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 AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Eff... @ Moscone Convention Center
AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Eff... @ Moscone Convention Center
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AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Effective Risk Management Strategy with Patient Education and Informed Consent @ Moscone Convention Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join us at the AAO 2019 meeting in San Francisco for our popular course in partnership with the AAO Patient Education Committee. Why Take the Risk? How to Create an Effective Risk Management Strategy with[...]
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all-day Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive
Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive
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Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology (NVAO), November 4, 2019 @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive | McLean | Virginia | United States
The Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology (NVAO) features for members only an OMIC speaker on the evening of Monday, November 4, 2019.  Register with the NVAO and attend the evening event to earn a 5%[...]
Oct
14
Mon
all-day AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Eff... @ Moscone Convention Center
AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Eff... @ Moscone Convention Center
Oct 14 all-day
AAO 2019: Why Take the Risk? Effective Risk Management Strategy with Patient Education and Informed Consent @ Moscone Convention Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States
Join us at the AAO 2019 meeting in San Francisco for our popular course in partnership with the AAO Patient Education Committee. Why Take the Risk? How to Create an Effective Risk Management Strategy with[...]
Nov
4
Mon
all-day Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive
Northern Virginia Academy of Oph... @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive
Nov 4 all-day
Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology (NVAO), November 4, 2019 @ Maggiano's Little Italy, 2001 International Drive | McLean | Virginia | United States
The Northern Virginia Academy of Ophthalmology (NVAO) features for members only an OMIC speaker on the evening of Monday, November 4, 2019.  Register with the NVAO and attend the evening event to earn a 5%[...]


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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