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Upcoming Webinars

New NFO Benefit: Florida State required CME courses provided free to NFO physician members. First course open on-demand today with our CME partner mecop! Physicians – check your inbox for your MECOP log-in information.
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2022 Business of Medicine Webinar Series will begin in April 2022. Please check back soon for full schedule.
12/08/2022 | 12:00 PM
Using 2022 Medicare Audit Trends to Prepare for 2023
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12/13/2022 | 12:00 PM
The Impact of Soft Skills on the Prevention of Medical Malpractice
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01/02/2023 | 12:00 PM
Medical Errors and Omissions: The Florida CME Requirement
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01/02/2023 | 12:00 PM
Domestic Violence: Improving Screening and Connecting Patients to Resources
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01/02/2023 | 12:00 PM
Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Florida Mandated Requirement
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RISK MANAGEMENT PREMIUM CREDIT OPTIONS

MedPro has extended the period to qualify for the Risk Management Premium Credit Discount. From now until August 19, 2022, the Network of Florida Otolaryngologists policyholders have the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) and premium credits to qualify for your malpractice discount.

Courses should be successfully completed prior to the policy renewal date for which the premium credit should be applied.

The three approved courses available can be found below for viewing.

Event Reporting and Root Cause Analysis

Course Description: Event reporting and effective investigations of safety events as well as near misses are a critical element in a culture of safety. Through identification of causal factors and process issues, clinicians are able to learn and improve practices to provide better quality of care. The effective use of data supports shared learning systems.

Informed Consent: You Never Told Me!

Myka Whitman | MedPro Group

Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care. Successful communication in the patient-physician relationship fosters trust and supports shared decision making.

Risk Management Essentials: The Impact of Documentation

Myka Whitman | MedPro Group

Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care. Successful communication in the patient-physician relationship fosters trust and supports shared decision making.

A Course Attestation-Evaluation must be completed for each session. This will serve as confirmation of session completion.

2022 NFO Business of Medicine Webinar Series

10/14/2022

Medical Errors and Omissions: The Florida CME Requirement

This 2-hour self paced course meets the Florida CME re-licensure requirement. It addresses Medical Errors from the inpatient, hospital-based setting, as well as risk and error in the outpatient practice setting. The final portion of the course offers case studies in real, litigated cases in the state of Florida in each of the 5 highest areas of misdiagnoses. This session is a required session for physician Florida licensure renewal. This session is a self-paced module, provided at at no charge to NFO physician members through the NFO-MECOP partnership. It is available for FREE, to all Physician NFO Members only for the one-week time period specified, beginning Friday, October 14th at noon EST. The complimentary period closes the following Thursday, October 20th, at noon EST. To take advantage of this valuable NFO Educational benefit, physician members simply click the MECOP Access Link during the FREE period, use the username and password that was sent to your email from education@floridaent.org to sign into your personal account on the MECOP website and the Florida mandated course will be available to you at no charge. If you create a new MECOP account, you will NOT have access to the NFO benefit.

10/21/2022

Domestic Violence: Improving Screening and Connecting Patients to Resources

This 2-hour course meets the Florida CME requirement for license renewal. It discusses types of abuse and abuse patters, establishes domestic violence as a widespread public health issue. It discusses screening recommendations as well as reporting requirements. The course also offers resources for clinicians and patients. This session is a required session for physician Florida licensure renewal. This session is a self-paced module, provided at at no charge to NFO physician members through the NFO-MECOP partnership. It is available for FREE, to all Physician NFO Members only for the one-week time period specified, beginning Friday, October 21st at noon EST. The complimentary period closes the following Thursday, October 27th, at noon EST. To take advantage of this valuable NFO Educational benefit, physician members simply click the MECOP Access Link during the FREE period, use the username and password that was sent to your email from education@floridaent.org to sign into your personal account on the MECOP website and the Florida mandated course will be available to you at no charge. If you create a new MECOP account, you will NOT have access to the NFO benefit.

08/04/2022

Event Reporting and Root Cause Analysis

Course Description: Event reporting and effective investigations of safety events as well as near misses are a critical element in a culture of safety. Through identification of causal factors and process issues, clinicians are able to learn and improve practices to provide better quality of care. The effective use of data supports shared learning systems.

08/18/2022

Expect Surprises from the No Surprises Act

The No Surprises Act is often thought of as a way to protect patients in the hospital from unexpected, high medical bills from providers not on their plan. It is that but it’s also more. Every practice treating an out-of-network or uninsured (self pay) patient in their office must understand this laws implications. One other federal regulation that needs some discussion is Information Blocking. There are some concepts and requirements you must know to be compliant when patients request their medical records.

09/22/2022

Exposure Control Plan Requirements for Audiology

The purpose of this infection control plan is to outline those procedures to be implemented in the audiology environment for purposes of eliminating or minimizing potential transmission of infectious organisms among patients, employees, or other individuals gaining access into the clinical environment. In accordance with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030, the following infection control plan has been developed to address specific tasks inherent to the practice of audiology and to minimize the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious bodily substances. While direct exposure to blood may be remote, this plan is intended to protect employees and patients from such possibility and to reduce exposure to non-bloodborne pathogens that may potentially play a role in disease transmission. This webinar will review the required elements of a written exposure control plan that is focused on audiology.

10/13/2022

Managing Social Media Challenges in Healthcare

Social media is ubiquitous, highly divisive, and most importantly, it can be dangerous for healthcare and dental providers without the appropriate controls in place. This program examines social media devices, formats, and target audiences. The regulatory impact on healthcare and dental providers is described, and strategies to mitigate risks associated with social media are explored.

10/28/2022

Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Florida Mandated Requirement

Lawful Prescribing, Updated Statistics and Appropriate Management. Outline the requirements in House Bill 21 and House Bill 451. Discuss the implications of the rules outlined in HB 21 and HB 451. Discuss the current opioid overdose death statistics and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Outline current recommendations from the CDC. Discuss OUD (Opioid Use Disorder) and best practices for managing and treating patients. This session is a required session for physician Florida licensure renewal. This session is a self-paced module, provided at at no charge to NFO physician members through the NFO-MECOP partnership. It is available for FREE, to all Physician NFO Members only for the one-week time period specified, beginning Friday, October 28th at noon EST. The complimentary period closes the following Thursday, November 3rd, at noon EST. To take advantage of this valuable NFO Educational benefit, physician members simply click the MECOP Access Link during the FREE period, use the username and password that was sent to your email from education@floridaent.org to sign into your personal account on the MECOP website and the Florida mandated course will be available to you at no charge. If you create a new MECOP account, you will NOT have access to the NFO benefit.

09/30/2022

Earlens: A New Class of Non-surgical Hearing Technology Exclusive to ENT Practices partnered with Audiology

Earlens, a new class of non-surgical hearing technology, exclusively available through ENT practices partnered with audiology is a substantial and meaningful step forward in the treatment of hearing loss. Earlens unique mechanism of action, directly vibrating the eardrum at the umbo of the malleus via a tiny custom-built lens, delivers 2.5X the audible bandwidth of acoustic hearing aids. This extended audible bandwidth, from 100Hz to 10kHz, provides for significant performance benefits when compared, head-to-head, with well contemporary fit hearing aids. Peer reviewed published studies demonstrate Earlens extended audible bandwidth delivers superior performance understanding speech in background noise and improved sound quality/clarity. The top two complaints reported by hearing aid users. This session will outline the physical reasons that the system is able to provide this increase in audible bandwidth and present peer-reviewed evidence supporting the efficacy and patient preference for a full bandwidth of audibility listening experience. Audiology Provider CEU Information: The Network of Medical Audiology Professionals is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.1 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.

10/06/2022

Cyber Insecurity is Here to Stay

Hackers never give up. Data breaches occur every day in numerous ways - malware, ransomware, phishing, just to name a few. The number and variety of attacks continue to grow, making efficient cybersecurity difficult for most practices. Today’s environment has become increasingly complicated and dangerous, in fact, your cyber liability risks are growing so rapidly that many predict they are now greater than your malpractice risk. With the healthcare industry now suffering 51 percent of all data breaches, it is imperative to know the threats we face each day, how to identify them and take appropriate actions so you do not become one of the ever-increasing statistics.