Plaintiff Attorneys Hunting for Social Media Posts Made by ED Staff, Expert Witnesses

Plaintiff Attorneys Hunting for Social Media Posts Made by ED Staff, Expert Witnesses

Article originally published in the ED LEGAL LETTER / November 2020, vol. 31, No. 11. Social media posts may be intended just for the eyes of co-workers, friends, or family. However, an attorney could use such posts against the hospital in malpractice litigation. “Many posts are made in frustration and at an emotional level, without . . .
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Advanced Practice Providers See More Complex Patients, Sued More Often

Advanced Practice Providers See More Complex Patients, Sued More Often

Article originally published in the ED LEGAL LETTER / December 2020, vol. 31, No. 12. Only 18% of emergency medicine (EM) residency programs offer more than four hours a year of medical malpractice/risk management education, according to the authors of a recent study. More ED patients are visiting physician assistants (PAs) or advanced practice nurses . . .
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Emergency Medicine Residency Programs Devote Little Time to Malpractice Education

Emergency Medicine Residency Programs Devote Little Time to Malpractice Education

Article originally published in the ED LEGAL LETTER / November 2019, vol. 30, No. 11. Only 18% of emergency medicine (EM) residency programs offer more than four hours a year of medical malpractice/risk management education, according to the authors of a recent study. “The lack of significant dedicated time devoted to malpractice/risk management was surprising, . . .
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Can Communication and Resolution Programs Prevent ED Malpractice Lawsuits?

Can Communication and Resolution Programs Prevent ED Malpractice Lawsuits?

Article originally published in the ED LEGAL LETTER / April 2019, vol. 30, No. 4. If an ED patient is seriously hurt by a medical error, a costly, yearslong malpractice lawsuit probably is inevitable, at least according to standard thinking. Yet there is growing awareness of an alternative to this all-too-familiar story. “A new approach . . .
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Leveraging ODG Disability Guidelines on Return to Work

Leveraging ODG Disability Guidelines on Return to Work

As a TPA, Intercare encourages treating physicians to adopt and use the Workplace Guidelines not only for Medical Guidelines but also for applying the Disability Duration Guidelines. . . .
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Amy Evans Selected For BI’s 2020 “Women to Watch” Award

Amy Evans Selected For BI’s 2020 “Women to Watch” Award

Intercare proudly announces that Amy Evans, Executive Vice President of the Intercare liability division, has been selected as one of the 30 honorees for the 2020 Women to Watch award. . . .
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What Are the Statutes of Limitations & Repose, And Why Do I Care?

What Are the Statutes of Limitations & Repose, And Why Do I Care?

As the claims administrator for various national healthcare programs, Intercare is often asked why patients can sue so many years after they were treated. The response is that every state provides a time frame after treatment concludes during which patients can assert a claim or lawsuit. The state laws are called the statute of limitations . . .
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Retaining and Destroying Medical Records

Retaining and Destroying Medical Records

As the claims administrator for various national healthcare programs, Intercare Insurance Services fields numerous questions every year about records retention and destruction. When a patient leaves the practice, most providers seek to reduce the volume of paper charts in the office by destroying the chart; or similarly, by deleting the electronic record to open up . . .
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How to Properly Manage Retained Foreign Objects

How to Properly Manage Retained Foreign Objects

Intercare handles claims professional liability claims for healthcare providers across the country. Most providers think of malpractice as performing a procedure improperly, or in other words, below the standard of care. However, malpractice also includes not only substandard treatment, but also the failure to properly act. For many providers, one of the most stressful parts . . .
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