Opioid Prescribing Audits

How to Prescribe Opioids to Treat Pain and Avoid Legal Sanction

ALN Consulting Announces the Launch of a New Business Venture, Med Law Advisory Partners

Alicia Davis

Alicia Davis, President & CEO

Alicia Davis, RN, LNCC, President and CEO of ALN Consulting, a medical-legal consulting firm, announces the launch of a new business venture, Med Law Advisory Partners. The company will assist health care providers in identifying current opioid prescribing practices and developing prescribing protocols that will help improve care and mitigate risk for the organization.

Davis is a forensic nurse of 18 years, and has experience working behind the scenes with both the government and those facing scrutiny by law enforcement and state medical boards. She is board certified in legal nurse consulting, and is a member of the American and Nashville Bar Associations, and the Health Care Compliance Association.

According to the CDC, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 130 people die every day as a result of an opioid overdose.

“Opioid prescribing guidelines change daily, which makes it more complicated for physicians to properly care for patients who are suffering from chronic pain,” says Davis. “My team and I have the knowledge and expertise to come in and work with physicians and health care organizations to provide the peace of mind to the organization that the right processes and protocols are in place and guidelines are followed.”

Med Law Advisory Partners provides a complimentary consultation. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, visit MedLawAdvisoryPartners.com, or call 615-504-4093.

About Med Law Advisory Partners

Med Law Advisory Partners is in Nashville, TN, and founded by Alicia Davis, President and CEO of ALN Consulting, a medical-legal consulting firm that provides a spectrum of support services focused in the areas of healthcare and regulatory law. Davis has built a skilled team with over 140 years of collective experience in the industry, and partners with clients across the U.S. in the management of health care investigations. The Mission of both companies is to improve health care by offering resources and expertise in the areas of opioid prescription management, medical malpractice and long-term care litigation.

It’s Not “If”, It’s “When”

The opioid crisis is a BIG DEAL for prescribers. If you haven’t taken a hard look at your prescribing practices, you’re at risk.

Most practices lack the time, resources and expertise to ensure their prescribing practices are fully compliant with state and federal regulations. Let ALN Consulting help identify your level of exposure and mitigate the risk.

Med Law has worked alongside healthcare providers looking to develop prescribing protocols and those facing scrutiny by law enforcement, regulatory agencies and state medical boards. Let us partner with you to ensure safe opioid prescribing practices are in place and help mitigate fallout in regulatory investigations.

The Top 10 Auditing Red Flags

The Med Law Process

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Proactive or reactive (regulatory investigation) risk assessment evaluating compliance with State/Federal regulations for prescribing controlled substances. Identification of vulnerabilities within the practice.

Evaluate Data & Level of Exposure

Evaluate Data & Level of Exposure

Evaluation of audit results and level of exposure. Prioritize immediate and strategic interventions.

Formulate Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Formulate Corrective Action Plan (CAP)

Formulate individualized Corrective Action Plan (CAP) with emphasis on safe prescribing protocols. Advise on pathways to help mitigate risk and demonstrate compliance.

Implement CAP

Implement CAP

Deploy immediate (patient safety) and long-range (policy) modifications.

Develop Metrics to Monitor Progress

Develop Metrics to Monitor Progress

Develop metrics to evaluate success and monitor progress to ensure sustainable compliance.