An expert who presented at last week's McKnight's Online Expo nailed it: Wound care cases land in court largely because too many providers are relying on verbal agreements or instructions between residents, families and staff.
So I'm listening to the radio the other day when a friendly but serious voice starts in about about how putting a loved one in a nursing home is a gut-wrenching choice. It's all just a prelude to the kill shot: If you are dissatisfied or concerned about the care your loved one might be receiving, why don't you give his law firm a call? Lovely.
The American Health Lawyers Association will hold its annual meeting next week in Seattle. Education session topics will include the arbitration process, an overview of HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) Act regulations, and changes to Medicare Parts A and B under healthcare reform.