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Episode 020: Ready, Set, Start-Up

June 15, 2018

Brian Fortenberry talks to Sheri Smith to learn more about setting up a private practice like a business. They discuss how SVMIC can offer recommendations on vendors and professionals, as well as providing a practice startup toolkit that includes checklists and medical records retention details for each state.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Sheri Smith

Sheri Smith, FACMPE came to SVMIC in 1996 working alongside Tom Stearns in developing the Medical Practice Services Department. She spent nine years as a Medical Practice Consultant working with physician practices before leaving to work in the electronic health records industry. Sheri returned to SVMIC in 2011 where she currently spends most of her time consulting with policyholders on matters related to EHRs, Meaningful Use and Meaningful Use Audits. She is a Fellow in the American College Medical Practice Executives and Past Present of Tennessee MGMA.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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