Integrating Physician Practices into a Hospital Risk Management Program

Enrollment Information:
This enrollment will expire September 30, 2019.
You must complete all course requirements (including claiming CEs) and save/print the completion certificate by September 30, 2019.


Risk Managers are facing challenges associated with the increase in number of physician practices being acquired by hospitals and healthcare systems. At this time, most hospital risk managers do not have a background in overseeing risk management programs in physician practices. The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview of the similarities and differences between physician practice and hospital risk management programs and assist those in risk management with the integration of these two programs.


Learning Objectives:
By the end of this self-study you should be able to:

  • Recognize similarities and difference between physician practice risk management and hospital risk management;
  • Name common claim allegations associated with physician practices;
  • Identify strategies that will be of assistance when developing a physician risk management program.


Level of Learning:


Domain of Practice:
Healthcare Operations


Amy Wasdin, RN, MBA, CPHRM


Criteria for Successful Completion:
To receive continuing nursing education contact hours, participants must achieve 80% on the post-test and complete an evaluation at its conclusion.


Continuing Education:
This program is approved contact hours toward the fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and toward CPHRM (Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management) renewal. CE credit may be used toward CPHRM renewal only by those holding the credential at the time of the program.

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.

Contact Hours: 1.0 hour
Passing Score: 80%


Conflict of Interest Statement:

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest.

This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest.


Commercial Support:
There is no sponsorship for this event.


Date Published: February 2014
Date to be Reviewed:  Q1 2020
Date of Contact Hour Expiration:  Q4 2019