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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Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 2019 on August 22-25, 2019 in Couer d'Alene, Idaho @ Couer d'Alene Resort | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2019 Women in Ophthalmology meeting on August 22-25, 2019 at the Couer d’Alene Resort in Couer d’Alene, Idaho.  Be sure to take some time[...]
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Join OMIC on September 6, 2019 at the meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) at the Back Bay Event Center in Boston, MA. Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 Time: 3:10 pm to 3:25[...]
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all-day Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 201... @ Couer d'Alene Resort
Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 201... @ Couer d'Alene Resort
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Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) 2019 on August 22-25, 2019 in Couer d'Alene, Idaho @ Couer d'Alene Resort | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2019 Women in Ophthalmology meeting on August 22-25, 2019 at the Couer d’Alene Resort in Couer d’Alene, Idaho.  Be sure to take some time[...]
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all-day New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Back Bay Event Center
New England Ophthalmological Soc... @ Back Bay Event Center
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New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) Fall Meeting, September 6, 2019, in Boston, MA @ Back Bay Event Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
Join OMIC on September 6, 2019 at the meeting of the New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) at the Back Bay Event Center in Boston, MA. Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 Time: 3:10 pm to 3:25[...]


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...





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