Risk Management and Malpractice - Acupuncture

Risk 122a: Malpractice and Safety Issues Unique to Treating Athletes
3.0

  • NCCAOM Approved for Safety 3 hours
  • Assess the relationship between the implementation of efficient office systems, accurate record keeping, patient communication, and adherence to professional standards of conduct within the context of malpractice allegations by patients who engage in sports.
  • Identify actions suggestive of malpractice negligence and conduct that fails to live up to the standard established by law for the protection of others.
  • Demonstrate a professional relationship can spring into existence when the healthcare professional is hired by a third party to oversee the health of athletic participants.
  • Distinguish the duties an examining physician has regarding informing those athletes he examines about abnormal test results.
  • Explain the legal concept of “assumption of the risks” within the context of sports participation and how it affects a healthcare professional’s liability.
  • Identify “therapeutic exceptions” to providing informed consent excusing the practitioner from fully disclosing matters where they might unfavorably affect the outcome of a patient’s treatment.
  • Explain a healthcare professional’s duty to warn patients engaged in sports regarding injury prevention following treatment.
  • Examine a practitioner’s duties regarding athletes’ return to play in instances when head injury and concussion may be a factor.

Van Tyle, Esq

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$60.00 USD

Risk 120a - Creating a Safe Office thru Risk Management
3.0

  • NCCAOM Approved for Safety 3 hours
  • Assess state, federal and board rulings regarding fee discounts, particularly time-of-service discounts and hardship discounts, and the extent to which they may be impacted by anti-kickback legislation, insurance regulations, self-referral laws, marketing restrictions, and the tenets of unprofessional conduct..
  • Identify potential problems associated with routine approval of hardship discounts and the requirement for inquiry and documentation regarding qualifying for same.
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate/illegal marketing relating to fees and professional services.
  • Demonstrate how these discounts are regarded by relevant professional boards, and state and federal enforcement agencies.
  • Explain terms associated with time of service discounts and relevant factors associated in calculating an appropriate reduction in fees.
  • Identify specific conduct and activities within the practice of healthcare that violate a host of regulatory and statutory proscriptions relating to pre-paid fee arrangements.
  • Explain the development of current fee discounting legislation, rules and holdings.
  • Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate/illegal marketing relating to fees and professional services.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge regarding the roles played by the various state and federal enforcement agencies as they related to fee splits and kickbacks.
  • Assess one's working knowledge regarding the process by which state and federal rulings regarding fees impact a healthcare provider's practice in light of marketing, fee-splitting and anti-kickback legislation, insurance regulations, self-referrals, and the tenets of unprofessional conduct generally.

Van Tyle, Esq

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Android Compatible
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$60.00 USD