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The Sentinel: June 2019


Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

Closed Claim Review  |  Zynthia T. Howse, JD

"Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda. It's so easy in the past tense." - Sarah Dessen Contrary to popular belief, all medical negligence claims do not start and end with a physician or even a licensed healthcare provider. You may be thinking – “what are you talking about? Only a physician or healthcare provi...

Turn the Daily Grind into a Successful and Satisfying Future

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Managing a medical practice is an experience that can’t be meaningfully compared to anything else. Daily operations often border on chaotic: Effective deployment of people, space and supplies is essential to success, but it can also be overwhelming. Most importantly, your patients’ lives depend on...

Buzz Word Alert: SDOH

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Even if you aren’t already familiar with the acronym SDOH, you have likely encountered the notion of “social determinants of health.” The term is splashed all over the health care media as it relates to value-based reimbursement. It’s a fancy term for a topic that your practice has bee...

Billing for Chronic Care Management

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services offer an opportunity to be paid for services you perform outside of the face-to-face patient encounter. Billing for CCM services may seem daunting, but the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers extensive guidance about reimbursement protocols for Medi...

Service Animals in the Clinical Setting

Risk Topics  |  Wendy Longmire, JD

DOGS ALLOWED? If you traveled by air in the past year, you probably noticed that the presence of animals is on the rise in airports and on airplanes. It is not just the airline industry facing the increased presence of service and emotional support animals.  How you deal with them can expose you to liti...

Medical Practice Services Announces Advanced Practice Seminar

Practice Management  |  Stephen A. Dickens, JD, FACMPE

The healthcare landscape is rapidly changing!  These changes can be overwhelming to say the least. Do you know there are groups that are not only embracing change but are doing so successfully? Do you want to lead your group by successfully navigating these changes, but you are not sure where to start? J...

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