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On Demand Webinar

Avoiding the Courthouse: 10 Practice Pitfalls

Credit(s): 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PME-AVOID/GEN
Original Program Date: December 2, 2011
Duration: 57 minutes
Access: Available until December 02, 2014
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    This course highlights a collection of closed-claim studies and offers discussion on how risk management techniques may have prevented the outcome that led to professional liability allegations.

    Released    Dec. 2, 2011
    Expires       Dec. 2, 2014

    Target Audience
    This program is designed for physicians in all specialties, office managers, administrators, and other medical office personnel who are interested in medico-legal compliance and practical ways to reduce the potential for professional liability.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to recognize common practices that increase the risk of being sued and identify strategies to ensure patient satisfaction.

    Teaching Methods

    • Lecture

    • Audio-visual presentation

    • Online post-test and course evaluation


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    Liability Insurance Discount

    Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who complete this course will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed$1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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    1 ETHICS   This course has been designated for 1 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

    1 TMLT   Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who earn 3 TMLT credits within 12 consecutive months will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed $1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

    Robin Desrocher, Senior Risk Management Representative

    Ms. Desrocher is a senior risk management representative with Texas Medical Liability Trust. She has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry including clinical operations as well as health care administration. Robin has experience speaking to physicians across Texas on risk management and liability issues.

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    Course Slides (in note taking format)19 Pages896 KB
    Visit the TMA website for free resources and risk management tools on documentation and release of medical records.NANA
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