Prior AuthorizationFrom June 2020, Cause of Death?
Few things can ruin our mood more quickly than a request for a prior authorization or a peer-to-peer. In this segment, Neda and Dr. Ashish Patel tackle the beast that is the dreaded prior authorization. •18min 27Ashish Patel MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Death CertificatesFrom June 2020, Cause of Death?
Does the thought of completing a death certificate scare you half to death? In this month’s intro segment, Neda and Aisha get into the nitty gritty of how to accomplish this (sometimes) daunting task. •15min 5Neda Frayha, MD and Aisha Lofters, MD
Bonus Short - Pandemic Malpractice IssuesFrom April 2020, Bonus Short - Pandemic Malpractice Issues
Dr. Matthew DeLaney and Dr. Michael Weinstock sit down to discuss the threat of lawsuits in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The last thing anyone wants to think about is the risk of a lawsuit. Unfortunately, despite the extra challenges posed by our current pandemic, the threat of medicolegal …22min 44Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM and Mike Weinstock, MD
Missing DEA NumbersFrom July 2019, Dude, Where's My DEA Number?
To review the phenomenon of missing or misused DEA numbers and what to do if it happens to you. •16min 54Neda Frayha, MD and Matthieu DeClerck, MD
Medicolegal Risks of Low Risk Chest PainFrom January 2019, Hello, New Year! Bye Bye, PPIs?
Amal Mattu discusses two large branches of pitfalls in patients being evaluated for ACS: EKG pitfalls and HISTORY red flags. We discuss pitfalls and red flags relating to medical legal risks when dealing with chest pain. • Additional talking points: • ECG: 25-50 % misses, look closer …22min 45Matthew DeLaney, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Amal Mattu, MD, and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Observation CareFrom December 2018, Clots and OCP's
Observation care may be one of the most confusing topics in medicine. What is it? Who qualifies for it? What are the financial and clinical implications? In this segment, Drs. Steve Biederman and Tom Robertson take us on a tour of observation care and all that it means.17min 41Steve Biederman, MD and Tom Robertson, MD
Service AnimalsFrom November 2018, Those Clots are So Superficial
When a PC RAP listener wrote us with a question about the differences among service animals, emotional support animals, and therapy animals, our own animal lover Brandon Grove looked into the indications, uses, and legal protections (or lack thereof) afforded to each group. In this segment, he …8min 47Brandon Grove, MD
Good Samaritan LawsFrom August 2018, Good Samaritans
What do you do if you’re on a flight, someone gets sick, and a flight attendant asks, “is there a doctor on board?” Brandon Grove and Neda Frayha walk you through a play by play of what to expect, which actions to take, and what the law says about it all.11min 22Brandon Grove, MD and Neda Frayha, MD
Leaving AMAFrom July 2018, All Risk, No Reward
In this segment, Andrew Buelt walks us through the do’s and don’ts of managing patients who want to leave the health care setting against medical advice.15min 40Andrew Buelt, DO
Treating Friends and FamilyFrom June 2018, A Hyperthyroid Fetus
Has a friend or family member ever asked you for medical advice? Join the club! In this segment, Neda Frayha, Miz Spangler, and Sol Behar discuss how to handle requests for advice and even treatment from non-patients.17min 43Solomon Behar, MD, Mizuho Morrison, DO, and Neda Frayha, MD
Don’t Put This in My Chart, But...From May 2018, The Buzz That Won't Quit
When a patient asks, “don’t put this in my record, but…”, what are we to do? In this segment, Neda Frayha and Mike Weinstock explore whether or not to document every single fact we learn about our patients, how to judge when something must be documented, and how to maintain a trusting relationship …16min 12Neda Frayha, MD and Mike Weinstock, MD
Code StatusFrom March 2018, What’s Your (Code) Status?
Andrew and Heidi review the literature to get a sense of who well - or how badly!- we are doing at discussing code status with our patients. They review articles that suggest ways to improve this conversation, and also discuss different training strategies and novel ways to get providing our …10min 29Andrew Buelt, DO and Heidi James, MD
Paper Chase 3: Getting Sued -- It May Be Less Likely Than You Think!From May 2016, The Sexology of Radicular Back Pain
Does a history of lawsuit make future malpractice claims more likely?5min 33Andrew Buelt, DO and Joe Weatherly, DO
Using Evidence Based AlgorithmsFrom May 2016, The Sexology of Radicular Back Pain
Using evidence based algorithms – do they protect you? What are they? Who wants cookbook medicine? Do they help or harm you in med mal cases? Dealing with the non-believers (patients and providers).17min 45John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP and Mike Weinstock, MD
Treating Family MembersFrom April 2016, Hernias and Ovaries
Treating family members without proper evaluation in a clinical setting (ie: without vital signs, examination, or other variable tests) is frankly an injustice to our loved ones. Mike discusses with many practitioners the dangers of doing this, and how at the end of the day it's frankly hard to be …31min 23Mike Weinstock, MD, Dave Sharkis, MD, Kurt Marks, PA-C, and Mel Herbert, MD
The 10 Step Approach to the Bounceback PatientFrom April 2015, The Iron Cranberry
Discuss 10 actions that can be taken to improve care in a patient returning for a repeat visit. •19min 37Mike Weinstock, MD and Mizuho Morrison, DO
Pitfalls and Pearls in the Evaluation of Acute Chest PainFrom November 2014, Is That a AAA In Your Pocket?
Most patients with chest pain don’t have serious disease, but always consider the life threats. •31min 42Mike Weinstock MD