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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .