Online Training Course

Prod ID: 275
How to Fire a Patient

Healthcare attorney, Heidi Kocher, discusses a variety of situations involving termination of the physician-patient relationship. She explains in easy to understand terms the right way to dismiss a patient when it becomes necessary for a provider to make that decision.

CEUs

1

Length

60 min

Price

$99.00

Learn how to end a patient relationship without exposing yourself to legal and financial stressors. Under what circumstances is it permissible for a physician to fire a patient? Healthcare attorney, Heidi Kocher will walk you through a variety of situations involving termination of the physician-patient relationship and explain in easy to understand terms the right way to dismiss a patient. Each state has its own definition of patient abandonment and you need to know the laws in yours. 

Heidi Kocher

JD, MBA, CHC


Heidi's experience in healthcare law and compliance includes time in private practice, as well as positions at a large hospital corporation, serving as a compliance officer for a sleep lab/DME company and a compliance director/privacy officer at a medical device manufacturer. She has represented and advised critical access and long-term care hospitals, physician groups, home health agencies, DME companies, pharmacies, non-profit organizations, and licensed individuals. She serves as Counsel with Liles Parker, PLLC, a leading healthcare law firm in Washington, D.C. She is certified in Healthcare Compliance and is a member of the State Bar Association of Texas, and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Terminating a physician-patient relationship is a serious matter and you must prepare for it. Do it the right way to protect your providers and avoid having to defend the decision in court.

Under what circumstances is it permissible for a physician to fire a patient? Healthcare attorney, Heidi Kocher will walk you through a variety of situations involving termination of the physician-patient relationship and explain in easy to understand terms the right way to dismiss a patient.

Each state has its own definition of patient abandonment and you need to know the laws in yours. Significant liability can result for a physician that abandons a patient without enough notice, especially when abandonment is addressed in that state's medical malpractice laws. Heidi will share practical tips to protecting your physicians from accusations of patient abandonment. She will outline steps you can take to avoid being accused when your provider ends a patient relationship.

 

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction and the downloadable PowerPoint handout for 6 months.

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