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Legal, Licensure and Liability Risk Drivers for Senior Care
Recruitment and retention of staff and leaders, reimbursement, emergency and pandemic planning, comprehensive infection prevention and control programs, supply costs, staff competency and training, higher acuity resident care needs, consumer expectations, and increasing regulatory requirements are just a few of the daily pressures facing senior care leaders. The challenges over the past two plus years have strained the senior care industry fueling regulatory fines, sanctions, cited deficiencies and professional liability claims. The defensibility of staffing challenges is a real and ongoing risk. Specialized areas of service focus (e.g., memory care, behavioral health/mental health care, higher-acuity short-term rehabilitation, complex wound care, tracheostomy, and ventilator care) are also creating additional business risk exposure.

This panel presentation will address the current state of professional liability risk exposure, claim trends, high-level deficiency trends, and the top senior care risk management issues from a legal, practice and administrative perspective. Case examples will address actionable risk management strategies that support proactive risk identification and sustainable quality and process improvement.

Oct 20, 2022 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Cyndi Siders
Executive Consultant, Risk Management and Patient Safety @Siders HealthCare Consulting, LLC
Cyndi has more than 30 years of healthcare, administrative and insurance experience, 25 of those focused on risk management and patient safety. Cyndi’s responsibilities as CEO and Executive Consultant of Siders HealthCare Consulting, LLC include providing customized risk management and patient safety professional consultation and strategic support, coaching, mentoring and education for healthcare organizations and health systems, risk management companies and insurance agencies. Cyndi has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in nursing from the University of North Dakota. She is a graduate of the Healthcare Risk Management Certificate Program co-sponsored by MMI Companies Inc. and the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. Cyndi is a distinguished fellow with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and a certified professional in healthcare risk management from the American Hospital Association.
Ric Henry
Managing Partner @Pendulum Risk Management Services
Ric is the managing partner of Pendulum. For 22 years, Pendulum has offered a balanced approach to evaluating potential risk and providing innovative risk management strategies to healthcare providers of all types. As we enter our third decade, we continue to be viewed by our clients as the premier risk management company in the industry. The Pendulum team has collaborated to grow the firm into a company providing consultative services to a full spectrum of healthcare settings such as hospitals, post-acute settings, and allied health. Services include clinical risk consulting, customer service assessments, emergency preparedness, HIPAA/HITECH assessments; cyber vulnerability testing; OSHA and life safety consultation; and more. Pendulum Claims Management has secured contracts to provide third-party administrator services to domestic and London-based insurance carriers.
Drew Graham
Attorney at Law @Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
Drew started his practice with Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in 1992 where he specializes in complex and high exposure healthcare litigation. His primary interest is the development of pretrial and trial strategies to improve outcomes and avoid aberration verdicts. He works with trial teams across the country to develop strategic solutions in high exposure damages in all types of cases.