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Episode 10: Your Duty to Bear Witness

May 28, 2020

Your Duty to Bear WitnessThis episode discusses patient informed consent, and malfeasance risk. In other words, your duty to bear witness, implicit duty to disclose to the client. If you’re aware of illegal activity in your practice or by your employer or supervisor, you must report it immediately, including to your State License Board. Your job security is far less important than possible criminal prosecution against you, your loss of license, and certain civil litigation against you.

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Episode 9: The 5 Cs in the Big D – Deposition

May 12, 2020

Our podcast presenter, Phil Lawson, Vice President of Product Development and Risk, discusses the five (5) Cs and the big D in this episode. The big D is the deposition and the five Cs are confidence, concise, clear, courteous, and careful. The five Cs and the big D, deposition, really deals with avoiding malpractice. These are tips for healthcare workers to manage risk. Learn about these important concepts in this episode of the Social Work Risky Business Podcast.

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Podcast 3: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

April 22, 2020

Episode Three

This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board requirements, and the practicalities of working through technology. This is the third of three episodes and is approximately 15-20 minutes long and provides valuable insight into what you need to know about providing client care through online video.

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Podcast Series: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Episode 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 2: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 3: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

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Podcast 2: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

April 22, 2020

Episode Two

This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board requirements, and the practicalities of working through technology. This is the second of three episodes and is approximately 15-20 minutes long and provides valuable insight into what you need to know about providing client care through online video.

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Related – Visit our website dedicated to COVID-19 Resources

Podcast Series: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Episode 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 2: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 3: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

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Podcast 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

April 22, 2020

Episode One

This podcast series provides needed information and tools for coping with social distancing, teletherapy, and the desire and need to serve clients properly, while maintaining practices in compliance with professional Code of Ethics, HIPAA regulations, state licensing board requirements, and the practicalities of working through technology. This is the first of three episodes and is approximately 15-20 minutes long and provides valuable insight into what you need to know about providing client care through online video.

Read Full Transcript – Episode 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy
Related – Visit our website dedicated to COVID-19 Resources

Podcast Series: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Episode 1: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 2: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

Episode 3: What You Need to Know About Teletherapy

Developed to address the most frequently asked questions about teletherapy, this podcast series provides needed information and tools.

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Episode 8: Risk and Claims Helpline Experiences

March 13, 2020

Risk and Claims HelplineOur podcast presenter, Phil Lawson, Vice President of Product Development and Risk, talks about some of our helpline experiences. He shares some experiential feedback from the risk retention group helpline – a free service for risk retention insurance policyholders. And, some who call the risk retention helpline with questions regarding a variety of practice interactions and risk mitigation general guidance. Risk-retention group insurers rely on the risk retention groups’ helpline for legal guidance, helping practitioners mitigate risk and deliver better services within their respective practice models. Enjoy this episode and learn more tips on avoiding malpractice.

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Episode 7: Pitfalls and Perils

March 5, 2020

Pitfalls and PerilsIn this episode of the Social Work Risky Business Podcast, we discuss pitfalls and perils of an insurance policy. You must be absolutely sure your insurance policy, probably issued by a Wall Street insurance company, protects you. There are complex contracts offered by these companies with a lot of loopholes.

We recommend at the Risk Retention Group you conduct an audit of your insurance coverage at least once every six months and determine if your coverage gaps exist. Coverage gaps mean you are personally responsible and you will be standing alone if something happens. Check out our latest podcast to learn more about Pitfalls & Perils.

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Episode 6: Negligence is Spelled More than Simply Malpractice

February 19, 2020

Negligence is Spelled More than MalpracticeWhat do we mean by negligence is spelled more than simply malpractice? Well, negligence is a duty, breach, damage, and proximate cause. Those are the elements. Avoiding malpractice and tips for social workers to manage risk is important. You’re an expert in your healthcare profession. As such, you are held to that specific standard of care for which you’re licensed. Each expertise has a standard of care.

In this episode of the Social Work Risky Business Podcast, we discuss what negligence is, how it can be disastrous for your practice or business, and, more importantly, how to avoid this risk.

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Episode 5: Lapse and Gaps

February 5, 2020

Episode 5: Lapse & GapsThe healthcare field is booming. The fastest-growing 30 occupations of all occupations in the country indicate there are eight in the allied health sector. This sector contains a variety of healthcare behavioral health care workers, working in many occupations and therapies.

These eight occupations account for 4.9 million workers today and over 13 million workers in 10 years, as forecasted by the U. S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016. That’s over four times the average growth rate compared to all occupations in the US. The allied healthcare field is important and highly valued. That is why NASW Assurance Services provides information on how to avoid malpractice and tips for allied health workers to manage risk.

This episode discusses lapse and gaps in your insurance policy and keeping your coverage continuously. A lapse in coverage can hurt. Don’t let it happen to you.

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Episode 4: Insurance Basics

January 27, 2020

Insurance Basics

As a licensed healthcare practitioner, there’s no doubt that you have a professional liability policy. And, you probably should have a cyber or data-breach liability insurance policy to insure you from HIPAA violations for third party information breach. Also, a general liability insurance policy covering your office, bodily injury, and third party property, especially if you have an office or you hold conferences offsite.

We’ll discuss some of the most important liability insurance terms that you need to know during this brief podcast. Following this episode, you’ll know the basics to help you better understand your insurance needs.

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