Risk Management


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 the position paper signed by over 60 eye societies entitled Comprehensive Guidelines Co-Management of Ophthalmic Postoperative Care. Ophthalmologists in Florida use the FL consent form and transfer letter.
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all-day Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmolo... @ Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmolo... @ Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Nov 16 all-day
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Location: Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 310 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI Time: 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Topic:  Great Expectations: Liability Risks of Unrealistic Surgical Goals Speaker:  Steven V. L. Brown,[...]
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all-day Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Feb 29 all-day
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS), February 29, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center | Columbus | Ohio | United States
OMIC will offer a risk management session at the annual Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) meeting planned for Saturday, February 29, 2020 (leap year). Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio Time: afternoon Speaker:[...]
Nov
16
Sat
all-day Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmolo... @ Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmolo... @ Kimpton Journeyman Hotel
Nov 16 all-day
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 Location: Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, 310 East Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI Time: 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Topic:  Great Expectations: Liability Risks of Unrealistic Surgical Goals Speaker:  Steven V. L. Brown,[...]
Feb
29
Sat
all-day Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (O... @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center
Feb 29 all-day
Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS), February 29, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio @ Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center | Columbus | Ohio | United States
OMIC will offer a risk management session at the annual Ohio Ophthalmological Society (OOS) meeting planned for Saturday, February 29, 2020 (leap year). Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio Time: afternoon Speaker:[...]


CASE STUDY:

Endophthalmitis outbreak following intravitreal injections

Ryan M. Bucsi, OMIC Claims Manager On 1/26/16 and 1/27/16, a non-OMIC ophthalmologist at an OMIC-insured practice injected 8 patients, aged 64 to 94, with Avastin or Eylea to treat neovascular age-related macular degeneration. The patients’ visual acuities in the eyes to be injected ranged from 20/25 to 20/150. The ophthalmologist added dexamethasone to the...

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When is a physician–patient relationship established?

PAUL WEBER, JD, ARM, Vice President, OMIC Risk Management/Legal Plaintiffs who sue for medical malpractice must show that there was a physician-patient relationship that created a legal duty. OMIC has addressed the issue of a duty being established when the physician has not personally seen the patient in the context of on-call coverage for the emergency department, coverage arrangements with colleagues, and new referrals from other physicians. Articles and recommendations related to these situations can be found at www.omic.com. This article reviews an ophthalmologist’s duty to a patient...





Six reasons OMIC is the best choice for ophthalmologists in America.

#6. Supporting your specialty.

OMIC was founded by members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology nearly a quarter century ago and is the only carrier sponsored and endorsed by AAO. OMIC is also endorsed by 40 other ophthalmic societies. The OMIC partnerships with state and subspecialty societies qualifies their members for an exclusive 8% premium credit. Contact your state society for details.

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