Let's Talk: Conversations About Apn



Discussions about legislative, regulatory and practice issues of interest to the advanced practice nursing community.


  • Columbia University's Nurse Practitioner Group with Dr. Stephen Ferrara

    03/06/2019 Duración: 38min

    Stephen Ferrara is an actively practicing Nurse Practitioner, executive, and faculty member. He combines years of clinical experience along with health policy development to increase access to nurse practitioner-partnered care in New York State by serving as the executive director of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State. Columbia's Nurse Practitioner Group offers comprehensive integrated primary care services including everything from annual exams, travel health/vaccinations and flu shots to illness diagnosis and treatment. Through our personalized primary care approach, we are committed to becoming familiar with you and your medical history to plan the best treatment plan for you. For more information about the practitioner group, please visit the website. If you would like to know more about Dr. Ferrara, please visit him on Twitter or on LinkedIn. Let's Talk is a product of Carson Company, a nursing consultancy. To subscribe, please visit us on Apple Podcasts, BlogTalk Radio or the Carson Comp

  • Drug Safety w/ Dr. Adele Mueller

    25/03/2019 Duración: 24min

    Dr. Adele Mueller joins Let's Talk to discuss the role nurses play in protecting the public from adverse reactions due to prescription drugs. Dr. Mueller has over 30 years of clinical experience as a Professional Nurse and Nurse Leader and 18 years of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety experience. In her current role at C3i Solutions, she provides oversight of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Programs and Client relationships driving regulatory compliance. For more informationon C3i, please visit their Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter pages. Let's Talk is a product of Carson Company, a nursing consultancy. To subscribe, please visit us on Apple Podcasts, BlogTalk Radio or the Carson Company website. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well.

  • Let's Talk: Smart Practice

    03/01/2019 Duración: 32min

    Let's Talk: Smart Practice is a call-in show hosted by Windy Carson-Smith, CEO of Carson Company and a long-time lawyer and nursing advocate. In this episode, Windy will discuss the case of William George Davis, a nurse accused of killing patients at a hospital in Tyler, Texas.

  • A Discussion about the NCSBN, Boards of Nursing, and More with Cathy Borris-Hale

    31/12/2018 Duración: 31min

    Host Windy Carson-Smith talks with Cathy Borris-Hale, Nurse Specialist for Discipline and Practice for the DC Board of Nursing. Ms. Borris-Hale talks about the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) where she is a Director-at-Large on the Board of Directors. The discussion touches on the NCSBN, state boards of nursing, medical marijuana, the Nurse Licensure Compact, international regulation, and what nurses should know about the NCSBN. Mentioned in this episode are the NCSBN website, the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and Nursys. Ms. Borris-Hale recieved a master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Provdence Hospital in Washington, DC in 1981. Since then she has served as Director for Nursing at MedStar Manor, Clinical Director for Sub-Acute Services, Director of Nursing for Medical Geriatrics, Stroke, and the Express Admissions Unit, as well as Vice President and CEO of a District of Columbia Hospital. In 2018-1

  • Let's Talk: Smart Practice

    18/12/2018 Duración: 26min

    Let's Talk: Smart Practice is a call-in show hosted by Windy Carson-Smith, CEO of Carson Company and a long-time lawyer and nursing advocate. This episode will discuss the new report "Reforming America's Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition." One of the recommendations addresses state policies that restrict provider entry into markets. How can/does this report and recommendations address barriers to practice? Are there other market concerns that are better addressed by the government? Can you foresee other options to opening up the market to unrestricted nursing care?

  • Professional Liability Exposures for Nurse Practitioners with Jennifer Flynn

    26/11/2018 Duración: 33min

    Liability and risk management expert Jennifer Flynn of the Nurses Services Organization (NSO) talks about professional liability exposures for nurse practitioners. Jennifer discusses NSO's 2017 Claims Report (4th Edition), insuring nurses in collaborative relationships, malpractice insurance coverage limits, disclosure practices, electronic medical records, and a variety of other issues. For more information on NSO, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or their website. NSO also offers tools for nurses, business owners, and educators, and a risk assessment checklist. The Let's Talk Podcast discusses topics pertaining to nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives. The program covers clinical, legal and regulatory topics of interest to both the employed and the entrepreneurial APNs. Let's Talk is a product of Carson Company, a nursing consulting firm. Please visit carsonco.net for more information, or visit our Facebook page.

  • A Discussion about Disciplinary Issues in Nursing with Nancy J. Brent

    29/10/2018 Duración: 30min

    Nurse and law expert Nancy J. Brent joins us to discuss nursing disciplinary issues and how to address them. The discussion covers a range of topics including the importance of finding representation, when to consult a lawyer, learning the Nursing Practice Act and its implications, substance abuse, recreational marijuana, and licensing issues that arise during disciplinary actions. Nancy is a lawyer whose practice, for over 37 years, has focused on education, consultation, and the defense of health care providers, mainly nurses, before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. She has published and lectured extensively in law and nursing practice. Ms. Brent also writes the blog Brent’s Law for Nurse.com. If you are interested in seeking legal guidance or representation, Ms. Brent can be reached by phone at 847-853-1091, and by email at BrentsLaw@nurse.com. The Let's Talk Podcast discusses a variety of topics pertaining to nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specia

  • A Discussion about Nursing and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Catie Harris

    24/09/2018 Duración: 19min

    Dr. Catie Harris joins Let's Talk to discuss her transition from working in hospitals to starting her own businesses. Catie, a nurse and entrepreneur, has empowered hundreds of nurses to monetize their knowledge and skills in business. She owns NursePreneurs, Concierge Nurse Services, and The NP Life, which provides first assist staffing services in neurosurgery. Catie provides insight on why she chose to become an entrepreneur, challenges she faced when starting her businesses, and her efforts to promote entrepreneurship in the nursing community. For more information about Catie, please visit her website catieharris.com/. You also can find her on Twitter at @thenplife. The Let's Talk Podcast discusses a variety of topics pertaining to nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists and nurse midwives. The program covers clinical, legal and regulatory topics of interest to both the employed and the entrepreneurial APNs. Let's talk is hosted by Windy Carson-Smith, a former nurse practice c

  • NSO Nurse Practitioner Liability Update with Jennifer Flynn

    13/10/2013 Duración: 51min

    This month we will be discussing findings from the NSO Nurse Practitioner Liability Update with Jennifer Flynn, Project Manager, Manager, Healthcare Risk Management, Nurses Service Organization (NSO) will discuss advanced practice malpractice. Our discussion with Jennifer will focus on the analysis of the most frequent and severe professional liability allegations against nurse practitioners over a five year period, 2007-2011.

  • The Role of Nurses in ACO’s and Medical Homes

    01/07/2013 Duración: 04min

    This month we will address emerging health delivery models, with a discussion of the role of Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Care Reform, specifically with a discussion of the role of nurses in ACO’s and Medical Homes with Mary Jean Schumann. Ms. Schumann  is the Executive Director of the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC). The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) is a bold partnership among the nation’s leading nursing organizations, consumers, and other key stakeholders to advance the highest quality, safety and value of consumer-centered health care for all individuals, their families, and their communities. NAQC believes that only with stronger, more unified nursing policy ‘voices’ will we achieve dramatic and sustainable achievement in quality and safety for the American public. Before joining the NAQC, Ms. Schumann served in various positions at the American Nurses Association, first as the Director, Nursing Practice and Policy, and later as Chief Programs Officer.  Currently, Ms. Schum

  • International Advanced Practice Issues

    04/06/2013 Duración: 58min

    This month we will address international advanced practice issues, and specifically European curriculum  standardization efforts with Donna Rae Richardson, RN, JD. Donna Rae Richardson is the Director of Governmental Affairs and Professional Standards for CGFNS. Previously, she was the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Women’s Health Initiative of the Nation’s Capital and Director of Clinical Trials Programs at Howard University Cancer Center that increased minority physician and patient participation in clinical trials. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Medicine at Howard University. A registered nurse and attorney, Ms. Richardson is counsel to the law firm of Joan Wilbon and Associates. As Director of Governmental Affairs of the American Nurses Association, she directed the legislative and regulatory policies that led to the Nursing Immigration Relief Act and occupational health protections for nurses. Prior to that, she was an attorney at the Department of Labor. She is a rec

  • Insurance Reimbursement Rates for Nurse Practitioners

    05/04/2013 Duración: 45min

    We discuss the recent development of insurers lowering the reimbursement rates for NPs to 85% of the physician rate. Our guests this month are Tom Hampton and Bob Smithing ARNP. Tom Hampton, the former Commissioner for the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, a role in which, most recently, he was responsible for providing oversight and direction of the agency that regulates all financial services industries in the District of Columbia. Tom has advised clients on regulatory approvals required in insurance agency, insurance company, captive insurance and risk retention group licensing issues. He has assisted clients with captive insurance company formation and licensing issues. He has also advised clients with life and health policy form filings. Tom has advised a client that is coordinating with state insurance departments and state health departments on the establishment of their state health insurance exchange, as required under the Affordable Care Act. Tom has advised clients on fin

  • DOJ Medicare Strike Force and Nurses

    05/04/2013 Duración: 47min

    The first issue for today is DOJ Medicare Strike Force and Nurses.  The joint Department of Justice and HHS Medicare Fraud Strike Force is a multi-agency team of federal, state and local investigators and prosecutors designed to combat Medicare fraud through the use of Medicare data analysis techniques. More than 500 law enforcement agents from the FBI, HHS-OIG, multiple Medicaid Fraud Control Units, and other state and local law enforcement agencies have been deployed to this project.   The second topic for this discussion is DEA Registrant Administrative Actions Against Nurse Prescribers.   With the registration of nurse prescribers, the DEA has begun conducting audits of nurse prescribing practices.  Until 2009, the DEA did not take administration action against “mid-level” prescribers, but instead relied on board of nursing to address nurse prescribing problems.  However, with continued focus on controlled substance prescribing, specifically abuses of prescribed controlled substances, the DEA began tak

  • The FTC's Approach to Advanced Practice

    05/04/2013 Duración: 28min

    This conference call builds on the FTC approach related to advanced practice --– how do we get advanced practice nursing organizations to support FTC research on collaboration?  And, we covered changes in Texas law.  Texas and a number of other states have attempted to adopt legislation which would allow exemptions of health care collaborative from antitrust law. Under senate bill 8, state-certified healthcare collaboratives comprised of hospitals, physicians and other providers would be exempt from state and federal antitrust laws. The way these laws have been structured, they could be used to keep advanced practice nurses from pursuing practice arrangements within the ACO structure, although federal law and regulation has be structured to incorporate APNs into this delivery arrangement.