Skip to site content

The Sentinel: July 2021


When “Country Tough” Isn’t Tough Enough

Closed Claim Review  |  Judy King Reneau, JD, BSN

When Dr. Fabian Starr[1] arrived for work that day in summer 2014, he was asked to examine Mr. Chet Stetson, a 58-year-old male who presented to the office to discuss liposuction. Dr. Starr, a plastic surgeon, worked at Fabulous New You, a free-standing office that advertises esthetic treatments and cosmetic ...

Risk Matters: EHR Tips

Risk Matters  |  Jeffrey A. Woods, JD

Every EHR system has an audit trail. The timeline is no longer a guessing game. Gone are the days of using handwriting experts to try to determine when and by whom an entry was made in a patient’s chart. Forensic IT experts can now review the metadata contained within the EHR to determine everything tha...

Security Risk Analysis: Step One of an Effective Cybersecurity Program

Cybersecurity  |  Loretta Verbeck, MS, FACMPE, CHC

Cybersecurity is a topic that physicians and their staff cannot ignore. Ransomware, data breaches, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and email fraud are just a few of the cybersecurity issues that can cause financial and reputational damage to any organization. In healthcare, the impact of a cyber...

Personnel Management During a Labor Shortage

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Labor shortages are creating havoc for many businesses in the United States, and medical practices are not immune. Although there may be some relief when the federal government’s bonus checks end this fall, the problem will not come to a screeching halt. Indeed, experts believe that the growth of the am...

Breaking News: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Extended for 90 Days

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

On July 19, 2021, Xavier Becerra renewed the Public Health Emergency for 90 days starting July 20. The move by the Secretary of Health & Human Services signals the federal government's intention to extend regulatory relaxations associated with telemedicine delivery and reimbursement into the fall. The Bid...

Apply Today

Our team is here to answer any questions you might have or to help you fill out a quote application.

need help?

We're always just an email or phone call away.

contact us