Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 37, No. 12) - Dec. 1, 2015

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Release date: December 2015

Valid through: December 2017

Target Audience

This activity is intended for healthcare risk managers, lawyers, and other managers responsible for reducing liability and improving safety in the healthcare setting.

Subjects

  • Printing 3D medical devices comes with substantial liability risk
  • Standard of care and reimbursement questioned with 3D printing
  • Disclosing medical errors to children is usually the right move
  • Do EMRs take so much time that they threaten patient safety?
  • Final Stark rule still leaves uncertainty
  • Hospital to pay $72.4 million to settle Medicare False Claims case
  • The Joint Commission cautions about temporary newborn names
  • Medication errors happen in about half of surgeries
  • Whistleblower revealed in $70 million fraud case
  • Boston hospital pays record amount for drug diversion allegations
  • Hospitals sued for excessive fees to obtain medical records
  • Legal Review & Commentary: State malpractice cap shelters healthcare facility from paying $3.5 million of $7.5 million jury award
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Failure to diagnose cervical cancer leads to $9.6 million liability for medical center
  • 2015 Index of Articles

Objectives

  • Describe legal, clinical, financial, and managerial issues pertinent to risk management;
  • Explain the impact of risk management issues on patients, physicians, nurses, legal counsel, and management;
  • Identify solutions to risk management problems in healthcare for hospital personnel to use in overcoming the challenges they encounter in daily practice

Credit Available

Physicians

  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Nurses

  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AHC Media is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians

AHC Media designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty Listing

Authors

Greg Freeman

Editors

AHC Media Executive Editor: Joy Daughtery Dickinson

Director of Continuing Education and Editorial: Lee Landenberger

Physician Editor: Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, President, Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Nurse Planner: Maureen Archambault

Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Executive Editor Joy Daughtery Dickinson, Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault, and Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola, Jamie Terrence, and David Vassalli report no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. Arnold Mackles, MD, MBA, LHRM, physician reviewer, discloses that he is an author and advisory board member for The Sullivan Group and that he is owner, stockholder, presenter, author, and consultant for Innovative Healthcare Compliance Group.

 

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