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The Sentinel: June 2022


TN-PSQ: Two Years and 400+ Screenings Thus Far

Industry News  |  Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM

Two years of activity on the Tennessee Professional Screening Questionnaire (TN-PSQ) have shown the online mental health screening tool is helping to address the “parallel pandemic” affecting Tennessee health professionals in the era of COVID. This is according to TMF Health Quality Institute lea...

Risk Matters: Chaperones

Risk Matters  |  Jeffrey A. Woods, JD

There are often many questions regarding the use of a chaperone such as who, when, why, what (if the patient refuses/is the chaperones role) and how often? This article will attempt to answer these questions by examining the recommendations of SVMIC and the AMA. In the current environment, it is important tha...

Keep It Flowing

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Simply getting through the day has been an incredible achievement over the past two years for anyone working in a medical practice. Off-the-charts staff turnover, heightened patient expectations, and the infusion of new technological tools have added to the operational pressures. Now patients are flooding in,...

You MUST Be Present to WIN

Closed Claim Review  |  William "Mike" J. Johnson, JD

The recently licensed resident physician was “moonlighting” at a rural emergency department when the patient, a young male in his twenties with several small children, presented in the early morning hours with complaints of cough, congestion, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headache, and abdominal pai...

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