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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SA8 | Lessons from Litigation: A Tool for Performance Improvement in PA/LTC Facilities

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This session features two experienced medical directors of PA/LTC facilities with many years of experience in providing consulting and expert witness services to providers and attorneys involved in various types of litigation in the PA/LTC arena. They have distilled unique teaching points from many cases and will discuss how providers and facilities can learn from these and implement various interventions, policies, and process improvements pertinent to their own facilities to improve exposure to common areas of liability and potentially avoid litigation.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the main areas of litigation commonly encountered in PA/LTC facilities.
(2) Discuss ways the medical director, attending physician, administrator and DON can glean lessons from PA/LTC litigation to use for performance improvement activities in their facilities that can serve to lessen the chance of being involved in litigation.
(3) Recognize the importance of recognition of 'near miss' events and subsequent implementation of follow-up action to prevent liability with adverse outcomes.
(4) Describe the importance of updated care plans that reflect appropriate goals of care for nursing facility residents in reducing the chance of litigation involving nursing facility residents.

avatar for Randall Huss, MD, CMD

Randall Huss, MD, CMD

Randall Huss, MD, CMD, is medical director for Silverstone Place Skilled Nursing Facility in Rolla, MO, and is founder and current president of Missouri Association of Long Term Care Practitioners, as well as past AMDA Board member and House of Delegates Chair. His clinical practice... Read More →
avatar for David Smith, MD, CMD

David Smith, MD, CMD

David Smith, MD, CMD, is president of Geriatric Consultants of Central Texas, PA, and currently a medical director at two facilities and a regional medical director for a hospice organization. He is served a variety of posts in South Dakota and Texas state AMDA chapters and is past... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Texas 3-4
  Medical Direction