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Showing 3 posts from September 2011.

Physicians and Nursing Facilities: Never-Ending Liability?

Posted In Health Care Law

As commercials soliciting nursing home patients with claims for poor care play in Kentucky homes and Kentucky juries award large monetary verdicts against nursing homes, we can expect to see a growing number of lawsuits to be filed against nursing homes.  These lawsuits can be easy for the plaintiffs bar to prove when deficient care is found by state regulators and documented in statements of deficiencies issued to nursing homes by state regulators. Plans of corrections filed by nursing homes to bring their facilities into regulatory compliance may pit the treating physician of a nursing home resident against the nursing home and its staff. As lawsuits increase against nursing homes, physicians can be sure that their involvement as witnesses and even defendants will increase too.  Physicians need to be vigilant about their treatment of nursing home patients and aware of the importance of their role as well as the ever changing regulatory landscape. Pain medication, never events and increased transparency may all factor into increasing liability for physicians who care for nursing facility patients. More >

KAHSA conference

Posted In Health Care Law

Lisa Hinkle recently spoke at the Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (KAHSA) 2011 annual conference in Louisville, KY.  Her topic was on what transparency means for nursing facilities under health care reform. To learn more about the seminar please visit the link below for the presentation materials. More >

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