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COVID-19 Update from FSSolutions

Due to the recent COVID-19 surge, some clinics and collection sites in our network are experiencing capacity and staffing issues. FSSolutions’ is doing its best to mitigate these issues, which may impact documentation and turnaround time. Please have your donors/candidates call the site to confirm hours of operation and wait time.

Recovery Monitoring Services Webinars

 
MARCH 23, 2021/ TUESDAY @2:00-3:15 PM EST / “NAVIGATING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC FOR RENEWED WELLBEING” Presented by Craig Uthe, MD AAFP ASAM & Jeffrey Leichter, Ph.D., L.P.

Objectives:

  • Recognize and understand adversity and resilience as common responses during a crisis (a pandemic) with special emphasis on Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)
  • Be able to self-assess your personal well-being in six different health categories from the onset of the pandemic to one year later
  • Identify and address health care conditions many health care professionals have seen and experienced during the pandemic: including survivor guilt, unresolved grief, compassion fatigue, and suicidal ideation.

There will be 15 minutes for Q&A at the end of the webinar. If you have a specific question you would like answered, please submit it ahead of time to skinkle@fssolutions.com

*Free Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Nurses
This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, TAANA, through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16785, for a total of 1.25 Nursing CE. Certificates will be awarded for your records, this certificate should be retained for a minimum of 4 years.

Presented By:

Craig Uthe, MD, AAFP, ASAM – Craig Uthe, MD, Board-Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), has been a Sanford Physician since 1991. He is the Executive Director of Clinician Professionalism at Sanford and the Wellbeing Coach for medical students at the USD Sanford School of Medicine.  His clinic work is in the Sanford Sioux Falls Chronic Pain Clinic. Dr. Uthe also serves as the Medical Advisor to the SD Health Professional Assistance Program.  

Jeffrey Leichter Ph.D., L.P. – Jeff Leichter, Ph.D., L.P. has been a licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1988 and has worked for Sanford Health since 1990. After completing his Ph.D., he completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at Michigan State University. Most of his clinical practice has been working as an embedded Psychologist in the Detroit Lakes, MN Primary Care Clinic. In 2013, he began to transition to an administrative role and by 2018 was appointed as the Lead Administrator for Behavioral Health Integration within Sanford Enterprise Clinic Services. In this role, he oversees the integration of behavioral health and primary care for the enterprise.

Dr. Leichter is a member of the American Psychological Association, Minnesota Psychological Association, Arizona Psychological Association, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association and holds a credential as a Health Service Psychologist from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Governors Pawlenty and Dayton formerly appointed him to serve on the Minnesota Board of Psychologist Examiners from 2010-2018.


 
FEBRUARY 23, 2021 / TUESDAY @2:00-3:30 PM EST / “FAMILY MATTERS: THE IMPORTANCE OF INCORPORATING THE FAMILY INTO CASE MANAGEMENT” Presented by Ken Seeley, Interventionist, CCMI-M, CIP, CTP & Eric McLaughlin,
Interventionist, ASW, CCMI-M, CIP, CTT-2

Objectives:

  • Understand how to boost successful long-term recovery by recognizing the importance of incorporating family into case management
  • Breakdown of specifics for creating a more compelling case management program by learning how to appropriately invite and engage the family in a positive way to best aid in boosting successful long-term recovery for patients
Presented By:

Eric McLaughlin, ASW, CCMI-M, CIP, CTT-2 – Eric’s specialty is working with family systems to intervene and reset the trajectory of families that have been impacted by substance abuse and mental health issues. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the USC’s School of Social Work in 2016 and has continued to hone his clinical skills in his work as owner of Intervention 911 and Ken Seeley Communities.

Eric combines his clinical background with his long-term intervention experience to bring about dynamic change through evidence-based approaches focused on healing individuals and their loved ones. Eric provides curriculum development of the training programs offered by Intervention911. Training has always been one of his strengths, and he has partnered with Ken to help train those seeking education in intervention and long-term care management.

Ken Seeley, CCMI-M, CIP, CTP – Ken Seeley has remained professionally and personally involved in recovery since his sobriety date of July 14, 1989. He applies his relevant experience and boundless enthusiasm to change the lives of people suffering from the disease of addiction. Over the years, Ken has published books, been a keynote speaker for professional conferences and The British Parliament, founded Intervention 911 and Ken Seeley Communities of Palm Springs, CA, and has worked alongside organizations like The Joint Commission to create a higher standard for treatment. Seeley’s best trait is his innate compassion for fellow addicts and his unique ability to work with the addicted individual and their families to uncover what will motivate them to choose recovery over the addiction. By playing to the family strengths, he works with them to better understand how to enable long-lasting recovery.

Ken’s most exciting accomplishments focus on working with families and individuals struggling with mental health and addiction issues through Intervention911 and Ken Seeley Communities in Palm Springs, CA. He and his team work hard to incorporate families, the intervention process, and treatment for underlying trauma into the treatment curriculum at KSC to help initiate recovery. Ken and his team believe intervention and treatment can be a critical piece to building a long-term recovery approach that supports the entire system impacted by addiction and mental health struggles.


 
JANUARY 26, 2021 / TUESDAY, 2:00-3:30 PM EST / “THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON HCP’S LIVES AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN THEIR RECOVERY”, Presented by Arthur S. Hengerer, MD

 With the unprecedented challenges healthcare professionals face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on their well-being, the health care community needs help to navigate the difficult challenges they face during this unprecedented time. We will address some strategies and resources to support the mental health and well-being of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak

Objectives:

  • Identify and address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare professional’s lives.
  • Discuss the role of PHP’s during this unprecedented time.

There will be sufficient time for live Q&A during this webinar. If you have a specific question you would like answered, please submit it ahead of time to skinkle@fssolutions.com .

PRESENTED BY: Arthur S. Hengerer, MD

Dr. Hengerer’s healthcare career spans 40 years in multiple roles from patient care to local, state, and national leadership with responsibilities in regulation and policy creation. Most of his clinical medical practice was at the University of Rochester, where he served as Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology from 1981-2007. Dr. Hengerer has held multiple leadership positions at the university related to clinical services, education, and operating room oversite.

In early 2002 Dr. Hengerer was appointed to the NYS Medical Conduct Board and served as Chair of that Board from 2012-2019. He was elected to the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2011-2018 and Chaired the Board in 2016-2017. Dr. Hengerer currently serves on the National Board of Medical Examiners Advisory Board since 2017. As the FSMB representative on The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Well-being and Resilience, Dr. Hengerer has focused on a strong commitment to addressing burnout and wellness in clinicians. These various activities have allowed him to speak on the topic at numerous national and international venues. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for the support of our health care workers.


 

 

Workforce Solutions Webinars

 
AUGUST 11, 2021 / WEDNESDAY / 12:00 PM ET / “ELECTRONIC PILOT RECORDS DATABASE (PRD)” – Presented by FSSolutions’ Marc Bourne, LPI, CCIP and Shawn P. O’Neil, CSAPA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its final rule, which will impact everyone.

During this webinar FSSolutions’ Marc Bourne, LPI, CCIP and Shawn P. O’Neil, CSAPA, will discuss the existing PRIA program, how it will transition to the new PRD regulation and how FSSolutions can assist you with compliance in this space.

On June 10, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its final rule establishing the requirements for the Pilot Records Database (PRD). The PRD requirements outlined in the newly formed 14 CFR Part 111 will require applicable users to enter and search for the following information:

  • Drug and Alcohol testing records
  • Training, qualification, and proficiency records
  • Final disciplinary action records
  • Final separation from employment records
  • Verification of motor vehicle records search and evaluation

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JUNE 29, 2021 / TUESDAY / 1:00 PM ET / “MARIJUANA UPDATE – LAWS AND HOW THEY INFLUENCE YOUR DRUG TESTING PROGRAM” –  Presented by Dr. Randy Barnett, D.O. Chief Medical Review Officer
 

During this webinar, Dr. Barnett will present information on medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, and employment considerations for both DOT and NON-DOT drug testing programs. This presentation will include current and pending trends in state marijuana laws and whether testing for marijuana is still permitted.

Some topics that will be discussed:

  • Explicit Employee Protection
  • Responsibility for reimbursing an employee for medical marijuana
  • Use of CBD products
  • Delta-8-THC
Randy Barnett, D.O. Chief Medical Review Officer

Dr. Barnett is a board-certified Medical Review Officer and has been performing MRO duties for over 17 years. Dr. Barnett has board certifications in Family Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has been practicing in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County areas for over 20 years. He is also a licensed civil surgeon qualified to perform immigration physicals. Dr. Barnett conducted a research study for a federal railroad to assess the effects of excessive daytime sleepiness and has had the results published in the Journal of Health and Productivity. 

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MAY 20, 2021 / THURSDAY / 1:00 PM EST / “REFUSAL TO TEST RESULTS” – Presented By: Dr. Randy Barnett, FSSolutions’ Chief Medical Review Officer (MRO)

During this webinar, some common scenarios will be presented, regulatory guidance on how to handle these situations will be provided and your questions on refusal to test determinations will be answered.

Some topics that will be discussed:

  • Who is responsible for determining the Refusal to Test result
  • A prospective employee leaves the collection site before testing
  • The donor doesn’t want to empty their pockets
  • The collector notifies you that the donor refused
Randy Barnett, D.O. Chief Medical Review Officer
 
Dr. Barnett is a board-certified Medical Review Officer and has been performing MRO duties for over 17 years. Dr. Barnett has board certifications in Family Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has been practicing in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County areas for over 20 years. He is also a licensed civil surgeon qualified to perform immigration physicals. Dr. Barnett conducted a research study for a federal railroad to assess the effects of excessive daytime sleepiness and has had the results published in the Journal of Health and Productivity.
 
 
 

 
MAY 19TH, 2021 / WEDNESDAY / 2:00-3:00 PM EST / “THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: WHY, HOW AND WHEN TO CONSIDER ONLINE DATA IN YOUR BACKGROUND SCREENING PROCESS” – Presented By: Marc Bourne, LPI, CCIP, Director, Background Screening Services, FSSolutions & Bianca Lager, President, Social Intelligence  

With increased reliance on virtual tools coupled with increasingly toxic online platforms, figuring out how to navigate through social media background checks has become a top priority. Join this webinar to learn why a growing number of employers are utilizing social media background screening, how they are formalizing their policies, and when they know they are ready to do so.

FSSolutions, a PBSA (Professional Background Screening Association) accredited consumer reporting agency, is excited to broaden our background screening services with the addition of social media searches through Social Intelligence, the global leader in social media and online consumer reports.

 


 
FMCSA COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE DRUG & ALCOHOL CLEARINGHOUSE: A YEAR IN REVIEW / Presented By: Shawn O’Neil, CSAPA, Chief Compliance Officer, Regina Doural, CSAPA, General Manager Compliance Services and Marc Bourne, Director of Background Screening – Two sessions offered. The issues and the questions discussed in both sessions will be the same. One session will be geared to our large motor carrier clients and the other will be geared to our government, school and other FMCSA covered clients
APRIL 13, 2021 / TUESDAY / @1:00 PM ET / FOR LARGE MOTOR CARRIER CLIENTS
APRIL 14, 2021 / WEDNESDAY / @1:00 PM ET / FOR GOVERNMENT, SCHOOL AND OTHER FMCSA CLIENTS

FMCSA’s Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in use for over one year. In this webinar, FSSolutions will answer some frequently asked questions and discuss common issues regarding the Clearinghouse. We will also take questions from attendees submitted via email to rdoural@fssolutions.com prior to or online during the webinar.

Some questions that will be answered:

  • What am I responsible to enter in the Clearinghouse
  • How do I get my drivers entered in the Clearinghouse
  • What happens if my driver does not use his CDL number
  • Why do some drivers’ CDL numbers state they cannot be verified
  • How do I see the positive test results the MRO entered
 

 
OCTOBER 28, 2020 / WEDNESDAY / @2:00 PM EST / “REGULATORY UPDATES: HAIR TESTING, ORAL FLUID TESTING AND THE NEW FEDERAL CHAIN OF CUSTODY FORM” – Presented By: Shawn O’Neil, CSAPA, Chief Compliance Officer, and Regina Doural, CSAPA, General Manager Compliance Services

This webinar will discuss recent and pending HHS and DOT regulatory actions and how they affect your DOT and NON-DOT programs.

Some topics that will be covered:

  • The importance of the proposed HHS Guidelines
  • Comparison of specimen types
  • Review of Oral Fluid testing guidelines
  • Review of Hair testing guidelines
  • New Federal Chain of Custody Form

 


 

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