Healthcare Podcast Recap: Several recent healthcare professional and consultant interviews!

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In case you missed them, below are several recent Internet radio podcast interviews featuring a variety of healthcare professionals with relationships and connections to the Chicago-based team of Illinois Licensing Professional Consultants.

From first seeking a professional healthcare license, to managing exposure and liability in complex health systems, the individuals featured in this series, have the answers and advice you may need to protect your career interests. Brought to you by the Chicago health law, licensing and litigation firm of Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C. (773) 631-4580

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  1. Workers Compensation: Independent medical examinations with Anna Lozoya
  • Introducing Anna Lozoya, JD, RN, Of Counsel to Michael V. Favia & Associates
  • Describe the independent medical examination (IME) process in workers compensation
  • My expertise in reading medical records and IME reports, independently
  • The importance and value of an objective third party observer
  • The benefits of having a nurse advocate in the exam room during an IME

Anna Lozoya, JD, RN, Of Counsel to Michael V. Favia & Associates, works for the firm, on independent medical examination (IME) matters in workers compensation cases. Anna leverages her experience reading medical records and IME reports to help the firm maximize its results for workers compensation plaintiffs. Anna is an attorney and a registered nurse in the State of Illinois and works with a variety of health related legal matters including personal injury, medical malpractice, and regulatory matters with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Department of Public Health. In addition, Anna is experienced in real estate law and is bi-lingual Spanish speaker. Anna earned her law degree from the DePaul University where she focused in health law and regulation.

  1. Nursing homes: Compliance with Federal and State Regulations with Carol Prosapio, RN
  • Making informed decisions when choosing a nursing home, do your research
  • Examining compliance requirements and how nursing homes strive for compliance
  • Increasing nursing home staff to provide increased resident care requirements
  • Resources for risk analysis, root cause, analysis regarding pressure ulcers
  • Pain management, fall prevention, infections, personal hygiene and activities

Carol Prosapio is an accomplished registered nurse with 36 years experience. She served the State of Illinois, the last 11 years, working as a long-term care surveyor. A Health Facilities Surveillance Nurse, for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Carol inspected long-term care facilities to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations. She investigated allegations of abuse, neglect, improper nursing care and misuse of resident funds. Additionally, Carol reviewed records, laws, and procedures, investigating and surveying legal and policy compliance. Carol is an alumnus of Moraine Valley Community College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Lewis University.

  1. Criminal Healthcare Fraud and Defense with Attorney Anthony Schumann
  • Introducing Anthony Schumann, tell us about your law practice
  • Sources of criminal healthcare law, state and federal
  • Enforcement areas: home health, kickbacks, mental health, drug diversion, etc.
  • What to expect during investigations and when to obtain legal defense counsel
  • Professional licensing concerns in connection with dispositions of cases
  • What to expect in defending criminal healthcare fraud charges

Anthony L. Schumann is a partner in the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Schumann has participated in over 150 civil and criminal trials and evidentiary hearings.  He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, government liability, and white collar criminal defense.  He has extensive experience representing corporate, governmental and individual clients in state and federal courts and during all stages of investigation and throughout the litigation process.  Mr. Schumann has extensive experience assisting companies with internal investigations and in handling compliance issues.  He has attained an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest professional rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards; and he is also included in the listings of Illinois Leading Lawyer and Illinois Super Lawyer.

  1. Medical experts in court and evidence based medicine with Dr. James Harlan
  • What does it take to be a medical expert?
  • What should attorneys be looking for in a medical expert?
  • Daubert vs Frye rulings: some states have different burdens to prove opinions for medical experts
  • Evidence based medicine, what makes a good study beyond a mere claim
  • About INSPE and what we do for the attorney and the expert

James Harlan, MD, FACEP, Received a BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Evansville and his MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed residency at the Resurrection Emergency Medicine Program in 2009 and has been practicing emergency medicine since. Currently, he practices at Northshore University Healthsystem. He joined INSPE in 2012 and is currently focused on the growth of the company. Recently, he has volunteered his time teaching emergency medicine residents and medical students. He has also given his time to ICEP for board review courses. His free time is spent with family.