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The Sentinel: November 2022


Newly Revised Risk Reduction Resource for Your Practice

Practice Management  |  Robin Buter, BSN, RN, LNCC

Are your current office systems and processes protecting you from a lawsuit or leaving you vulnerable? Even well-established processes can break down when circumstances in your office change, such as opening an additional practice site, EHR modifications, and staff turnover.  National and internal data s...

Public Health Emergency Extended Once Again – but End is Near

Practice Management  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

Despite declaring the pandemic was “over,” the federal government extended the public health emergency (PHE) for another 90 days last month. The PHE, which now expires on January 11, 2023, has been in place since early 2020. Now in its third year, it’s difficult to remember what flexibilitie...

Risk Matters: 2022 Risk Wrap Up

Risk Matters  |  Jeffrey A. Woods, JD

Most loyal readers of the Sentinel are familiar with the Risk Education department because of the monthly “Risk Matters” column.  You may also know the department as the arm of your company that produces live seminars and develops many of our online courses.  However, some of you may not...

Medication Management Mistakes

Closed Claim Review  |  Stephanie Walkley, JD, BSN

Linda Powell[1], a 52-year-old woman, presented to the office of gynecologist Dr. Brenda Farmer for an annual exam in June. During the office visit, Ms. Powell complained of bloating and fluid retention associated with her menstrual cycle. For these complaints, Dr. Farmer prescribed Dyazide™, writing th...

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