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HRSA Implements New Risk Management Requirements Relating to FTCA Coverage

Thursday, July 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marwa Chebli
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HRSA Implements New Risk Management Requirements Relating to FTCA Coverage


Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are required to annually apply for FTCA coverage and submit related documents to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In the new application relating to calendar year 2018, which is discussed in Program Assistance Letter (PAL) 2017-03, HRSA has implemented significant new requirements relating to risk management.


These new application requirements (which are in addition to previous requirements relating to quality assurance and credentialing) mandate that the FQHC have risk management policies in place and demonstrate the performance of significant risk management activities and training well beyond those required by HRSA in prior FTCA applications.


FQHCs must be able to establish that they have these risk management policies and procedures in place and submit the FTCA application by no later than July 24, 2017, which leaves a short period of time for FQHCs who are not currently performing these activities to develop and implement the policies and procedures.


If you have any questions or need assistance in establishing, reviewing or updating your risk management policies and procedures, please contact Jeffry Adest at or any other Garfunkel Wild attorney with whom you work.

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