The Doctor’s Advocate | First Quarter 2018

Training for Practice Managers and Other Staff

We offer a variety of complimentary on-demand courses to engage your staff in understanding how to reduce risks, improve patient safety, and increase patient satisfaction. Here’s a sample:

  • Cybersecurity and Data Breaches
  • CMS Compliance: Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Prevention
  • HIPAA Fundamentals
  • It’s the Little Things: Enhancing Patient Relations
  • Making Sense of MACRA
  • Managing Challenging Patients
  • Teamwork Training! An Overview of TeamSTEPPS®

These courses can be part of orientation or ongoing training for practice managers and other employees.

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Find these courses and many others designed to keep you and your staff up to date on knowledge and tools that can make a difference in your practice. Visit

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First Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims Study

An Ounce of Prevention
Nurse Practitioner Closed Claims: Risk Mitigation Strategies

Government Relations Report
Damage Limits Protect Access to Healthcare

Training for Practice Managers and Other Staff

Foundation News
Foundation Grant Improves Hospitalist Communication

Innovations in Patient Safety
Leveraging Cardiology Data to Improve Care

The Back Page
Industry and Company News

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