HSFo provides trainings to both members and non-members. HSFo trainings provide our attendees with the most up-to-date information and procedures, as well as an environment that promotes knowledge.

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Medicaid is a complex program impacting the lives of millions of people and costing nearly half a trillion dollars each year. After 50 years of changes and reforms at both the national and state level, the world of Medicaid regulations, operations, procurements, measurement and financing have become increasingly sophisticated.

To succeed in the Medicaid industry, you need a deep level of subject matter experience in a variety of areas. This section of the course provides learners with comprehensive insight into the core of the Medicaid program. Our instructors have taken their experience and prioritized the key concepts and information needed to get a head start. This course is suitable for all levels of Medicaid professionals as well as those planning a career in this industry.

Cost Allocation Basic Training

The goal of this training is to provide each participant with the basic concepts related to public assistance cost allocation plans, including regulatory requirements, the plan development and amendment processes, and how to use a cost allocation plan as a revenue optimization tool. Specific attention will be paid to the federal regulations (e.g., Uniform Guidance, ASMB C-10, etc.) that guide states in submitting plans for
approval and we will discuss approaches to comply with these requirements. In addition we will discuss some of the “hot topics” that are affecting states and their cost allocation plans in this current climate of budget shortfalls and constant reorganizations.

Cost Allocation Advanced Training

Training will provide each participant with detailed information related to the development and preparation of cost allocation plans (CAPs). Understanding the intricacies of program funding, policies, and regulations in the cost allocation process can translate into increased dollars for states and result in an increase in the quality or quantity of the services provided. This information is also critical to support federal claiming efforts. The focus of the training will be on public assistance or full cost allocation plans.

Child Welfare

Three-part course (Basic or Fundamentals, Intermediate, Advanced) consisting of three days for each part. Course will cover details of various financial aspects of state Child Welfare programs and the IV-E entitlement grant. Basic concepts and techniques will be taught along with current issues and more complex concepts. The entire course will span approximately two years for all three parts.