Category Archives: Podcasts

PODCAST: Appealing adverse final rulings in healthcare discipline, discharge and termination

Today’s podcast interview with attorney Michael Cohen, focuses on his work with attorney Michael Favia in defending healthcare professionals and appealing adverse decisions from any state agency final ruling affecting involving discipline, discharge and terminations. There are many compelling reasons to file an appeal of a ruling affecting your healthcare career. Attorneys Cohen and Favia work as a team to fight for the professional being disciplined or terminated. USE THIS LINK TO LISTEN ANYTIME

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Common elements in reportable healthcare discipline, discharge and termination cases;
  • Describing usual procedural processes leading to an appealable final ruling and decision;
  • The measurable impact of healthcare discipline or termination on a local and national level;
  • What to expect in appealing an adverse discipline, discharge or termination ruling.

Michael B. Cohen is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Cohen represents clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, both state and federal at the trial and appellate levels, focused on complex commercial litigation. His litigation practice includes the areas of appellate law, bankruptcy, civil rights, commercial, constitutional, criminal, employment, estates and trusts, insurance coverage, medical malpractice defense, personal injury actions, privacy, professional liability, and real estate.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

PODCAST: 10 Marketing Tips to Keep Patients Happy and Decrease the Risk of Being Sued

Many health care practitioners think marketing is the sole method to increase the number of patients in a medical practice. Marketing is much more than your collection of brochures and web pages. While our printed materials are important, our brand is really dictated by the opinions of others with whom we interact in our professions. Today we will review a list of 10 cost-effective marketing tips and tactics to boost our brand, keep patients happy and reduce our malpractice risks. Use this link to listen anytime.

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Communicating with patients and family members, in and out of the care setting;
  • Respecting the process of patients shopping for ideal health care professionals;
  • Making your office an appealing place to be where patients and their time are valuable;
  • Creating a system to request, receive and respond to patient and family feedback.

Patricia Favia is an award-winning marketing communications and branding professional who is focused on helping health care industry leaders engage their full potential. Ms. Favia works with integrated marketing, communications and advertising to help professionals in the health care industry. In her career in health care marketing, Patricia Favia worked as a director in major health systems in Illinois. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from DePaul University and participates in the Graduate School of Business, Continuing Education Program at Loyola University Chicago.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

PODCAST: An overview of current and future osteopathic medicine with Dr. Karen Nichols

Today’s podcast interview with Dr. Karen Nichols, focuses on osteopathic medicine and how osteopaths are different from traditional medical doctors. In the next 30 minutes Karen will talk to us about the whole person approach to osteopathic medicine, treatment and care. Learn about the rise of awareness and practice of osteopathic medicine and what we may anticipate in the future of comprehensive holistic healthcare. Use this link to listen anytime.

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Similarities and differences between MDs and osteopathic physicians
  • A rise in the osteopathic profession and an increase in women osteopaths
  • The Institute of Medicine of Chicago and its role in osteopathic medicine
  • Career opportunities in, and the future of osteopathic medicine

Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS is the Dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to serving as Dean, she was Assistant Dean, Post Doctoral Education and Division Director (chair), Internal Medicine at the Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nichols a graduate of the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) with a DO degree and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. She has a Masters degree in Management with a specialty in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. Dr. Nichols served as president of the American Osteopathic Association, president of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association and president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. She is presently on the board of the Osteopathic International Alliance.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

PODCAST: Medical office management tips with Donna Weinstock

Today’s podcast interview with Donna Weinstock, from Office Management Solution, a Chicago area provider of solutions and services for medical offices, focuses on current trends and topics in medical practice management. In the next 30 minutes, Donna will talk to us about her approach to running a business and healthcare practice and offer examples of opportunities in improving our operations, patient service and employee retention. Click/tap here to listen to the interview anytime.

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Why medical offices need policy manuals;
  • How to best divide and delegate tasks;
  • Making smart choices when recruiting employees;
  • When it makes sense to use outsource solutions;
  • Services provided by Office Management Solution.

Donna Weinstock is president of Office Management Solution. She has spent over 30 years in healthcare, first working in physician offices as a biller and receptionist and later as a practice manager.

This has allowed her to truly understand the workings and day to day operations of healthcare practices which now allows her to help her clients/physician practices to become more efficient and therefore more profitable.

Donna is a is a speaker and writes for healthcare magazines.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

PODCAST: The expanding role of nurses in the community with Elizabeth Carlson, PhD, RN

Today’s podcast interview with Doctor Elizabeth Carlson focuses on current trends and topics in the area of careers in nursing. In the next 30 minutes Doctor Carlson will talk to us about her career in nursing and healthcare and offer examples of opportunities in several nursing professions in demand today and in the years to come. Click/tap here to listen to the podcast interview.

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Introducing Elizabeth Carlson, PhD, RN – tell us about your career path
  • Current trends in health care and the nursing profession specifically
  • Identifying various nursing professions; what they can and cannot do
  • Pathways from one degree level to the next; planning a nursing career path

Dr. Elizabeth A. Carlson has held a variety of clinical and academic positions of leadership at Rush University Medical Center since 1976. Beginning as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in critical care, she served as Interim Chairperson of Medical Nursing, which is a joint clinical and academic leadership position, and is currently Professor and Chairperson, Department of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush College of Nursing. Dr. Carlson was recognized as a 2014 Pinnacle Leader by the Power of Nursing Leadership. She served as Program Director for Systems Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice from 2012 to 2014. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Michigan in 1973, her master of science in nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1977, and her PhD from Rush University in 1988.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

PODCAST: Nurse Consulting and Litigation Assistance with Samantha Glon

Today’s podcast interview with nurse consultant, Samantha Glon, focuses on current trends and topics in the area of nurse consulting and litigation assistance in healthcare related cases. In the next 30 minutes Samantha will talk to us about her career in nurse consulting work in general and in the legal practice areas including tort liability, malpractice consultations and nursing home and medical practice investigations. CLICK/TAP HERE TO LISTEN NOW!CLICK/TAP HERE TO LISTEN NOW!

Topics covered in this 30-minute interview:

  • Introducing nurse consultant, Samantha Glon, RN, BS, ALNC, FCEA
  • Career focus on nurse consulting, what type of work is involved?
  • What skill sets and experience are important in reviewing medical charts?
  • Litigation assistance in healthcare related cases involving (1) tort liability, (2) malpractice consultations, and (3) nursing home and medical practice investigations.
  • Tips for people looking for a career change and have an interest in nurse consulting?

 

Samantha Glon, RN, BS, ALNC, FCEA, is the founder and owner of SJG & Associates, the legal nurse consulting and medical records review provider for attorneys, insurance companies, and healthcare facilities. Samantha has significant work experience as a Registered Nurse and in healthcare and nursing director positions. Samantha earned her Associates of Science Degree in Registered Nursing from Elgin Community College and she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Healthcare Management from National-Lewis University.

# # #

Michael V. Favia & Associates are available to advise and represent health care professionals and the general Chicagoland community with a variety of legal issues. With offices conveniently located in the Chicago Loop, Northwest side and suburbs, you can schedule a discrete meeting with an attorney at your convenience and discretion.

Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants 5

For more about Michael V. Favia & Associates’ professional licensing work, please call (773) 631-4580, visit www.IL-Licensing.com and feel free to “Like” the firm on Facebook and “Follow” the firm on Twitter. You may also connect with Attorney Michael V. Favia on LinkedIn and on Avvo.com where you may also read client endorsements and reviews.

State agencies including the IDFPR work together to keep Illinois residents safe.

Healthcare Podcast Recap: Several recent healthcare professional and consultant interviews!

In case you missed them, below are several recent Internet radio podcast interviews featuring a variety of healthcare professionals with relationships and connections to the Chicago-based team of Illinois Licensing Professional Consultants.

From first seeking a professional healthcare license, to managing exposure and liability in complex health systems, the individuals featured in this series, have the answers and advice you may need to protect your career interests. Brought to you by the Chicago health law, licensing and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. (773) 631-4580

Simply click on the titles to listen to these podcasts anytime!

  1. Workers Compensation: Independent medical examinations with Anna Lozoya
  • Introducing Anna Lozoya, JD, RN, Of Counsel to Michael V. Favia & Associates
  • Describe the independent medical examination (IME) process in workers compensation
  • My expertise in reading medical records and IME reports, independently
  • The importance and value of an objective third party observer
  • The benefits of having a nurse advocate in the exam room during an IME

Anna Lozoya, JD, RN, Of Counsel to Michael V. Favia & Associates, works for the firm, on independent medical examination (IME) matters in workers compensation cases. Anna leverages her experience reading medical records and IME reports to help the firm maximize its results for workers compensation plaintiffs. Anna is an attorney and a registered nurse in the State of Illinois and works with a variety of health related legal matters including personal injury, medical malpractice, and regulatory matters with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, Anna is experienced in real estate law and is bi-lingual Spanish speaker. Anna earned her law degree from the DePaul University where she focused in health law and regulation.

  1. Nursing homes: Compliance with Federal and State Regulations with Carol Prosapio, RN
  • Making informed decisions when choosing a nursing home, do your research
  • Examining compliance requirements and how nursing homes strive for compliance
  • Increasing nursing home staff to provide increased resident care requirements
  • Resources for risk analysis, root cause, analysis regarding pressure ulcers
  • Pain management, fall prevention, infections, personal hygiene and activities

Carol Prosapio is an accomplished registered nurse with 36 years experience. She served the State of Illinois, the last 11 years, working as a long-term care surveyor. A Health Facilities Surveillance Nurse, for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Carol inspected long-term care facilities to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. She investigated allegations of abuse, neglect, improper nursing care and misuse of resident funds. Additionally, Carol reviewed records, laws, and procedures, investigating and surveying legal and policy compliance. Carol is an alumnus of Moraine Valley Community College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lewis University.

  1. Criminal Healthcare Fraud and Defense with Attorney Anthony Schumann
  • Introducing Anthony Schumann, tell us about your law practice
  • Sources of criminal healthcare law, state and federal
  • Enforcement areas: home health, kickbacks, mental health, drug diversion, etc.
  • What to expect during investigations and when to obtain legal defense counsel
  • Professional licensing concerns in connection with dispositions of cases
  • What to expect in defending criminal healthcare fraud charges

Anthony L. Schumann is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Schumann has participated in over 150 civil and criminal trials and evidentiary hearings.  He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, government liability, and white collar criminal defense.  He has extensive experience representing corporate, governmental and individual clients in state and federal courts and during all stages of investigation and throughout the litigation process.  Mr. Schumann has extensive experience assisting companies with internal investigations and in handling compliance issues.  He has attained an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest professional rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards; and he is also included in the listings of Illinois Leading Lawyer and Illinois Super Lawyer.

  1. Medical experts in court and evidence based medicine with Dr. James Harlan
  • What does it take to be a medical expert?
  • What should attorneys be looking for in a medical expert?
  • Daubert vs Frye rulings: some states have different burdens to prove opinions for medical experts
  • Evidence based medicine, what makes a good study beyond a mere claim
  • About INSPE and what we do for the attorney and the expert

James Harlan, MD, FACEP, Received a BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Evansville and his MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed residency at the Resurrection Emergency Medicine Program in 2009 and has been practicing emergency medicine since. Currently, he practices at Northshore University Healthsystem. He joined INSPE in 2012 and is currently focused on the growth of the company. Recently, he has volunteered his time teaching emergency medicine residents and medical students. He has also given his time to ICEP for board review courses. His free time is spent with family.