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The Sentinel: February 2020


Don’t Let Surprise Billing Surprise Your Practice

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union speech addressed an important topic currently being debated on Capitol Hill. Patients, he espoused, should never be "blindsided" by medical bills. Tackling surprise billing, which occurs when an insured patient receives care from an out-of-network provider at an...

SVMIC’s 2020 Education Offerings Are Now Available

Company News  |  Judy Musgrove

SVMIC’s education offerings are now together in one place for your review: Live Risk Education Prescribing Seminar Innovative new Practice Manager education curriculum Self-paced courses eligible for CME and 10% premium credit for physician policyholders Free online courses for staff edu...

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Closed Claim Review  |  Matthew Bauer, JD

Medical offices routinely receive medical records requests, and medical offices should have established policies and procedures for the proper handling of medical records requests in order to promote patient care and to comply with state law and HIPAA. While such factors are important, a frequently overlooked...

Physician Mental Health Help Now More Proactive with TN PSQ

Risk Topics  |  Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM

Take the Survey Physician mental health is a big issue these days, with burnout rates approaching 54 percent. There is a huge amount of stigma that limits a physician’s ability to get help, including the fear of licensure, career or practice issues, as well as the fear of being considered “less t...

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