Accurate, objective documentation done at every encounter is a key factor for the communication of patient care and for risk management, regardless of the system. Communication lapses among physicians, patients, and other health care professionals break the continuity of care and are frequently the focus of malpractice claims.
With the advent of EMR and intense scrutiny for coding quality and proof of medical necessity, new challenges arise. Thorough, accurate, and objectively documented medical records prevent gaps in accepted standards of care, miscommunication, misdiagnosis, and medical errors. This webinar will discuss common documentation pitfalls and best practices to correct these issues.
Released Dec. 2, 2011
Expires Dec. 2, 2014
This program is developed 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.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
Determine how documentation can be improved to enhance the quality of patient care
Identify office situations where documentation errors are most likely to occur
Outline best practices to improve documentation
Post-test and course evaluation
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.