Medical Legal Webinar Series

ConnAPA will be hosting a series of 3 medical/legal webinars over the upcoming months.
These webinars are FREE to members and will each be submitted for Category 1 CME.

All Webinars are Presented by Jody Erdfarb, JD and other attorneys of the Wiggin & Dana law firm

HIPAA Compliance & Enforcement – Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 PM

HIPAA is not only spelled incorrectly all of the time, but also is often totally misunderstood. Join this webinar to learn about HIPAA fundamentals, such as who is required to comply with HIPAA, under what conditions a patient’s health information can be used without authorization, and what forms are required and why. The latest regulatory changes and government priorities will also be discussed with a focus on recent government enforcement actions and litigation trends.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 4/28/2022 to 4/28/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-206067.

Medical Malpractice 101 – Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM

In the practice of medicine, lawsuits are commonplace, and sometimes inevitable. This presentation will provide tips on avoiding liability from malpractice claims, and for responding to a claim letter, lawsuit or subpoena. The presenters will provide an overview of the litigation process, including recent trends in medical malpractice verdicts and settlements, relevant legislation, case law and risk management themes.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 6/23/2022 to 6/23/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-206246

Audit Survival Guide for PAs – Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 PM

In this webinar, we will address what PAs should know to survive an audit and provide information about the different types of audits, with a focus on the Connecticut Medicaid audit process. We will describe in detail the Medicaid audit process as set forth in statute, from receipt of the initial audit notification letter from the Department of Social Services (DSS) through the judicial appeal process, including the auditor’s record review and the opportunity to respond and rebut any adverse findings. We will share, from our experiences, practical tips and informal ways to work with auditors to get the best result possible. Guidance regarding negotiating disallowances, challenging sampling and extrapolation methodology, and drafting responses will be offered. Finally, common recent audit findings will be discussed to help providers not only respond to such findings, but also avoid similar pitfalls before DSS initiates an audit.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 8/4/2022 to 8/4/2022. AAPA reference number: CME-206176.