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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 counsel with over 25 years of experience who also is a recognized expert and lecturer on APN regulation.

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 counsel with over 25 years of experience who also is a recognized expert and lecturer on APN regulation.
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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 counsel with over 25 years of experience who also is a recognized expert and lecturer on APN regulation.

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Episodes

Let's Talk: Smart Practice

1/3/2019
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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.

Duration:00:40:43

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

12/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:33:00

Let's Talk: Smart Practice

12/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:27:03

Professional Liability Exposures for Nurse Practitioners with Jennifer Flynn

11/26/2018
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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...

Duration:00:32:15

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

10/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:16

A Discussion about Nursing and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Catie Harris

9/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:19:49

NSO Nurse Practitioner Liability Update with Jennifer Flynn

10/13/2013
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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.

Duration:00:50:57

The Role of Nurses in ACO’s and Medical Homes

7/1/2013
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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...

Duration:00:03:06

International Advanced Practice Issues

6/4/2013
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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...

Duration:00:58:39

Insurance Reimbursement Rates for Nurse Practitioners

4/5/2013
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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...

Duration:00:45:43

DOJ Medicare Strike Force and Nurses

4/5/2013
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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...

Duration:00:46:09

The FTC's Approach to Advanced Practice

4/5/2013
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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...

Duration:00:27:32