Telepsychiatry: What the Future Holds - A Risk Management Perspective; and

Risk Management Considerations when Documenting Medical Records

Virtual CME Live Activity Webinar

Registration Fee Schedule:

      • TAP/ TSPP/ TSCAP Member: $40
      • TAP/ TSPP/ TSCAP Member Resident, Fellow, Medical Student, or Member in Training: $10
      • Non-Member Physician: $60
      • Non-Member Resident, Fellow Member in Training or Medical Student: $15
      • Allied Health Professional: $40

Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 10 a.m. – noon
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Telepsychiatry: What the Future Holds – A Risk Management Perspective
Presented by: Allison Funicelli
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 changes 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.

This Webinar will discuss the risks and benefits of using telemedicine in psychiatry, provide important legal and regulatory information to reduce the likelihood for a medical malpractice claim or licensing board complaint and provide risk mitigation strategies to reduce potential liability and build a strong defense.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the current state of telehealth utilization and common uses in psychiatry
  • Analyze relevant federal and state laws, regulations, medical malpractice and reimbursement requirements that impact telepsychiatry
  • Discuss key risk strategies to mitigate potential liability exposures when utilizing telepsychiatry

Risk Management Considerations when Documenting Medical Records
Presented by: Denise Neal
Documentation is the foundation for communication for patient care, is one of the basic risk management tools, and is a reflection of competence 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.

This webinar reviews basic documentation principles, whether notes are written on paper or in an electronic health record, and how to respond to patient requests to change their records. It identifies best practices to address special situations and to ensure that documentation is objective, timely, succinct and complete.

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

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

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists in clinical practice.

Planners and Faculty
Allison Funicelli, MPA, CCLA, ARM, CPHRM, DFASHRM
AWAC Services Company, a member company of Allied World

AWAC Services Company, a member company of Allied World

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by American Psychiatric Association (APA) and American Professional Agency, Inc.. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
American Professional Agency, Inc. (APA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
APA does not accept financial support from ineligible companies for CME activities. No one in a position to influence course content has anything to disclose.

Estimated Time to Complete
2.0 hours, exclusive of breaks

The purpose of this activity is to provide general information on risk management issues.  The information presented does not constitute legal advice.