"I really enjoyed this series! Excellent overall and very convenient."J.W., MD • SHREWSBURY, MA
The Medical Record: Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?
Robert P. Siemion, Esq.
Malpractice defense veteran, Robert P. Siemion, Esq., offers helpful advice to avoid common medical recordkeeping and documentation shortfalls which can adversely impact provider exposure to negligence claims.
"Things I Wish I Knew Last Year"
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Practitioner and academician, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews a number of clinically relevant items that, despite their utility, are not well known. His discussion includes limitations of evidence supporting the efficacy of fibrates, non-antibiotic intervention to enhance gastric emptying, potential consequences of radiation incurred from CT scans, utility of leukotriene receptor antagonists as an alternative to inhaled steroids for asthma management, and more.
Today's Healthcare Environment: Meeting the Challenges
Valora S. Gurganious, MBA
After reviewing myriad challenges posed by the economy, reduced reimbursements, increased competition and consolidation, and evolving federal regulations, senior consultant, Valora S. Gurganious, MBA offers helpful advice on practice structure, revenue enhancement, expense and overhead management, practice marketing, and more.
Cardiovascular Disease: Detection and Prevention
Joel Kahn, MD
Preventive and interventional cardiologist, Joel Kahn, MD, offers a useful exploration of atherosclerosis risk factors, methods of imaging early disease, as well as established and newer scoring systems. He concludes with a review of CVD prevention and treatment options.
Protecting Your Personal and Professional Assets: A Primer
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
Asset protection expert and author, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, first addresses common asset protection misconceptions and then explores various personal and practice assets along with tools available to protect each including their tax and cash flow implications. Areas discussed include qualified retirement plans, fringe benefit plans, captive insurance entities, Limited Liability Companies, Family Limited Partnerships, homestead exemptions, durable and real estate practice assets, and more.
Drug-Drug Interactions: A Case-Based Review
C. Wayne Weart, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy and Family Medicine, C. Wayne Weart, PharmD, explores potential drug-drug interactions and available alternatives in a selection of common clinical scenarios. The discussion includes drug interactions with statins as well as grapefruit and other fruit juices, and increased risks associated with adding anti-depressant therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Prescription Drug Abuse - Part 1: The Scope of the Problem
Commander John J. Burke
Eleven people die from prescription drug overdoses every day - in Ohio and Florida alone. Warren County, Ohio, Drug Task Force Commander, John J. Burke, explores the scope of the problem with particular focus on the top drugs of abuse and most common diversion methods.
Depression Management in Primary Care
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Practicing family physician and nationally renowned educator, Louis Kuritzky, MD reviews the affective and mortality impact of depression as well as pharmacotherapy and counseling tools to be employed in its management.
Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse: What You Need to Know
Adrienne Dresevic, Esq.
Healthcare attorney, Adrienne Dresevic, Esq., conducts an informative review of the Federal fraud and abuse laws and then applies them to common provider relationships with other providers, payers and vendors. Areas covered include: the False Claims Act, the Anti-kickback statute (Stark), physician self-referral rules, OIG exclusion authorities and civil monetary penalties.
RAC Audit Appeals: A Practical Guide
Lori Abel Meyerhoffer, MD, JD
Internist and healthcare attorney, Lori Abel Meyerhoffer, MD, JD, briefly discusses the proper response to a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) record request, and then focuses defending against the ensuing demand letter and the five levels of appeal including: request for redetermination, request for reconsideration, administrative law judge hearing, Medicare Appeals Council and Federal District Court.
Embezzlement in the Healthcare Practice: Identification and Prevention
John T. Alfonsi, CPA
Over 80% of medical practices will be the victims of employee fraud. Certified fraud examiner, John T. Alfonsi, CPA, reviews healthcare office vulnerabilities, embezzlement red flags and specific ways to reduce the risk of theft and identify its occurrence at an early stage.
Statins: We Know the Benefits, What About the Risks?
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinician and academic physician, Louis Kuritzky, MD, after recognizing the profound benefits of statins, reviews and puts into perspective the most commonly recognized risks associated with lipid pharmacotherapy (statins and fibrates) including myalgia and the roles of vitamin D and coenzyme Q in its modulation, new onset diabetes, hepatocixity and rhabdomyolosis.
Prescription Drug Abuse - Part 2: Protecting Your Practice
Commander John J. Burke
Drug enforcement professional, Commander John J. Burke, draws on 45 years of experience to review the characteristics of prescription drug seekers and their methods of diversion. Valuable advice is offered for identifying and dealing with abusers, and implementing office procedures to safeguard the medical practice.
Using Technology to Improve the Bottom Line
Veteran practice management consultant, Karen Zupko, explains where healthcare practices are leaving money on the table and the technology solutions available to help capture it. Areas covered include payer mix and performance analyses, point of service collection, online patient pre-registration, batch eligibility, recurring payment plans, patient reminder systems and more.
Increased Provider Scrutiny: Don't Be a Target
Robert S. Iwrey, Esq.,
Healthcare providers today face an unprecedented level of federal, state and third party payer scrutiny. Healthcare law specialist, Robert S. Iwrey, Esq. reviews the various governmental and private actors, the areas of heightened focus and offers practical advice on developing billing patterns, compliance plans and documentation practices that can minimize both the risk of investigation and liability.
Avoiding Common Radiological Misinterpretations
David A. Strahle, MD
Radiological misdiagnoses are common causes of medical malpractice claims. Radiologist, David A. Strahle, MD, uses a series of case studies to offer expert insight into those missed X-ray scenarios responsible for large claims across the specialty spectrum.
EMR Benefits and Pitfalls: A View from the Front Line
Michael J. Koriwchak, MD
From the front line view of a practicing physician who has designed and implemented a comprehensive Electronic Medical Records system, Michael J. Koriwchak, MD, discusses EMR benefits and potential pitfalls. Case studies are used to explore workflow, return on investment and implementation. Also on offer is an interesting perspective on the value and limits of Meaningful Use.
Healthcare Practices and Related Enterprises: What Are They Worth?
John W. VanSanten MAI, MRICS and Robert A. Hauptman CFA
Business valuation professionals, John W. VanSanten MAI, MRICS and Robert A. Hauptman CFA, explore the methodologies utilized to establish a valuation for a medical practice, related healthcare entity as well as the underlying real estate.
Production Note: All presentations are between 50 and 60 minutes in length and were produced between June 20, 2012 and August 8, 2012 with the exception of The Medical Record: Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?, produced July 5, 2005, Depression Management in Primary Care, produced May 27, 2011, Drug-Drug Interactions: A Case-Based Review, produced July 12, 2011, and Using Technology to Improve the Bottom Line, produced June 29, 2011.
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