Case Study: CMS

Case Study: CMS

A retired firefighter filed a workers’ compensation claim for cardiomyopathy resulting in heart failure and ventricular tachycardia. He was prescribed anticoagulant therapy, received an aortocoronary bypass graft, and was internally implanted with a defibrillator. A retired firefighter filed a workers’ compensation claim for cardiomyopathy resulting in heart failure and ventricular tachycardia. He was prescribed anticoagulant . . .
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Case Study: Clinical Round Table

Case Study: Clinical Round Table

A 49-year-old female is being treated for a five year injury. The injured worker had surgery on 4/10/2019. She is treated at various clinics and sees different providers including her primary care physician and surgeon. Medications prescribed prior to roundtable discussion on May 28, 2019 include: Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg 2x day Meloxicam 15 mg 1x . . .
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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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Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral Cancer Screenings

The statistics regarding oral cancer in America may be surprising to many. Approximately 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer each year. Of those, approximately 8,000 die each year and only 57% will live more than 5 years after the diagnosis. Unfortunately, the death rate associated with these types of cancers is particularly . . .
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Protective Eyewear: Is It Really Necessary?

Protective Eyewear: Is It Really Necessary?

As the claims administrator for various national dental programs, Intercare Insurance Services handles a wide variety of claims including Dental Board matters, sexual harassment claims, employment disputes, and informed consent matters. However, as may be expected, the majority of the claims involve allegations of professional negligence, or as they are commonly referred to, standard of . . .
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What is the “Standard of Care”?

What is the “Standard of Care”?

As the claims administrator for numerous national healthcare programs, we handle a wide variety of claims including employment disputes, sexual harassment claims, and allegations of failure to secure informed consent.  However, as may be expected, the majority of the claims that we manage involve allegations of negligence, or as they are commonly referred to, standard . . .
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Sexual Harassment Claims

Sexual Harassment Claims

ARE YOU SETTING YOURSELF UP? As the claims management team for the numerous companies across the country, our office receives thousands of claims every year.  More of these claims involve allegations of sexual harassment that you may expect.  Sexual harassment claims can lead to civil lawsuits, criminal charges and even licensing board discipline. The vast . . .
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Defending Informed Consent Claims

Defending Informed Consent Claims

As expected, the vast majority of “dental malpractice” claims and lawsuits are those involving standard of care allegations.  In other words, the patient is alleging that the quality of care they received fell below industry standards. However, many of the claims that we handle involve allegations of lack of informed consent prior to treatment.  Informed . . .
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