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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Opioid Prescriptions and Dental Liability

Opioid Prescriptions and Dental Liability

As the preferred claims administrator for numerous national healthcare providers and organizations, Intercare handles various types of claims ranging from healthcare negligence to employer liability to licensing board matters, to name a few. One issue that has become more frequent over the last few years is liability for dentists who prescribe opioids. Although there have . . .
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The Significance of Fraudulent Concealment Claims

The Significance of Fraudulent Concealment Claims

Although the majority of claims brought against healthcare providers are that of malpractice or medical negligence, there is an almost endless list of claims that can be brought against healthcare professionals. As the claims administrator for numerous national healthcare programs, Intercare Insurance Services handles a wide range of claims against healthcare providers from simple negligence . . .
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