Robin Nagele Serves as Faculty for Two-Part AHLA Webinar on Unnecessary Medical Procedures
On June 6 and June 14, 2016, Health Care Co-Chair Robin Locke Nagele served as faculty for the two-part webinar, "An Interactive Case Study: How to Respond to Complaints of Unnecessary Medical Procedures in the Hospital."
The webinar was sponsored by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and examined the questions that arise when a hospital receives credible complaints from an internal source that unnecessary medical procedures are being performed. The webinar faculty examined and debated the related issues/questions that include, among others:
- Do you conduct a peer review of the physician's procedures, and what does that peer review look like?
- Do you communicate with the hospital leaders and when?
- What self-reporting obligations under the 60-day rule may exist and when does the clock start ticking?
- How do you assess criminal and civil exposures?
- Is there a whistleblower already speaking with the government?
- How might the government react?