Current Issues in Healthcare Legislation
This seminar is designed to provide executives and physicians with the knowledge and skills to evaluate key components in current health care legislation.
Pay for Performance & Health Care Reform
This seminar is designed to equip health care executives, physicians and other providers with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the assumptions and expectations of key elements within current health care reform initiatives.
Topics in Risk Management
This seminar is designed to furnish managers, executives and other health care leaders with specific and practical knowledge to facilitate their risk management activities.
Issues Regarding Medical Records
This seminar is designed to supply physicians, nurses, other practitioners, office managers, and hospital leadership with practical and specific guidance to enhance documentation of care in the patient record.
This seminar is designed to provide hospital leadership, including Board members, with the knowledge and skills to address legal liabilities inherent in operating a hospital.
Running a Medical Office
This seminar is designed to equip medical office and hospital managers with specific and practical information that will enhance their ability to administer a facility that delivers excellence in patient care.
This seminar is designed to provide all sectors of the health care industry with a concise review of important patient rights.
This seminar is designed to instruct health care executives and physicians about contracting issues, providing them with the knowledge and skills to enter any contracting discussion aware of many of the legal issues that must be considered.
The Regulation of Physicians
This seminar is designed to provide physicians and managers with the knowledge and skills to understand the role of state governing agencies in the regulation, licensure and discipline of physicians.
Since 1997, Sarah Fontenot has been an Adjunct Professor teaching health law to graduate students in the department of Healthcare Administration at Trinity University, where she has been elected "Most Outstanding Professor" by Trinity Executive MHA students.
Prior academic positions include teaching hospital law and public health law in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine (1992 – 1994), and conducting the health law component of the Certificate in Business Administration for Physicians program jointly sponsored by Auburn University and the Southern Medical Society (2001 – 2008). For nine years, she served as a guest faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1991 – 2002), and most recently she served as guest faculty for Grand Rounds at Baylor Medical School and the University of Texas at Medical School (Houston), Departments of Ophthalmology (2009).
Ms. Fontenot teaches extensively for Texas Medical Association, Texas Medical Liability Trust Southern Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Society, and the American College of Physician Executives. She has served as faculty for many other national provider groups, including the Physician Insurers Association of America, the Medical Group Management Association, and at the American Hospital Association’s Annual Membership Meeting (2008). Ms. Fontenot became a faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in 2007, and teaches both the Health Law and Ethics portions of the Board of Governor’s Examination Review Course, as well as ACHE’s six week on-line health law program.
Ms. Fontenot graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law (1990), where she was a winner of the annual Moot Court Contest. After law school she was an associate at a law firm in central Connecticut specializing in hospital law and medical malpractice defense (1990 – 1992).
After graduating from the University of Vermont School of Nursing (1978), Ms. Fontenot was a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital (1978 – 1980) and Parkland Memorial Hospital (1980 – 1984).