You CAN avoid the legal fallout from having to “fire” a patient and head off significant losses from patient no-shows with a little help from healthcare attorneys, Heidi Kocher, BS, MBA, JD, CHC and Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, during a 2-part online training series:
Part 1: Firing a patient, for whatever the reason, comes with serious legal implications. If done incorrectly, your patient could end up feeling neglected, discarded and discriminated against – all of which open the doors to legal headaches and financial losses for you. See a more detailed description of this online training below.
Part 2: Patient no-shows are a chronic problem. On average, outpatient no-show rates generate an average loss of 14% in daily revenue! You don’t necessarily have to remove these patients from your practice. You can receive proven tactics to get these patients to show up on time. More details about this online training are included below.
Each of these online trainings are led by nationally-recognized healthcare compliance attorneys that will walk you through how to resolve these challenging and costly issues. You’ll receive step-by-step, plain-English strategies you can put into action immediately. Don’t face these important issues alone.
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PART 1: Fire Your Patient Without Fear of Litigation
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Terminating a physician-patient relationship is fraught with dangers that can land you in serious legal and financial hot water.
When you “fire” a patient, they can easily feel neglected, discarded and discriminated against.
This is what typically drives a patient to accuse you of patient abandonment. And if this happens, you can count on ending up in a legal and financial nightmare you want NO part of.
However, if you know how, you can end a patient relationship without the worry of being accused of wrongdoing or the stress and expense of defending your actions in court.
The answer is to follow a specific step-by-step patient relationship termination policy, and this is where healthcare attorney and educator, Heidi Kocher, BS, MBA, JD, CHC, can help.
PART 2: Patient No-Shows: Reduce Legal Risk and Lost Revenue
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Patient no-shows are insanely expensive and can seriously increase your practice’s legal risk.
The problem is, that the solutions you’ve probably implemented, charging a no-show fee or dismissing a patient for chronic missed appointments, can open you up to liabilities that can cost you more than the original no-show.
So, what can you do to better manage patient no-shows, reduce your legal risk and avoid massive revenue losses? That’s where nationally-recognized healthcare compliance attorney, Jennifer Searfoss, Esq, CPOM, CHCI, CMCS, can help. During her online training, Jennifer will provide you with step-by-step answers to this costly, lawsuit-ridden issue.
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Heidi has 20 years of experience in health care legal and compliance related issues. Her experience includes positions at a large hospital corporation, serving as a compliance officer for a sleep lab/DME company and a compliance director, chief privacy officer and interim chief compliance officer at a medical device manufacturer.
In addition, she has represented and advised critical access and long-term care hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies (including compounding pharmacies), non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. As a result, she understands the complexities and challenges that providers large and small face in complying with increasingly varied and complex laws.
She is an expert in all aspects of compliance and privacy programs, including developing and deploying policies, procedures and training. Her experience includes implementing the various requirements and aspects of a Corporate Integrity Agreement, responding to and defending audits from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers up through the ALJ level, guiding clients through voluntary self-disclosures, seeking advisory opinions from the OIG, and defending FDA audits.
Heidi developed criteria for and implemented an aggregate spend system, permitting a medical device manufacturer to timely report correct information under the Physician Open Payments Acts (also known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act).
In addition, she is experienced in developing and implementing a compliance program to address Foreign Corrupt Practices Act requirements, including Eucomed guidelines. She also has significant reimbursement experience, addressing coverage policy issues, challenging denials, recoupments, and loss of billing privileges, obtaining HCPCS codes, and other reimbursement related issues.
Jennifer focuses on quality improvement, revenue cycle management and strategic planning in this post-health reform world.
Prior to taking on the role as entrepreneur, Jennifer was the Vice President of External Provider Relations for UnitedHealthcare, a Minnesota-based health insurance company. From 2007 to April 2011, she established and led the Provider Communications & Advocacy unit. This enterprise asset reviewed and approved communications for the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid participating providers in the UnitedHealthcare network. She also solicited direct feedback on how to improve payer operations from the physician and hospital community, which resulted in higher provider satisfaction rates with the national insurance company during her tenure at UnitedHealthcare.
Before going behind the iron curtain, Jennifer served as the External Relations Liaison for the Washington, DC-based Government Affairs Department of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). As the External Relations Liaison, Jennifer coordinated MGMA advocacy efforts with other specialties and medical organizations. She also was the Government Affairs Representative for the Eastern & Southern Sections. She began her work with MGMA in August of 2001.
Jennifer has had the pleasure of teaching at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she taught health care law, international diplomacy and women & politics and at George Washington University teaching health care policy. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in health science and policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and law degree from the University of Maryland.Jennifer is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist, Certified Healthcare Coding Instructor and Certified Practice Office Manager by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.