Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 38, No. 8) - August 1, 2016

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Release date: August 2016

Valid through: August 2018

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.


  • Ruling from the Supreme Court Raises Stakes on False Claims
  • Supreme Court Rules on Implied False Certification
  • ‘Perfect Compliance’ Impossible, Attorneys Argue
  • How Risk Managers Should Conduct an Adverse Event Investigation
  • Protect Privileged Information in Adverse Events
  • Tips on Interviewing Witnesses, Debriefing
  • Ask the Hard Questions After an Adverse Event
  • CANDOR Toolkit Helps After Adverse Events
  • Feds Offer Best Practices Response to Ransomware
  • National Fraud Takedown Nets 301 People And $900 Million in False Billing
  • Patient Shot by Security Officer Sues Hospital
  • CNO Says Hospital Fired Her for Criticism of Electronic Medical Record
  • $53 Million Award for Birth Brain Injury
  • Changes to Conditions of Participation Proposed
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Relying Exclusively on Family for Medical History Breaches Standard of Care, Yields $4.58M Verdict
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Radiologist’s Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Results in Jury Verdict of $6.9 Million


  • 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


  • Maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


  • 1.5 ANCC Contact Hours


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Credit Designation


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.


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


Greg Freeman


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-author Jamie Terrence reports no consultant, stockholder, speakers’ bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies have ties to this field of study. Legal Review & Commentary co-authors Damian Capozzola discloses that he represents Currie Medical Specialties in an action against Tenet Healthcare and is in an administrative action against Westside Regional Center.  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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