Education event

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Update Web Seminar
New OFCCP directive, recent audit activity, clarifying "federal contractor" designation

March 24, 2011
10:00 a.m. – Noon


If your hospital receives Medicare and Medicaid, are you considered a federal contractor? It’s a frequently asked question and the answer may be changing.

Historically, the Department of Labor, which oversees the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP), has said no. But a new OFCCP directive indicates that receipt of Medicare Part C or D may trigger contractor status. In addition, a recent administrative law decision found Florida Hospital to be a federal contractor because they were a provider under the Department of Defense’s TRICARE health care program.

With these recent developments, hospitals nationwide are now focusing their attention on the issue of federal contractor status. Increased audit activity has been noted in California and adds weight to this concern.

Whether your hospital is a stand-alone, or part of a larger system, it’s important to understand whether or not you are considered a federal contractor, and if so, what you need to do to comply.

Participants to the web seminar will learn:

  • Situations that may or may not trigger federal contractor status—Medicare, Medicaid, federal research grants, TRICARE
  • Compliance obligations for federal contractors
  • Overview of the audit process—what’s involved, from desk audit through on-site facility review
  • Recent enforcement activity—status of the TRICARE case and implications for California hospitals
  • Potential OFCCP rulemaking—what’s on the horizon

Recommended for:
Chief operating officers, human resources executives, legal counsel and risk managers


Jane Suhr, District Director, Los Angeles District Office, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance

G. Roger King, Partner, Jones Day

Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Vice President, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association


Members $185 (per connection)
Nonmembers $250 (per connection)

Multiple staff can gather and participate from one location for one tuition fee. Register online using the button on the right or complete the registration form and fax it to (916) 552-7506. The deadline for registration is Thursday, March 17, 2011 and the program is limited to 300 connections. Checks should be made payable to CAHHS/CHA and mailed to:

California Hospital Association
Education Department
1215 K Street, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cancellation Policy
A $50 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing by Thursday, March 17, 2011 and faxed to (916) 552-7506. No refunds will be made after this date but a recording of the program will be provided upon request.

Access Info

This web seminar allows you to attend and participate without ever leaving the office. The seminar is produced live, via the Internet and a telephone line. You only need a telephone and a computer with a web browser to participate.

Once you register, a confirmation e-mail will be sent with pertinent program information.

Audio for the seminar is accessed through a toll-free number (U.S. calls only). During the program, you will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. If multiple people will be listening to the program at your office, only one person needs to register for the group. The slide presentation is accessed on your computer via the web.

IMPORTANT: Test your computer today

  • Click here to go to the Adobe Connect Enterprise Server Connection test page.
  • Follow instructions to ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured.

If your internal security settings block access to Adobe Connect, contact your IT department to grant you access. The web seminar runs on Adobe Connect and you won’t be able to view the program without access.


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