Outside consultation with specialty providers continues to be a hot topic in correctional health care litigation. This session will include a discussion of when outside consultations are reasonable and necessary from a medical director's and an attorney's perspective, as well as why consultations are frequently litigated. Documentation will be highlighted.
- Review medical reasons for outside consultation with specialty providers
- Discuss chart documentation regarding outside consultation
- Describe various scenarios in which outside consultations can be used against a provider in litigation