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 Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-W... @ Fairmont Kea Lani
Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-W... @ Fairmont Kea Lani
Jun 23 – Jun 26 all-day
Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-WAVE), June 23-26, 2019, in Maui, Hawai`i @ Fairmont Kea Lani | Kihei | Hawaii | United States
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2019 Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-WAVE) planned for June 23-26, 2019, in Maui, Hawai`i. Date of OMIC presentation: TBA Location: Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, Maui,[...]
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all-day Florida Society of Ophthalmology... @ The Diplomat Beach Resort
Florida Society of Ophthalmology... @ The Diplomat Beach Resort
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day
Florida Society of Ophthalmology 2019 Meeting in Hollywood, June 29-30, 2019 @ The Diplomat Beach Resort | Hollywood | Florida | United States
Join us at the annual Florida Society of Ophthalmology’s (FSO) “Masters in Ophthalmology” meeting on June 29-30, 2019.  Attendance at the OMIC session on Sunday morning offers a higher policy discount to current FSO physician[...]
Jun
23
Sun
all-day Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-W... @ Fairmont Kea Lani
Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-W... @ Fairmont Kea Lani
Jun 23 – Jun 26 all-day
Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-WAVE), June 23-26, 2019, in Maui, Hawai`i @ Fairmont Kea Lani | Kihei | Hawaii | United States
Join us at the OMIC session to be presented at the 2019 Ocular Imaging Conference (OIC-WAVE) planned for June 23-26, 2019, in Maui, Hawai`i. Date of OMIC presentation: TBA Location: Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, Maui,[...]
Jun
29
Sat
all-day Florida Society of Ophthalmology... @ The Diplomat Beach Resort
Florida Society of Ophthalmology... @ The Diplomat Beach Resort
Jun 29 – Jun 30 all-day
Florida Society of Ophthalmology 2019 Meeting in Hollywood, June 29-30, 2019 @ The Diplomat Beach Resort | Hollywood | Florida | United States
Join us at the annual Florida Society of Ophthalmology’s (FSO) “Masters in Ophthalmology” meeting on June 29-30, 2019.  Attendance at the OMIC session on Sunday morning offers a higher policy discount to current FSO physician[...]


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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