Risk Management



Interpreters for Deaf Patients: Recommendations

Physicians are well aware of the central role clear communication plays in the physician-patient relationship. Patients who are deaf present special challenges to effective interactions. Ophthalmologists often have questions about how to obtain and reimburse interpreters, and whether family members can fulfill this role. Interpreters for Deaf Patients will provide some basic information on federal rules on these topics, and present risk management recommendations on how to best meet the needs of these patients and the practice.

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