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OMIC Digest Archives 2012-2003

OMIC Digest: Vol. 22 | No. 4 | 2012

  • Feature:  Compounded Products: Use, Regulation, and Risk
  • Eye on OMIC: Reception Draws Big Crowd to
    OMIC Booth at AAO Meeting
  • Policy Issues: Liability and Coverage for Contaminated-Product Claims
  • Closed Claim Study: Injection of Anecortave Acetate into Globe during ARMD Risk Reduction Trial
  • Risk Management Hotline: Reduce the Risk of Compounded Drugs
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 22 | No. 3 | 2012

  • Feature: Wrongful Death Claims: Tragic, Complex, and Expensive
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Celebrates 25 Years with Reception and iPad Drawing
  • Policy Issues: Ophthalmologists’ Liability for the Actions of CRNAs
  • Closed Claim Study: Co-Defendant CRNA Denies Responsibility for Failed Resuscitation
  • Risk Management Hotline: Managing Medical Emergencies in the Office
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 22 | No. 2 | 2012

  • Feature: The Pressures and Risks of Keeping Current
  • Eye on OMIC: Safe Surgery Checklist for ASCs
  • Policy Issues: Equipment Leasing Liability
  • Closed Claim Study: Records Alteration and Inadequate Training Related to Phakic Implants
  • Risk Management Hotline: Surgical Experience: Acquisition and Disclosure
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 22 | No. 1 | 2012

  • Feature: The Risks and Benefits of Electronic Health Records
  • Eye on OMIC: You’ve Been Yelped: What You Should Know about Responding to Negative Online Reviews
  • Policy Issues: OMIC’s e-MD™ Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Documentation Errors Related to Electronic Health Records
  • Risk Management Hotline: Access to an EHR System While On-Call
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 21 | No. 4 | 2011

  • Feature: Surgical Team Briefings Reduce Malpractice Risks
  • Eye on OMIC: Refractive Surgery Guidelines Revised
  • Policy Issues: Outpatient Surgical Facilities
  • Closed Claim Study: Retained Mitomycin-C Sponge During Combined Trabeculectomy and Cataract Surgery
  • Risk Management Hotline: “Standing Order” Medications
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 21 | No. 3 | 2011

  • Feature: Are Patients Who Choose Premium IOLs a Malpractice Risk?
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Honored with Special Recognition Award
  • Policy Issues: Advertising Premium IOLs
  • Closed Claim Study: Defense Verdict in Alleged Negligent Placement of Crystalens
  • Risk Management Hotline: Maintaining an Effective Informed Consent Process
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 21 | No. 2 | 2011

  • Feature: Entities at Risk for Professional Liability Claims, Too
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Launches Social Network
  • Policy Issues: Entity Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Two Cases of Entity Liability
  • Risk Management Hotline: Use an Unusual Event to Reduce Entity Liability
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 21 | No. 1 | 2011

  • Feature: The Risks and Benefits of Malpractice Litigation
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Increases Limits for BRPP
  • Policy Issues: Cyber Liability Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Failure to Treat and Refer Patient with Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Risk Management Hotline: Payment Issues: Avoid Delays in Treatment
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 20 | No. 4 | 2010

  • Feature: Older Patients Need Additional Informed Consent Consideration
  • Eye on OMIC: Ophthalmologists Working Longer, Retiring Later
  • Policy Issues: Coverage Options for Aging Insureds
  • Closed Claim Study: Dispute over Informed Consent with Elderly Patient
  • Risk Management Hotline: Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Makers
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 20 | No. 3 | 2010

  • Feature: Coordination of Care with Optometrists
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Reduces Premium Rates and Issues 2011 Dividend
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Optometrists
  • Closed Claim Study: Misdiagnosis of a Nevus by an Optometrist Insured with Another Carrier
  • Risk Management Hotline: Issues Associated with Therapeutic Optometry
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 20 | No. 2 | 2010

  • Feature: Evaluating Competency, Handling Incompetency
  • Eye on OMIC: Red Flags Rule, HITECH/HIPAA Obligations, and RAC Audits
  • Policy Issues: Incompetency: Reporting and Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Impairment from Alcohol and Cocaine Impacts Defense of Delayed Diagnosis Claim
  • Risk Management Hotline: Competency Reviews and Discussions
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 20 | No. 1 | 2010

  • Feature: A “Watchful Eye” on ROP
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC‘s Claims Frequency Holding Steady
  • Policy Issues: Providing Care When Disaster Strikes
  • Closed Claim Study: Patient’s Finances Alters Evaluation and Treatment of Penetrating Globe Injury
  • Risk Management Hotline: Differential Diagnosis: Develop and Disclose It
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 19 | No. 4 | 2009

  • Feature: Assuring Safe Passage Through the Healthcare System
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Expands Regulatory Protection for Policyholders
  • Policy Issues: Changes to Your OMIC Policy for 2010
  • Closed Claim Study: Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Deficiencies in Care of LASIK Patient
  • Risk Management Hotline: Tracking Referrals and Test Results
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 19 | No. 3 | 2009

  • Feature: When Patients Become Difficult, Hostile, or Violent
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Declares 2010 Dividend
  • Policy Issues: Reporting Malpractice Claims to the Government
  • Closed Claim Study: Personal Relationship with a Physician-Patient Clouds Judgment on Documentation
  • Risk Management Hotline: Duty to Warn Patients Not to Drive
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 19 | No. 2 | 2009

  • Feature: Facials, Fillers, and Physicians: Keeping the “Medi” in Medi-Spa
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC, AAO Urge Use of Updated Patient Information Materials
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Medical Spa Liabilities
  • Closed Claim Study: Cosmetic Treatment by Technician Results in Fine and Suspended License for Medical Director
  • Risk Management Hotline: What May I Safely Delegate?
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 19 | No. 1 | 2009

  • Feature: Premium IOLs Come of Age
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Educational Alliances Expand Nationally
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Use of Premium IOLs
  • Closed Claim Study: Case Work-Up Results in Denial of Patient’s Cataract Claim
  • Risk Management Hotline: Refunds, Fee Waivers, and Indemnity Payments
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 18 | No. 4 | 2008

  • Feature: Twenty Years of Insuring Refractive Surgery
  • Eye on OMIC: New Chairman to Lead OMIC
  • Policy Issues: Ensure Coverage for Your Refractive Surgery
  • Closed Claim Study: Lack of Informed Consent and Failure to Review Topographies
  • Risk Management Hotline: Reduce Your Risk of a Refractive Surgery Claim
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 18 | No. 3 | 2008

  • Feature: Wrong Eye, Wrong IOL, Wrong Patient
  • Eye on OMIC: Lipo-Dissolve No Longer Covered
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Investigations
  • Closed Claim Study: State Medical Board Equates Wrong Powered IOL Implant With Wrong Site Surgery
  • Risk Management Hotline: Identify and Manage Preoperative Causes of Wrong IOL Placement
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 18 | No. 2 | 2008

  • Feature: Hidden Costs of Non-Traditional
    Revenue Sources
  • Eye on OMIC: Coverage for Legal Costs of Regulatory Investigations
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Non-Traditional Services
  • Closed Claim Study: The Duty of an Ophthalmologist Who Is Not On Call
  • Risk Management Hotline: Services Provided as an Independent Medical Examiner or Expert Witness
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 18 | No. 1 | 2008

  • Feature: Using Claims and Incident Reports to Predict the Future
  • Eye on OMIC: Why Are Dilating Drops in the News?
  • Policy Issues: Coverage On-Call
  • Closed Claim Study: Elderly Patient Falls From Wheelchair
  • Following a Dilated Exam
  • Risk Management Hotline: Warn Patients about Side Effects of Dilating Drops
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 17 | No. 4 | 2007

  • Feature: What a Difference Two Decades Make
  • Eye on OMIC: Holiday Closure
  • Policy Issues: Medical Record Corrections and Alterations
  • Closed Claim Study: Conflicting Consent Forms Force A Settlement In Case of Hypopigmentation
  • Risk Management Hotline: Medical Record Requests
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 17 | No. 3 | 2007

  • Feature: My Doctor Never Told Me That Could Happen
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Makes Consent Forms More Physician-Friendly
  • Policy Issues: Who Can I Talk To?
  • Closed Claim Study: Off-Label Use of ICG Dye During Vitrectomy for Floaters
  • Risk Management Hotline: Obtaining Consent on the Day of Surgery
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 17 | No. 2 | 2007

  • Feature: Honesty the Best Policy When Things Don’t Go Well
  • Eye on OMIC: A.M. Best Upgrades OMIC’s Financial Strength Rating to A
  • Policy Issues: Apologies and Insurance Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Risks and Benefi ts of Writing Off a Patient’s Bill
  • Risk Management Hotline: Refunds, Fee Waivers, and Payments
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 17 | No. 1 | 2007

  • Feature: Medical Board Investigations Should Not be Faced Alone
  • Eye on OMIC: Broad Regulatory Protection Policy for OMIC Insureds
  • Policy Issues: Leasing Equipment, Space, or Employees
  • Closed Claim Study: A Medical Board Investigation Handled Perfectly
  • Risk Management Hotline: Responding to “Dear Healthcare Provider” Letters
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 16 | No. 4 | 2006

  • Feature: ER Call: Another Layer of EMTALA Liability
  • Eye on OMIC: New Non-surgical Coverage Class
  • Policy Issues: OMIC Revises Policy for 2007
  • Closed Claim Study: Traumatic Eye Injury and Patient Abandonment
  • Risk Management Hotline: Follow-up Duty to ER Patients
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 16 | No. 3 | 2006

  • Feature: Minor Distractions Lead to Major Problems in the OR
  • Eye on OMIC: The PIAA Researches LASIK Risks
  • Policy Issues: Entity Coverage
  • Closed Claim Study: Fire In The Operating Room
  • Risk Management Hotline: Preventing and Managing Surgical Fires
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 16 | No. 2 | 2006

  • Feature: Facials, Fillers, and Physicians: Keeping the “Medi” in Medi-Spa
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC, AAO Urge Use of Updated Patient Information Materials
  • Policy Issues: Coverage for Medical Spa Liabilities
  • Closed Claim Study: Cosmetic Treatment by Technician Results in Fine and Suspended License for Medical Director
  • Risk Management Hotline: What May I Safely Delegate?
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 16 | No. 1 | 2006

  • Feature: Ocular Anesthesia Claims: Causes and Outcomes
  • Eye on OMIC: Broad Regulatory Protection Now Covers DEA and STARK Violations
  • Policy Issues: The Impact of a Claim on Your OMIC Policy
  • Closed Claim Study: Codefendant Nurse Anesthestist’s Insurance Carrier Builds a Case Against OMIC Insureds
  • Risk Management Hotline: Interpreters for Deaf Patients
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 15 | No. 4 | 2005

  • Feature: New Safety Rules for Outpatient Surgery
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Goes Paperless
  • Policy Issues: Task Force Studies OMIC-Insured Surgical Facilities
  • Closed Claim Study: Orbit Compartment Syndrome Leads to Poor Outcome Following Blepharoplasty
  • Risk Management Hotline: Clarification of Roles During the Informed Consent Process
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 15 | No. 3 | 2005

  • Feature: ROP Case Defines Legal Duty of Care to Patients
  • Eye on OMIC: Stable Rates and Dividend Credit for OMIC Insureds
  • Policy Issues: Group Policies
  • Closed Claim Study: Outgoing Answering Machine Message Wins Case for Ophthalmologist
  • Risk Management Hotline: Who Can Perform Preop History & Physical Exams?
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 15 | No. 2 | 2005

  • Feature: Surviving the Aftershocks of Malpractice Litigation
  • Eye on OMIC: OMIC Leads Industry in Financial Benchmarks
  • Policy Issues: Notify OMIC of Changes in Your Practice
  • Closed Claim Study: Early Reporting and Investigation of Potential Claim Averts a Lawsuit
  • Risk Management Hotline: Cooperation Essential as Physicians Leave a Practice
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 15 | No. 1 | 2005

  • Feature: Lessons from Trials and Settlements of 2004
  • Eye on OMIC: Broad Regulatory Protection Policy for OMIC Members
  • Policy Issues: The Cooperation Clause
  • Closed Claim Study: Codefendant Ophthalmologist Testifies Against OMIC Insured at Trial
  • Risk Management Hotline: Confidentiality and Malpractice Claims
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 14 | No. 3 | 2004

  • Feature: Anesthesia and Sedation Risks and Precautions
  • Eye on OMIC: Major Enhancements to OMIC’s Fraud and Abuse/HIPAA Privacy Policy
  • Policy Issues: Advertising for Medical Services
  • Closed Claim Study: Globe Perforation and Vision Loss in High Myopic, Deaf Patient
  • Risk Management Hotline: Pediatric Sedation for Office-Based Procedures
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 14 | No. 2 | 2004

  • Feature: A Safe Haven for Doctors During Hard Times
  • Eye on OMIC: Another Year of Growth and Profitability for OMIC
  • Policy Issues: Limits of Liability
  • Closed Claim Study: Watch for Warning Signs of a Missed Diagnosis
  • Risk Management Hotline: Informing Patients About Your Surgical Experience
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 14 | No. 1 | 2004

  • Feature: Telephone Screening as a Risk-Reduction Tool
  • Eye on OMIC: Visit the New www.omic.com
  • Policy Issues: Release of Contact Lens Prescriptions
  • Closed Claim Study: Negligent Telephone Care of Postoperative Patient
  • Risk Management Hotline: Preoperative Testing and Examination
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 13 | No. 4 | 2003

  • Feature: Fear and Loathing of Malpractice Litigation
  • Eye on OMIC: LASIK, PRK Study Identifies Malpractice Predictors
  • Policy Issues: Shared Liability for ROP Screening
  • Closed Claim Study: Patient Mix-up in the Laser Suite
  • Risk Management Hotline: Acute Postoperative Endophthalmitis
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 13 | No. 3 | 2003

  • Feature: Forensic Consulting: From Immunity to Liability
  • Eye on OMIC: Academy/OMIC Insurance Center Coming to Anaheim
  • Policy Issues: Annual Renewable Term Life Insurance
  • Closed Claim Study: Disclosure of Risks, Complications, and Adverse Outcomes
  • Risk Management Hotline: PAM Testing Before Cataract Surgery
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OMIC Digest: Vol. 13 | No. 2 | 2003

  • Feature: When FDA Leaves Doctors To Their Own Devices
  • Eye on OMIC: Record Growth and Strong Financials at Year-end 2002
  • Policy Issues: Do You Operate a Surgery Center?
  • Closed Claim Study: Trauma Cases: Risky to Treat, Difficult to Defend
  • Risk Management Hotline: Practical Application of HIPAA Privacy Rules
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