of support. This support came in the form of grant funds, provider relief payments, the payroll protection and EIDL loan programs, and other resources. It is important that health centers approach all of the funds available to them with the mindset that it is not if, but when federal auditors will review health center use of these funds and records because reconciliation and accountability will come. Presenters will review all of the funds available to health centers and discuss the federal audits of the future to assist health centers with preparing and maintaining auditable records related to the stimulus funds they received while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review previous audit workplans of HHS Office of Inspector General and Division of Financial Integrity to understand how audits of COVID-19 stimulus funds will potentially be approached.
  • Discuss financial statement audit considerations after FASB works through and provides guidance to financial statement auditors in regards to stimulus grant funds.
  • Review financial management requirements of health center financial records to refresh knowledge surrounding record keeping and the use of grant funds.
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Pharmacy and 340B Impacts: Panel Discussion - NTTAP Featured

Oct 19, 2021 11:00am ‐ Oct 19, 2021 12:15pm

Identification: ITuC1

This session features a subject matter expert panel discussion with health center pharmacists and thought leaders on all things pharmacy operations. Over the past 12 months, health centers have encountered continued attacks on the 340B program by pharmaceutical manufacturers; this has increased the need for heightened awareness and mitigation of these threats and attacks. This has also led to an increase in the development of in-house pharmacies as well as a laser-focused review of contract pharmacy relationships. Panelists will focus on recommendations health center leaders should consider as they maneuver this increasingly challenging environment.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the most recent 340B policy and operational developments impacting health center pharmacy access and operations.
  • Discuss new challenges for health centers as some implement in-house pharmacies and reassess contract pharmacy relationships.
  • Highlight new approaches to addressing inquiries from pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
  • Logan Yoho, PharmD, RPh, BCACP, Director of Pharmacy, Hopewell Health Centers, Inc.
  • Jangus Whitner, PharmD, BCACP, Director of Pharmacy Services, PrimaryOne Health
  • Tim Mallett, RPh, 340B ACE, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, NACHC 340B Consultant, 340Basics

Lunch and Networking Time in EXPO Hall

Oct 19, 2021 12:15pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 2:00pm

Identification: BRK2

Grab some lunch as you visit with Exhibitors.


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Oct 19, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 3:15pm

Identification: cc2


Health Center Cybersecurity: Investing to Safeguard Protected Health Information

Oct 19, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 3:15pm

Identification: ITuA2

The health care sector faces a barrage of cybersecurity threats – and community health centers are no exception. Security breaches, fines, and audits create a complexity of challenges for health centers to navigate. This session features a health center and Health Center-Controlled Network (HCCN) perspective on how cybersecurity threats impact the bottom line. Speakers will highlight the importance of budgeting to accurately reflect the costs of protecting their patients' protected health information (PHI) and to prevent and mitigate against cyber threats. Strategies will also be provided for demonstrating a positive return on investment (ROI) for health centers that adequately protect against cybersecurity threats.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how to accurately budget to protect your health center from cybersecurity threats.
  • Identify examples of both types of cybersecurity threats that health centers most commonly face in addition to the potential financial impact and cost to health centers.
  • Describe strategies for demonstrating a positive ROI for health centers that adequately protect against cybersecurity threats.
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Finding the Opportunities in Value-Based Pay - NTTAP Featured

Oct 19, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 3:15pm

Identification: ITuB2

The American health care system is moving, in fits and starts, to a more value-based pay model. Health centers wishing to participate in value-based pay need to consider two foundational steps: (1) building infrastructure and (2) engaging effectively with payors. This session will discuss initiating and improving the foundational steps of value-based pay.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify foundational elements for value-based pay.
  • Identify attributes of successful value-based pay contracts.
  • Review data points for value-based pay calculations.
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Long-Term Strategy and Best Practices for Implementing Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

Oct 19, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 3:15pm

Identification: ITuC2

Is your health center working on a long-term strategy for telehealth and remote patient monitoring? This presentation will provide tools and best practices for health centers to develop a long-term strategy for both telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Health center executives will share their experiences in developing long-term strategies for implementing telehealth and remote patient monitoring programs, and identify best practices as well as pitfalls to avoid. This will include information on infrastructure, hardware, EHR interface, workflow as well as what is required for pre-implementation, implementation, and post-implementation phases. Presenters will also provide insight and best practices on the utilization of data and trends, from telehealth and remote patient monitoring, to improve clinical outcomes and negotiate value-based contracts with your health plans in the future.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify best practices for developing and implementing a long-term telehealth strategy and solution.
  • Identify best practices for developing and implementing a long-term remote patient monitoring strategy and solution.
  • Understand how to utilize data from telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve clinical outcomes and negotiate value-based contracts with health plans.
Speaker(s):
  • Huzefa Dossaji, Founder and CEO, Vivyo Group
  • Isaiah Nathaniel, CPHIMS, Chief Information Officer, Delaware Valley Community Health Center
  • Anish Patel, MD, MBA, MMM, CMO and Executive Vice President of Transformation, Greater Baden Medical Services

Dedicated Exhibit Time and Refreshment Break in EXPO Hall

Oct 19, 2021 3:15pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 4:00pm

Identification: BRK3


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Oct 19, 2021 4:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 5:15pm

Identification: cc3


Focus Points: Tools for Financial Analysis

Oct 19, 2021 4:00pm ‐ Oct 19, 2021 5:15pm

Identification: ITuA3

Attendees will review with the presenter tools that aid in the analysis of the clinic’s financial and operational processes. Additionally, the program will include and encourage participant engagement as the group evaluates and analyzes these tools and applies them to their own situation.

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of key performance indicators specific to this industry.
  • Develop an understanding of how these KPIs relate to analytical tools specific to this industry that will help the participant analyze financial performance.
  • Encourage and provide ideas relating to these analytical tools for informing and educating their clinic’s leadership.
Speaker(s):
  • Joel Hughes, CHC/FQHC Consultant, Community Link Consulting