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TAP March 5, 2022 CME Virtual Webinar

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Texas Academy of Psychiatry


Saturday, March 5th, 2022


Risk Management Strategies
Minimizing Your Risk in 2022


TAP March 5th, 2022 CME Virtual Webinar Registration:

Program & Registration

Scientific Program Schedule

Presented in Central Time Zone

9:30 am – 9:45 am Attendees Log On to Virtual Webinar (Login instructions provided with registration)

9:45 am – 10:00 am Welcome and Introductions — Daniel Pearson, III, MD, President, Texas Academy of Psychiatry

10:00 am – 10:45 am

Documentation: The Basics and Beyond — Gloria Umali, RN, BSN, MS, MPA, CPHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group

Documentation is the foundation for communication for patient care, is one of the basic risk management tools, and is a reflection of professionalism and the credibility of the psychiatrist. It is also one of the most rushed or overlooked “required tasks.” Documentation is vital to the defense of a licensing complaint or malpractice allegation and may be reviewed by many others, including the patient and potentially a jury.

Objectives: Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how documentation is used for defense with litigation.
  • Explain basic documentation principles.
  • Identify risks associated with documentation in the electronic health record.
  • Apply best practices for documentation in the medical record.

10:45 am – 11:00 am Questions & Answers via Chat Feature Following Presentation

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Minimizing Risk When Treating Depressed and Suicidal Patients — Denise Neal, RN, BSN, MJ, CPHRM, FASHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group

That COVID-19 has negatively impacted the mental health of Americans, especially related to depression and suicidal ideation, has been established by the American Psychiatric Association, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other agencies. The demand for mental health/psychiatric care has expanded rapidly with an increased focus on the role, and some would allege, responsibility, of keeping patients safe. But not all psychiatrists are aware of the potential liability risks with treating depressed and/or suicidal patients or the risk management strategies to mitigate those risks. This webinar will assist participants to identify the potential liability exposures associated with caring for adult and adolescent patients with depression and/or at risk for suicide and will provide practical risk management strategies that can be used right away to help lessen the liability exposures.

Objectives: Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Review the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of patients.
  • Discuss liability exposure for psychiatrists treating depression and increased suicidal ideation in
    multiple age groups.
  • Apply risk management strategies to reduce the potential liability when treating depressed and/or
    suicidal patients.

11:45 am – 12:00 pm Questions & Answers via Chat Feature Following Presentation

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Break

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Telepsychiatry: What the Future Holds – A Risk Management Perspective — Allison M. Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, CPHRM, ARM, FASHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group

Telepsychiatry is an effective means to treat patients and to expand their access to mental health services. This webinar provides an overview of key legal, regulatory, privacy and security considerations, including standard of care, licensure, online prescribing and medication management, informed consent, international telemedicine, as well as anticipated regulatory change and competencies, such as digital literacy. Potential risks with the expanded use of telepsychiatry and risk mitigation strategies when using this modality will be discussed.

Objectives: Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify legal, regulatory, safety and security considerations as well as general standard of care is
    sues when using telepsychiatry.
  • Explain risk management and liability exposures when using telepsychiatry.
  • Apply risk strategies to mitigate liability exposures.

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Questions & Answers via Chat Feature Following Presentation

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Top 10 Risks When Providing Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare — Tracey Angelo, BSN, CPHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group

With an increase in outpatient behavioral health visits comes an increase in the potential for claims and litigation. It is important for psychiatrists to recognize the types of risks associated without patient behavioral healthcare and how to mitigate those risks. Litigation is expensive and time consuming. Avoiding risk can save the stress it places on psychiatrists and the expense to the practice related to defining behavioral health claims. This webinar will identify the types of risks associated with outpatient behavioral health facilities, recognize situations that may give rise to a medical malpractice claim or licensing complaint, and provide best practices and risk mitigation tools and techniques to avoid a board complaint or medical malpractice claim related to outpatient behavioral healthcare.

Objectives: Webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the types of risks associated with outpatient behavioral health services.
  • Describe situations that may give rise to medical malpractice claims or licensing complaints.
  • Utilize best practices and risk mitigation tools and techniques to avoid a board complaint or
    medical malpractice claim related to outpatient behavioral healthcare.

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Questions & Answers via Chat Feature Following Presentation

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks, Adjournment — Daniel Pearson, III, MD, President, Texas Academy of Psychiatry


Speakers

Gloria Umali, RN, BSN, MS, MPA, CPHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group
Gloria provides risk management consulting services to Allied World’s medical professional liability policyholders and insured psychiatrists, psychologists psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants. She works directly with policyholders to develop individualized action plans to mitigate potential loss based on their unique exposures and risk management needs. Additionally, Gloria assists these clients with ongoing medical educational programs, as well as policy and procedure review and development. Gloria has over 15 years of experience in healthcare risk management, with the last six years serving as a Regional Director of Risk Management for one of the largest hospital systems in the country. Cumulatively, she has over 25 years of experience in nursing and healthcare.

Denise Neal, RN, BSN, MJ, CPHRM, FASHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group
Denise has over 29 years of nursing experience with 16 years in healthcare risk management and consulting. She works directly with policyholders to provide risk management consulting services and to develop individualized action plans to mitigate potential loss based on their unique exposures and risk management needs. Additionally, Denise assists these clients with ongoing medical educational programs as well as policy and procedure review and development. Denise has served as a healthcare organization risk manager as well as a legal nurse consultant providing risk management consultative and education services to clinicians and healthcare organizations. Denise is a current board member of the Massachusetts Society for Healthcare Risk Management, serves as the chair of the membership committee and is a member of the program committee.

Allison M. Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, CPHRM, ARM, FASHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group
Allison provides risk management consulting services to Allied World’s medical professional liability policyholders and insured psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants. She works directly with policyholders to develop individualized action, plans to mitigate potential loss based on their unique exposures and risk management needs. Additionally, Allison assists these clients with ongoing medical educational programs as well as policy and procedure review and development. Allison has over 30 years of experience in the
medical professional insurance industry and frequently speaks on national, regional and local levels on topics related to risk management. Allison earned her B.A. degree from SUNY Stony Brook and her MPA degree from Long Island
University with a concentration in health care management. Allison has her Associate in Risk Management and Casualty Claims Law Associate designations.

Tracey Angelo, BSM, CPHRM
Assistant Vice President, Risk Management Group
Tracey has over 20 years of experience as a healthcare executive in the areas of risk, compliance, insurance, captive management and operations. She has developed innovative risk management solutions for a continuum of care spectrum: acute inpatient, behavioral health, long and short-term care, home health, hospice and outpatient care. A long time member of the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Tracey has served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and President. She is also a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Connecticut Captive Insurance Assurance Association (CCIA).


TAP March 5th, 2022 CME Virtual Webinar Registration:

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March 5
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