Beyond Program Requirements: Reaching Excellence in Health Center Performance
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Beyond Program Requirements: Reaching Excellence in Health Center Performance

1/23/2019 to 1/24/2019

When: Wednesday and Thursday, January 23-24, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Seattle, WA
Seattle, Washington  
United States
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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 is issuing a new revision of the Health Center Program Requirements Compliance Manual, and while the basic requirements remain there are many changes in their performance indicators and interpretations. Some new indicators for meeting them are added; some others are modified or deleted.


Join us for a "Beyond Program Requirements: Reaching Excellence in Health Center Performance" in Seattle, Wash. on January 23-24, 2019. This two-day training will go in-depth into what is required, what is changed, how to meet and exceed the performance expectations. Be ready for your next Operational Site Visit by attending this important training.





Learning Objectives


"Beyond Program Requirements: Reaching Excellence in Health Center Performance" is an ideal training for managers, compliance officers, and any department responsible for and/or interested in performance expectations. Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the Health Center Program requirements and their performance indicators.
  2. Put into place systems and processes that meet all Health Center Program requirements.
  3. Prepare for successful operational site visits.


Speaker Highlights


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


Gil Bernhard

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.


Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS
Migrant Clinicians Network


Ms. Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, has over 30 years' experience in health care for the underserved. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife with extensive expertise in training and technical assistance to under-resourced communities and working to provide health services to agricultural workers, immigrants and other underserved populations. She has worked in various clinical settings, including family planning, migrant health, community health centers, and private practice. Ms. Kugel also has extensive experience in the US and internationally with training of community health workers and health education using popular education methodology. She has written and provided continuing education on a variety of topics, including cultural competency, women's health, and services and clinical management in under-resourced settings. 

Since 2001, Ms. Kugel has worked as a Clinical Consultant for the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care and as a Clinical Specialist for the Migrant Clinicians Network. Her work for HRSA has included on-site health center technical assistance and compliance reviews in over 40 states, FTCA and grant application reviews, and serving as one of two clinical consultants for the BPHC project officers.



Date & Location


Day and Time:


Wednesday-Thursday, January 23-24, 2019
8:00AM - 5:00PM




Renaissance Seattle Hotel

515 Madison St.

Seattle, WA 98104



Training Fees


Standard Member Rate: $699

Standard Non-Member Rate: $750


Register today.


The cancellation deadline is Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable.



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