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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .