Risk Management

2018 July Bulletin: Comanagement

July 2018 Risk Management Bulletin

Comanagement of Surgical Patients

Some ophthalmologists share care of ophthalmic surgery patients with community optometrists or optometrists within their practice. There are patient safety and liability risks associated with surgical comanagement, whether it takes place within a practice or outside of it. Our risk management recommendations in “Comanagement of surgical patients” are based upon OMIC claims experience. They also incorporate the conditions for safe comanagement that are detailed in “Comprehensive Guidelines for the Co-Management of Ophthalmic Postoperative Care,” the position paper published in 2016 that was signed by over 60 eye care societies. Physicians in Florida need to follow state law on comanagement: see the RESOURCES section.


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