Hard Pill to Swallow: Painful Liability Exposures with Opioids

Thursday, September 7
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Opioid misuse is a national crisis in the US with multidimensional implications for healthcare providers, employers, regulatory and legal agencies, patients and families. The risk manager in each and every clinical setting, whether a hospital, outpatient practice, physician office, long term care, or ambulatory surgical center, is faced with emerging liability exposures and regulatory and legal requirements related to opioid prescribing. This presentation will guide all risk managers in identifying these emerging and challenging requirements and implementing and monitoring critical risk mitigation strategies.

  • Identify the potential liability risks the opioids epidemic presents to our patients and providers in all clinical settings and the healthcare industry
  • Address how federal/state regulatory attempts to curb this epidemic affect healthcare delivery in all clinical settings
  • Apply risk mitigation strategies to improve patient safety and regulatory/legal compliance


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ASHRM Members $99 $79
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speakers

Anne Huben-KearneyAnne Huben-Kearney RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS
Assistant Vice President, Healthcare and Psychiatry Risk Management
AWAC Services, member company of Allied World

  • Bio
    As an assistant vice president of risk management, Anne provides risk management consulting services to Allied World’s medical professional liability policy holders and insured psychiatrists. She works with healthcare policyholders to develop individualized action plans to mitigate potential loss based on their uniqueexposures and risk management needs and assists these clients with ongoing medical educational programs as well as policy and procedure review and development. Anne provides educational and client services to Allied World’s insured psychiatrists and specializes in providing risk management services and educational programs to psychiatric providers.Anne is a Registered Nurse with extensive clinical, managerial, and administrative experience in a variety of healthcare settings, such as tertiary care institutions, community hospitals, and physician office practices, as well as expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, and risk management. She provides healthcare risk management consultation and support to healthcare providers and organizations across the country.Anne is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management [ASHRM], the National Association of Healthcare Quality [NAHQ], and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety [ASPPS]. She is a Past President of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare Quality and Past Secretary and current member of the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Anne serves on the ASHRM Faculty for the Patient Safety Certificate Program. Anne presents frequently on national, regional, and local levels on topics related to riskmanagement, patient safety, and quality improvement.Anne earned a B.S.N. degree, Magna cum laude, from Misericordia University and the M.P.A. degree with a concentration in health care management from the University of New Haven. Anne is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Risk Management, and Patient Safety.


Moira WertheimerMoira Wertheimer Esq., RN, CPHRM, FASHRM
Assistant Vice President, Healthcare and Psychiatry Risk Management
AWAC Services, member company of Allied World

  • Bio
    As an Assistant Vice President of Healthcare and Psychiatric Risk Management Group, Moira provides educational and other client services to Allied World’s insured medical professional liability policyholders as well as for Allied World’s insured psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners. Moira’ work with these policyholders includes developing individualized action plans designed to mitigate potential loss, taking into account each policyholder’s unique exposures and risk management needs. Moira also assists these clients with ongoing medical educational programs as well as policy and procedure review and development. Moira holds B.S.N. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University. Moira is a registered nurse, is admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut and has received the designation of Certified Professional in Health Care Risk Management. Moira’s past work experience includes working as an attorney in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut and as a registered nurse providing direct patient care in child/adolescent inpatient mental health settings. Moira serves as co-editor of Allied Worlds’ two quarterly risk management newsletters, “In Session with Allied World” for American Psychiatric Association members and “In Session with Allied World” for American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) members. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and the President of the Connecticut Society for Healthcare Risk Management. In addition, she is an active member of the American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association (APNA) and participates in APNA’s Integrated Care Task Force and APNA’s Forensic Council. Moira is a frequent presenter at national, regional and local educational conferences on healthcare and psychiatry risk management, and is a frequent author in her field.


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

CEs for you, the Primary Registrant – included in the registration cost
The process for earning CEs is the same, with an additional step of “claiming” CEs.

  1. Participate in the webinar.
  2. Complete the evaluation within two weeks of the webinar (in ASHRM U).
  3. Click the “Claim” button.

Instead of waiting to receive your certificate by email, you will have access to it via your transcript in ASHRM U immediately and for as long as you have an active ASHRM account. 

CEs for Additional Participants - $19 member, $99 nonmember
The webinar course is linked to your ASHRM account, so you are the only one eligible to earn CEs via registering for the webinar and completing the requirements.
If you have additional participants, however, they are eligible to purchase CEs within two weeks of the webinar so long as the following three conditions are met WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE WEBINAR:

  1. You download, complete, and submit the Sign in Sheet in ASHRM U.
  2. You forward the “CE Information for Additional Participants” document (in ASHRM U) to additional participants requesting CEs.

The additional participants (who must be listed on the submitted Sign in Sheet) purchase CEs and complete the evaluation.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion
Live Webinars: CEs are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of an online evaluation form (evaluation link provided with handout materials).

For CE certificates, each attendee must provide their NAME or ASHRM MEMBER ID# and EMAIL address.

Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to ASHRM@aha.org. All refunds will be provided in the original form of payment. Registration fees, less a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable if written notice is emailed 10 business days before the webinar. Payment to join or renew ASHRM membership is nonrefundable and nontransferable.