How Does a Plaintiff Attorney Make Case Against Supervising EP?
Routinely signing charts of ED patients seen by advanced practice providers (APPs) for billing or financial reasons is one practice fraught with legal risks for EPs. Medical/legal experts interviewed by ED Legal Letter say these practices may reduce risk:
- ED policies with good specificity on the relationship between the APP and EP;
- Evidence of the role the EP played in the specific patient’s care, if any;
- Documentation of the EP’s involvement and impressions in cases in which the EP participated in the care.
The changing landscape of healthcare delivery leads to more suits against physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
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