Skip to Main Content
Don't have an account? Create Account
Don't have an account? Create Account


The Essential Learning Series is an affordable online learning experience offering industry-specific training to help health care professionals level up their skill set and achieve career goals.

Each topic features three live, interactive modules, led by subject matter and industry experts, that explore insights and share peer-to-peer best practices. Participants also will review case studies and real-time industry updates to prepare them to develop and execute strategies in their own organizations. The curriculum clearly outlines learning objectives and outcomes required for participants to achieve content mastery and earn professional development credits.

The Essential Learning Series topics will encompass myriad content areas, including, but not limited to:

    • human resources (workforce optimization);
    • safety net financing;
    • telehealth (health care information technology, HIPAA, electronic medical record management); and
    • health care analytics.

Upcoming Series

Safety Net Financing: Beyond the Basics

Feb. 15, 22, and March 1
2–3:30 pm ET

Safety Net Financing: Beyond the Basics, explores the fundamental and core foundation of safety net financing. The series will explore in depth, the impact of policy, advocacy, and the financial complexities related to financing the health care safety net.

  • Module 1: (Understanding the Policy Process): Attendees will take a deep dive into the policymaking process from a federal perspective and will use this information to articulate the unique challenges that hospitals face. This session will explore how policies are formed, how a bill becomes a law and key committees of jurisdiction; the regulatory process such as public comment, finding and tracking supporting documents or data, and the regulatory process timeline; along with the sub-regulatory process.
    • Upon completion of this module, attendees will be able to:
      • Describe how policies are developed and implemented; and
      • Outline key law makers and committees that influence policy
  • Module 2: (Medicaid Policy): Understanding the nuances of federal and state Medicaid policies is a critical foundation for safety net hospital finance staff. During this 90 minute live, online session, attendees will learn about the unique aspects of the federal and state partnership, including program basics, elements of financing the non-federal share and state and local financing opportunities. Key topics include: FMAP, disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, supplemental payments, directed payments, and provider assessments.
    • Upon completion of this module, attendees will be able to:
      • Describe the history and current issues of Medicaid policy;
      • Identify the nuances of Medicaid policy; and
      • Describe the approach to crafting Medicaid policy.
  • Module 3: (Other Safety Net Payments and Policies): During this 90 minute, live, online session, attendees will gain insight on finance policy topics of importance to safety net hospitals. Key topics include important aspects of Medicare, such as, cost reports and site-neutral payments; and the 340B Drug Pricing Program, including the program’s history, eligibility and compliance, and future outlook.
    • Upon completion of this module, attendees will be able to:
      • Describe the history and current issues in safety net payments;
      • Describe current trends and policies that affect a hospital’s revenue and expenses; and
      • Explain the nuances of the 340 Pricing program and pending future changes.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this learning series, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the core principles and fundamentals of safety net financing through an extensive review of key federal policies and their impact on safety net hospitals;
  • Contribute to the development of strategies to help their hospital or health system meet current and future funding needs; and
  • Understand the foundation of policy development, the rationale behind current policies, and how to research and independently track emerging policies.


$149 (Member)


Refund Policy and Complaint Resolution Policy:

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by February 8, 2022. No refunds will be granted after February 8, 2022. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies please contact our offices at (202) 585-0100 or by emailing



Previous Next
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this