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Healthcare Contracting: Practical Guidance for Selling to CMS, VA, and DHA (FL)

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




This course is designed to provide some practical tools for companies that have an interest in entering into or expanding their footprint in the Federal health care sector. The major Federal agencies which contract for health care products and services include the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Veterans Health Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, TRICARE, and the Military Health Systems. This course will provide a discussion of Federal health care programs and the various statutory and regulatory authorities applicable to the contracts that support those programs. It will also discuss health care contracts which the Federal Government has awarded in support of its health care programs and considerations and concerns that are unique to those contracts and subcontracts.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Major Federal health care programs, and the agencies primarily responsible for administering them
  • Identify Basic government contracting principles as applied to Federal health care contracts
  • Identify the statutory and regulatory authorities which govern the contracting agencies’ activities, and the applicability of the Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • Determine contractor qualifications for health care contracts
  • Determine contract clauses specific to health care contracts
  • Identify systems requirements including systems security
  • Identify compliance programs for Federal health care contracts, with a focus on conflicts of interests and the False Claims Act
  • Determine potential liability and statutory limitations on liability
  • Identify requirements for the privacy and confidentiality of health care information
  • Identify future trends in health care and evolving contracting opportunities

Continuing Education Credits

5.5 CLE/ 6.5 CPE (Business Law) /0.6 CEU credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 8 CLP credits.

This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX.  Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.

This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 5.5 PDU credits.



Raisa Dunton


GuideWell Innovation Center
6555 Sanger Road
Orlando, FL 32827 United States
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The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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