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“Use as directed.” How Medication Errors Can Be Avoided.
In a recent blog post we discussed communication handoffs and gave an extreme example of how everything can go wrong. Another dangerous and potentially costly area of concern is medication errors. Here’s a scenario that illustrates how they can happen in a correctional healthcare setting and some potential solutions. Inmate Smith was a 32-year-old male Continue Reading »
Poor Communication Can Cost an Arm and a Leg or in Some Cases, a Foot.
Are you a good communicator? I think most of us would say that we are pretty decent, but could probably improve our communication skills. How does poor communication affect claims in correctional healthcare? Here’s an example and a few statistics. This is a true story. A 37 year old male was arrested and put in jail Continue Reading »
The Origin of “deliberate indifference” Cases in Correctional Health.
Here’s a possible claims scenario to consider – your correctional client has a suit where the inmate is filing a medical malpractice allegation as well as a civil rights violation for “deliberate indifference.” First you ask “What exactly is this deliberate indifference? Are you telling me that I have to provide coverage for my clients Continue Reading »
Common Claim Scenarios for Correctional Health Professionals.
Two months ago I discussed common claim types in correctional medicine and cited a specific example. Since then I have been asked for more examples so our agents can use them as a selling tool. Here are a few in addition to the August example that are a good representation of the types of claims Continue Reading »
Common Claim Types in Correctional Facilities
In my last post I discussed the different types of facilities and what this means to the healthcare providers in a correctional facility. Now I want to dig a little deeper into the claims for a correctional facility. I am often asked “What is the primary claim type that pays in correctional healthcare?” And most people Continue Reading »