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Common Problems Encountered in Subacute and Long-Term Care Facilities

Posted by: Sanford Goldberg M.D. and Philip Robbins M.D. Co-Chief Medical Officers for EmPRO Insurance Company Many malpractice cases result from allegations concerning the care of residents and long-term care patients in sub-acute and nursing home facilities. To better understand the risks identified in these cases, EmPRO conducted an in-depth review [...]

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Considerations for Clinicians Providing Telehealth Services

Posted by: Sanford Goldberg M.D. and Philip Robbins M.D. Co-Chief Medical Officers for EmPRO Insurance Company As you are aware, telehealth services expanded greatly during the pandemic. Many rules regarding HIPPA privacy regulations were relaxed and reimbursement rates were adjusted to allow patients continued access to care during the pandemic emergency.1 [...]

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Failure to Diagnose Appendicitis – A Frequent Source of Malpractice Claims

Posted by: Sanford Goldberg M.D. and Philip Robbins M.D. Co-Chief Medical Officers for EmPRO Insurance Company Appendicitis related claims are a relatively common source of medical-surgical malpractice claims1. Appendicitis is often confused with other intra-abdominal processes and should be considered in any patient who presents with acute abdominal pain. An individual [...]

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Flaws in Clinical Judgment and Communication Gaps Are Leading Factors in Malpractice Cases Closed with Large Payments

Posted by: Sanford Goldberg M.D. and Philip Robbins M.D. Co-Chief Medical Officers for EmPRO Insurance Company EmPRO believes that having an awareness of the lapses that lead to high indemnity payments in malpractice claims can help insured practitioners improve their clinical care of patients and consequently reduce their risk of being [...]

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Failure to Diagnose Cancer is a Leading Cause of Malpractice Claims and Payments

Posted by: Sanford Goldberg M.D. and Philip Robbins M.D. Co-Chief Medical Officers for EmPRO Insurance Company EmPRO is a member of the prestigious CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). The CBS database contains over 450,000 medical malpractice cases and includes the in-depth coding and analysis of member companies’ claims. This allows [...]

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