My focus at AMI has been working with individual health care providers (physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists) as well as with home health agencies that provide health services to those in need in their homes. I have assisted individual professionals’ review of their practices in depth, and have identified areas for improvement while meeting the needs of their agreement with the board. This process allows the professionals to thoroughly review their practice tendencies, identify areas of risk, and determine a measured plan for improvement.
Likewise, I have worked with a number of home health agencies, and have assisted them in reviewing their policies and procedures, and in assessing their company as a whole. Through this process, we take a detailed review of their organization by conducting policy reviews, employee interviews, patient interviews, and a review of their training programs. We assist the organizations in developing a compliance program that is tailored to their individual needs.
Having served as the Executive Director for a number of regulatory boards — from veterinarians, to engineers, to social workers — I have a keen understanding of what the boards are looking for in monitoring. They value objectivity, progress, and mentorship, all areas in which AMI can demonstrate our expertise. I believe that AMI takes a real constructive approach to all aspects of our work. We are able to recognize the strengths of our clients and assist them in identifying areas for improvement. We understand that our clients are in difficult situations, and benefit from candid guidance in how they can improve. I love assisting the professionals and companies in making incremental progress in concrete ways that can be appreciated by the regulatory authority. Watching that progress is a fulfilling aspect of my job.
I have been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) for almost twenty years. As social workers, we are specifically trained to assess the situation, and make a plan for progress using objectives and goals. This is the exact same approach that we take at AMI, whether it is a small practice or a corporate setting. Taking a good look at the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s practice and giving consideration to a thought-out plan for improvement with specific goals is something that I have been specifically trained in.
Prior to joining AMI, I was the Executive Director for seven different professional regulatory boards in Massachusetts for almost eighteen years. This experience not only provided me schooling in the professional regulatory process, and the inside operations of regulatory boards for various disciplines, it also provided me with insights specific to a variety of professions that are beneficial in both the structure and execution of the improvement plan.