The Right to Patient Freedom of Choice
June 19, 2019 ∙ 2:00 - 3:15pm
Fierce competition among hospices for referrals continues! Hospitals say that they comply with all requirements regarding patients’ right to freedom of choice while hospices often maintain the exact opposite. Now post-acute providers are suing hospitals for violations. What requirements must hospitals meet? What exactly are hospitals supposed to do? What do hospices say are common violations? What is an example of a recent lawsuit filed against hospitals for violations for patients’ right to a freedom of choice? What can hospital discharge planners/case managers do to avoid these types of lawsuits? How can providers help ensure that patients’ rights are honored instead of filing court cases against hospitals? By participating on this teleconference all the above questions will be addressed.
Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq, an attorney in private practice with extensive experience in health care. Prior to becoming an attorney, she was employed as a personnel manager by a BlueCross BlueShield Plan. She studied at the University of Maryland School of Law, concentrating in health law, and gained considerable clinical experience, course work and employment experience in this area. Following her admission to the Bar, she developed an active practice in health law. Her clients are professional associations, physicians, managed care providers, and institutional health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, durable medical equipment companies, private duty agencies and hospices. She has also represented a number of individual providers and case managers concerning health-related issues. Ms. Hogue gives approximately 20 presentations each year on health-related topics, including future trends in the healthcare industry. Her numerous articles are regularly included in trade association publications and other journals. She has written extensively on health-related topics. Her books include Nursing Case Law Reporter, Informed Consent, Legal Liability, Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse, Contracting with Managed Care Providers, Ethics Manual, Termination of Services to Patients: Use of Policies and Procedures to Avoid Liability for Abandonment, Case Management: Legal Issues, How to Develop a Fraud and Abuse Compliance Plan, How to Form Alliances Without Violating the Law, Wound Care: Legal Issues, and How Marketers Can Get Referrals without Breaking the Law.
Continuing Education Credits
Upon successful completion of this educational activity, 1.25 contact hours are available for nurses and other disciplines.
Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of the program for a nominal fee.
The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Cancellations for this teleconference must be received in writing at The Carolinas Center by 5:00pm on June 12, 2019. Cancellations received by that date will receive a refund, less $35 for administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after June 12, 2019; however substitutions may be made.