Healthcare Risk Management (Vol. 39, No. 1) - January 1, 2017

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Release date: January 2017

Valid through: January 2019

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.


  • Freestanding EDs can have special compliance, liability concerns
  • Number of freestanding EDs rising
  • Identify overpayments, report carefully
  • Discovery rule can make or break a case
  • Radiology practice settles FCA claims for $8 million
  • UMass settles HIPAA violations after malware infection
  • Caution: Fake HHS HIPAA email is phishing scam
  • CMS offers new settlement deal for billing denials
  • Legal Review & Commentary: Untreated blood clot leads to amputation and $25 million verdict; jury awards $10 million in wrongful death of newborn


  • 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


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

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

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 #CEP13791, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing


Greg Freeman


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Assistant Editor: Jonathan Springston

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

Nurse Planner: Maureen Archambault, RN, MBA, HRM, CPHRM, FASHRM


Financial Disclosure

Author Greg Freeman, Editor Jill Drachenberg, Assistant Editor Jonathan Springston, and Nurse Planner Maureen Archambault 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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