Avoiding Lawsuits: Safety & Ethics for Acupuncture Clinics

4-part series to keep your practice and your patients safe

With Instructor Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DAOM, DNBAO, FAIPM

Acupuncture Expert Witness in Malpractice Litigation and Regulatory Investigations

In-Person Classes & Webinars

Must be attended at the time/date offered for Live PDAs/CEUs -- scroll down for details of contents of each class.

 

Avoiding Lawsuits I: Essential Principles & Practices

Live Webinar with Anthony Von der Muhll

Thursday, May 30, 2024
5:00-7:00 Pacific Time
2 Live NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Pointing to Safety: Your Path to Preventing Adverse Events in Clinical Practice

Risk Management for Acupuncture Clinics

with panelists Anthony Von der Muhll, LAc, DNBAO, DAOM,

Lisa Rohleder, LAc, MAcOM, & Michael Anderson, CPHRM

Free Live Webinar: Wednesday, June 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

2 NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

Part 1 of 3-part series sponsored by Medical Insurance Exchange Corporation and Five Flavors Herb Pharmacy

Register at miec.com/acusafetypanels

Avoiding Lawsuits II: Clarifying Gray Areas in Scope of Practice and Consent

Live Webinar with Anthony Von der Muhll

Thursday, June 20, 2024
12:00-2:00 Pacific Time
2 Live NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Avoiding Lawsuits III: Standards of Care, Safety & Documentation

Live Webinar with Anthony Von der Muhll

Thursday, August 8, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

2 Live NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Avoiding Lawsuits IV: Ethics & Laws in Billing & Marketing

Live Webinar with Anthony Von der Muhll

Thursday, September 5, 5:00-700 p.m. Pacific Time
2 Live NCCAOM Ethics PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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See below for detailed contents

of each live webinar & distance-learning class

Self-Paced Distance Learning

1-year on-demand access -- scroll down for details of each course's contents.

Videos will be posted following each associated live webinar.

 

 

Avoiding Lawsuits I: Essential Principles & Practices

with Anthony Von der Muhll

2 Distance-learning NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Avoiding Lawsuits II: Clarifying Gray Areas in Scope of Practice & Consent

with Anthony Von der Muhll

2 Live NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Avoiding Lawsuits III: Standards of Care, Safety & Documentation

with Anthony Von der Muhll

2 Live NCCAOM Safety PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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Avoiding Lawsuits IV:  Ethics & Laws in Marketing & Billing

with Anthony Von der Muhll

2 Live NCCAOM Ethics PDAs & CAB Category 1 CEUs approved

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--Ebooks are included with class purchase--please do not purchase both. When purchased separately, Ebooks are for informational purposes only--no PDAs/CEUs.

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E-Book: Safety & Ethics for Acupuncture Clinics

Avoiding Lawsuits I-IV

Billed once per year until cancelled

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Is your practice safe?

  • Is your documentation adequate for defense in litigation or complaints to regulatory boards? Does it include needle angle at high-risk locations?
  • Do you know what standards the CNT manual (7th ed.) sets for minimizing pneumothorax risks? Sterilizing cups, gua sha tools? Preventing and managing heat lamp and moxa burns? Medical record-keeping?
  • Do you routinely provide and effectively document a verbal, face-to-face informed consent regarding risks, prior to treatment?
  • Do you know what social media marketing techniques are legal vs. illegal, as well as what terms to avoid using on your website?
  • Do you know how to avoid triggering insurance audits for suspected over-billing?
  • Can you recognize when you're in a "high-risk" relationship with a patient, and manage the situation without charges of discrimination in health care or "patient abandonment" that risk license suspension?
  • What would you do/not do if you were concerned someone was going to file a malpractice suit against you?

If you're unsure, these Classes and E-books are for you!

I invite you to benefit from my experience as an Expert Witness in malpractice litigation, complaints to regulatory boards, and insurance audits to help you manage risks while supporting sustainable practice growth.

--Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO, DAOM

 

Avoiding Lawsuits I: Essential Principles & Practices

2 Safety PDAs

  • Common myths, misperceptions, and wishful thinking regarding suits & complaints -- and how to avoid them
  • What constitutes malpractice?
  • Knowing and managing personal, professional, and cross-cultural risk factors
  • Overview of 10 essential risk management principles & practices
  • Avoiding and managing higher-risk patient-practitioner relationships
  • Setting & maintaining alignment of appropriate patient-practitioner goals

Avoiding Lawsuits II: Clarifying Gray Areas in Scope of Practice & Consent

2 Safety PDAs

  • Providing and documenting effective verbal, face-to-face informed consent
    • Live webinar includes practice and instructor feedback
  • Appropriate health education as a risk management strategy
  • Clarifying common "gray areas" in state licensing laws and scope of practice
  • Introduction to general Standards of Care for acupuncture professionals.

Avoiding Lawsuits III: Safety & Documentation

2 Safety PDAs

  • Knowing Standards of Care, and who defines them and how they are established
  • Standards of Care and best practices for avoiding, managing, and documenting safety procedures for:
    • Pneumothoraces: screening for risk-elevating factors; high-risk locations, safe vs. unsafe needle angles and depths
    • Nerve trauma and arterial puncture: high-risk locations, safe vs. unsafe needle angles and depths, and monitoring during needle penetration
    • Heat lamp and moxa burns: screening for risk-elevating factors; recognizing and managing accidental burns
    • Suction cups, including "wet" and "fire" cupping: knowing contraindications and screening for risk-elevating factors; avoiding and managing injuries
    • Gua sha: knowing contraindications, risk-elevating factors, and contraindicated areas; avoiding injuries
    • Slip-and-fall injuries: screening for risk-elevating factors and preventing accidental falls
    • And more...
  • Recognizing warning signs that patients may file suits or complaints
  • Managing patient complaints to minimize risks of escalation to suits and complaints

Avoiding Lawsuits IV: Ethics & Laws in Marketing and Billing

2 Ethics PDAs

  • Avoiding allegations of misconduct
    • "False Advertising:" more serious than it sounds
    • Self-dealing and profiteering from unnecessary treatment: a slippery slope for acupuncturists
    • Fee-splitting and kickbacks: common, but usually illegal
    • Risk-elevating prepaid treatment "packages" and concierge practices, vs. safer alternatives
  • Risks of social media marketing; managing negative reviews
  • Best practices in fee-setting, collecting co-pays, and providing discounts
  • Avoiding insurer audits: best practices in coding and billing
  • Accessing further help when needed