Medi-Sota Lorman Webinars
Please register for any of the listed webinars below. You must submit registration any time between now and 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. These webinars are available for On-Demand viewing. You may request to view as many different webinars as you wish. Webinars will be added to your Lorman account no later than March 15th.
Learn to identify Business Continuity Plan enhancements that will better prepare your organization for a disaster. Participants in this program will learn the real-world ins and outs of disaster recovery and business continuity planning, particularly in ensuring your key business partners and technology providers have appropriate plans in place. We will cover the basics of what goes into a plan, the difference between disaster recovery and business continuity, how to test a plan, how to identify red flags in a plan, and much more. On completion of the presentation, participants will be better armed to address these issues within their organizations and in relationships with business partners.
Instructor: Michael R. Overly, Foley & Lardner LLP
Runtime: 65 Minutes
(CE’s: CPE/NASBA - QAS Self Study 1.8 including Business Management and Organization 1.8 - Nursing Ces through Medi-Sota)
Maintain a conflict-friendly workplace and abide by laws that may be implicated during the political season. The 2024 presidential election promises to be one for the history books as President Biden looks to serve four more years and the Republican field, including former President Trump and Florida Governor DeSantis, tries to gain the necessary momentum to make Biden a one-term president. A presidential election is never dull but throw in the pending criminal indictments against former President Trump, Speaker McCarthy's threats to impeach President Biden, the U.S. Supreme Court's recent affirmative action decision, and inflation, and you have one exciting election season. Given the state of our union, employers can expect a lot of political discussions and political actions in the workplace. This information will help you learn how to describe the rights that employees may have to discuss or engage in political activity in the workplace; identify any obligations that employers may have when political discussions implicate employees' protected classes; recognize when political discussions may qualify as protected concerted activity under the NLRA; and explain best practices for lessening the likelihood of employee conflict on polarizing political topics. Learn about other risks and best practices associated with this issue. This information is critical for employers interested in maintaining a conflict-friendly workplace and abiding by laws that may be implicated during the political season.
Instructor: Stuart Berman, Barker, Castro & Steinback, LLC
Runtime: 65 Minutes
(CE’s: CLE 1.0 - SHRM 1.0 - HRCI 1.0 - Nursing Ces through Medi-Sota)
Learn how to respond to a denial adequately and professionally to increase your chances of a denial being overturned. Medical denials come in various forms from the type of denial to the party making the adverse determination. When a medical provider receives a denial, it commonly includes limited reasoning justifying the denial and a summary of appeal rights afforded to contest the decision. However, even with the receipt of this information, the medical provider may not understand how this process works or how to present an adequate response to the denial. It prepares a submission that only responds to the initial basis of the medical denial not realizing an extended appeals process offers the party issuing the denial an opportunity to utilize other justifications for the adverse decision. It may not comprehend requirements as to how to submit evidence refuting the denial. Furthermore, a medical provider may not understand the long-term implications of failing to respond adequately to such a denial. One may overcome these issues by being proactive in addressing medical denials. This topic explains the medical denial appeals process and how one should proactively prepare their case to take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them. It will also describe in detail how to present a response to address the initial denial, how to proactively anticipate and circumvent in advance subsequent reasoning that may be used against the medical provider, and ensure that a waiver of appeal rights does not occur. This information will assist those individuals responsible for responding to medical denials to develop and implement best practices by illustrating examples of approaches to take when creating standard operating procedures for responsive actions. Failure to do so may result in the submission of insufficient evidence to support the medical provider's argument or even result in a waiver of a right that is guaranteed under law or by contract. This material is critical for medical providers to adequately approach, prepare, and present their reasoning and evidence to support their argument that the medical denial should be overturned.
Instructor: Patrick D. Souter, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
Runtime: 65 Minutes
(CE’s: AHIMA 1.0 including Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use 1 )
Learn the key points of a successful onboarding session and how to set your new hire up for success. This webinar enables employers and HR professionals to understand the DOs and DON'Ts of hiring new employees: from writing the ad to sending the offer letter and classifying employees; setting expectations in the workplace; and in creating and maintaining policies concerning acceptable and unacceptable conduct at work. We will provide helpful tips on how to pay employees, track employee time, enforce essential policies, implement arbitration agreements, and much more.
Instructor: Sherri T. Alexander, Polsinelli
Runtime: 64 minutes
(CE’s: ASA 1.0 - SHRM 1.0)
An excellent refresher on the key features of HIPAA along with the privacy and data security regulations. HIPAA, a national medical privacy law that is over two decades old was a law that was way ahead of its time. HIPAA's generous scope laid an important foundation for efforts to advance health-related information technology in a secure manner that respects individuals' rights to control the use and disclosure of their protected health information. Now as we find ourselves amid an international infectious disease pandemic, it is important to know and understand the robust features of HIPAA's privacy and security provisions to apply them not only in a health care setting but potentially in employment settings as well. Because HIPAA is a law that is intended to be technology-neutral, understanding how to scale it to fit unique facts and circumstances is essential. This information will give you the tools to do that. You are encouraged to submit questions in advance, and they can be answered live during the webinar.
Instructor: Leslie Bender, CIPP/US, CCCO, CCCA, IFCCE, Eversheds Sutherland
Runtime: 90 minutes
(CE's: AHIMA 1.5 including Health Law and Compliance 1.5)
Keep your company out of hot water by making sure you have the appropriate documentation when disciplining an employee. Many employers faced with responding to wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, or related complaints lack the requisite documentation to support disciplinary actions. Documenting employee misconduct and performance issues can support future adverse employment decisions, and show that the employer took the necessary and appropriate steps to address and correct any performance or disciplinary issues. This program will equip managers and human resources professionals with the know-how and tools to create effective documentation that supports negative employment actions taken in response to disciplinary or performance problems. Participants will learn best practices for managing the employee discipline and performance evaluation process. Specifically, participants will have an understanding of documentation basics, such as the type of information that should--and should not--be included in the documentation of disciplinary warnings and performance reviews. Using real-life examples, this program will walk participants through the process of drafting effective performance evaluations, performance improvement plans, disciplinary warnings, memos to file, and investigation reports, including disciplinary recommendations. This topic is critical for employers to protect their business, ensure that they have established a record of problematic behavior to support any disciplinary action, and defend against administrative charges and lawsuits that challenge the employer's justifications for its actions. As an added bonus, participants will better understand how fair and effective documentation can promote more equitable employment decisions, thereby enhancing cooperation and teamwork, and increasing productivity.
Instructor: Kamil Gajda & Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Runtime: 65 minutes
(CE's: ASA 1.0 - CLE 1.0 - HRCI 1.0 - SHRM 1.0 - Nursing Ces through Medi-Sota)
Gain the blueprint on how to establish a comprehensive workers' compensation program. Injuries are not planned. The severity level of injuries can range from minor to life-threatening. It is in the best interest of both the employee and the employer to work together to find the best outcome after a work-related injury. This webinar offers a blueprint on how to establish a comprehensive workers' compensation program. We begin with strategies on how to reduce work accidents. For employers, fewer claims equal lower workers' compensation premiums. Next, we offer steps on how to manage injuries when they occur, from investigation to claims management, and how to prepare for potential litigation. We will conclude with a discussion on how to work with an employee following an injury to successfully reintegrate them into the workforce through the use of early return-to-work programs and rehabilitation.
Instructor: Yolanda L. Barnes, Barnes Legal Consulting, Inc.
Runtime: 62 minutes
(CE's: ASA 1.0 - CLE 1.0 - HRCI 1.0 - SHRM 1.0)
Gain the tools needed to feel more comfortable saying no in a variety of professional situations. A colleague asks you to help on a project that is their responsibility. A manager hands you a task due today, in addition to the three other to-dos already on your list. A client requests another 30 days before they pay their bill. Your boss asks you to check your email during your vacation. These are just a few scenarios when you'd prefer to say no, yet just can't bring yourself to speak this two-letter word. Later you regret your hesitation to state your preference. This presentation will help professionals discover why it can feel so difficult to say no as well as the benefits of doing so. This fast-paced webinar highlights when to say no as well as when not to respond with a no. Attendees will leave this webinar feeling more comfortable saying no in a variety of professional situations because they'll receive tools that they can immediately use to do so.
Instructor: Janice Russell, COC, CPO-CD, Minding Your Matters
Runtime: 58 minutes
(CE’s: ASAP PACE 0.1 - IAAP 1.0 - Nursing Ces through Medi-Sota)