Health Center Program Requirements: What's New? What's Different? What is Great Practice?
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Health Center Program Requirements: What's New? What's Different? What is Great Practice?

1/24/2018 to 1/25/2018

When: January 24-25, 2018
8:00 AM-5:00 PM both days
Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison St.
Seattle, Washington  98104
United States

Phone: (206) 783-3004

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Health Centers are increasingly reviewed and audited for performance and compliance with program regulations and expectations. HRSA recently issued a new revision of the Health Center Program Requirements Compliance Manual, and while the basic requirements remain, there are many changes in the performance indicators and interpretations. Some new indicators for meeting them have been added; some others have been modified or deleted. This two-day training will go in-depth into what is required, what is changed, and how to meet and exceed the performance expectations. Be ready for your next Operational Site Visit by attending this very important training.


Learning objectives include:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the Health Center Program requirements and their performance indicators.
  2. Participants will be able to put into place systems and processes that meet all Health Center Program requirements.
  3. Participants will be able to prepare for successful operational site visits.


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Pamela J. Byrnes PhD

John Snow, Inc.


Dr. Byrnes’ training and experience is a unique combination of quantitative methods, health care systems, and health care policy. She has a PhD in Sociology and Health Care and an MS in applied statistics and research methods. Dr. Byrnes has been engaged in epidemiological research, health policy development and implementation, and consumer health care advocacy for over thirty years. She works with community health centers, state and national associations, public and private non-profit organizations in increasing their resource environments and reshaping their policy landscapes to allow for organizational growth. Dr. Byrnes specializes in community needs assessments and market analysis, strategic planning, Board training and development, program development and evaluation, organization and association development and management, operations assessments, policy development and advocacy.



Gil T. Bernhard, CPA

CohnReznick, LLP


With more than 20 years of public accounting experience, Gil Bernhard is Co-Managing Director of CohnReznick’s Healthcare Industry Practice. He has broad capabilities in Government Auditing Standards, Federal Single Audit Under the Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133), and also concentrates on healthcare financial management and reimbursement issues. Gil’s clients include Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral healthcare organizations, AIDS/HIV agencies, prepaid health service plans, healthcare trade associations, and other not-for-profit healthcare corporations.


He also consults on internal controls and accounting systems for health centers and other not-for-profit corporations. Gil has given testimony at Medicaid administrative hearings and has served as an expert witness in federal court in a case involving Medicaid reimbursement. As part of his financial management services for healthcare clients, Gil supervises and reviews the preparation of specialized cost reports specific to ambulatory care facilities reimbursement and client financial reports required for filing with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (i.e., UDS, FSR) and other government agencies.


Gil frequently lectures before the National Association of Community Health Centers and state primary care associations on healthcare finance and reporting requirements for community health centers. He was published in the “Adapting the Chart of Accounts to Community Health Centers,” chapter in Chart of Accounts for Health Care Organizations, Center for Research in Ambulatory Healthcare Administration.




Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 583-0300


Click here to reserve your accommodations at the training location. Book your room by January 2, 2018. 


Training Fees


Training Fees (all fees are per person):


Standard Training Fee: $750


NWRPCA Member: $699


The deadline for cancellations is January 10, 2018 and must be in writing (email is fine).  Tuition will be refunded less a $50.00 processing fee. Cancellations made after January 10, 2018 are not refundable.




Sadie Agurkis, Education and Training Manager at NWRPCA



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