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TMLT Closed Claims: Documentation Errors

Clear and consistent documentation can prevent confusion and potentially avoid adverse outcomes. In this course, learn how good documentation practices can make it easier to defend a physician’s actions in the event of a claim.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this educational activity, physician's will be able to:

  • discuss the importance of documentation for timely treatment and diagnosis;
  • illustrate how strong communication can help documentation and patient care;
  • summarize the physician's role and responsibility for acquiring informed consent from patients; and
  • describe the process and reasoning for documenting and tracking opioid prescriptions.

CME Discount:

TMLT policyholders who complete this program may earn a 3% discount that will be applied to their next eligible policy period.

CME Credit Statement:

The Texas Medical Liability Trust designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM and 1 credit in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Original release date: March 27, 2017
Review and re-release date: March 27, 2020
Expiration date: March 27, 2023


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