Accurate and detailed notes of patient visits and interactions help mental health professionals diagnose and treat patients quickly, safely, and accurately, and help them devise effective treatment plans.
This Case of the Month emphasizes the importance of documenting conversations with patients regarding informed refusal. Beware: A good physician-patient relationship may not always save the day when adult children get involved
If you are contemplating a change in your practice, please notify CAP as soon as possible so our Membership Services Department can review your options with you and make your coverage transition a smooth one. Changes include, but are not limited to: Retirement from practice at age 55+, part-time practice (e.g., 20 or fewer hours per week or 16 hours for anesthesiologists), or reduction or any change in the scope of your practice.
Any members making payments to CAP by credit card on or after January 1, 2024, will be charged a 3% fee of the amount billed. This fee will apply to any credit card payments made online, by autopay, by mail, by phone, or other method.
CAP Physicians Insurance Agency, Inc. (CAP Agency) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2023 open enrollment period when CAP members will have the exclusive opportunity to access a wide range of personal insurance products and flexible plan options at competitive large group rates.
A frequently asked question we receive at CAP is “can I release the records?” Medical practices frequently receive medical record release requests from multiple sources, including subpoenas, attorneys letters, law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and patients themselves.
In the new year alone, ketamine has already made headlines in dozens of articles highlighting its increased off-label use. There has been a significant increase in exposure and interest for this old drug that seemingly has new tricks up its sleeve.
Oftentimes when we think of medication errors, we think of the acute setting and infamous cases such as the Quaid twins and the heparin error. However, we must remember that medication errors occur in the ambulatory office setting also.
CAP defines an adverse event as either a known risk of medical care (a complication) or an injury caused by a medical error. Understandably, emotions run high for the physician, patient, and the patient’s family after an adverse event occurs. In most cases, it is the physician’s duty to inform the patient and/or family of the event.
Almost two years into the pandemic, the widespread use of telehealth technologies does not appear to be going away any time soon, if at all. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the use of telehealth offering technology-enabled health and care management and delivery systems that extend capacity and access.
Every day, health administrators face multiple real-world examples of health disparities, recently heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare providers and healthcare systems must play a major role in advancing health equity to prevent needless suffering, premature deaths, and avoidable costs.
Through CAP Cares, CAP members can receive confidential and objective support after an adverse patient event occurs, with guidance at every stage of the process — all as a free benefit of your CAP membership.
The widespread use of internet-connected consumer “smart” devices brings not only an increasing dependence on technology for daily living, but also the need to shield users’ privacy and to protect vast amounts of data collected through their use.
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