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Webinar: How to Fire a Patient - Legal Considerations for Dealing with Difficult Patients
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When: Wednesday, June 19th
1:00 - 2:00 pm CST
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: Morgan Gire
(312) 981-0993

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Healthcare providers dismiss patients for numerous reasons. The circumstances are never identical, nor are they always undesirable. Often the decision is mutual. As the patient’s care evolves, sometimes the provider responsible for his treatment must change. These “exchanges” are natural and sometimes necessary to drive a patient’s recovery. It’s worth noting patients can dismiss doctors, too.

Other times a patient is dismissed because he becomes a professional hazard. He doesn’t pay his bills. He abuses your staff. His presence creates distractions, which jeopardize the care of other patients.

Reasons notwithstanding, when you need to dismiss a patient, the act is memorialized in a patient dismissal letter. These letters are chameleons. Their language must change to suit your patient’s circumstances. The art of writing the “bullet-proof” patient dismissal letter is one many a provide would love to master. Written correctly, these letters insulate you against potential charges of malpractice and patient abandonment.

The webinar will hit the following points:

  • Why practices cannot dismiss a patient without following a formal process
  • Good reasons to dismiss a patient
  • Nailing down the process to dismissing a patient
  • Exceptions to the rule for quickly terminating the doctor-patient relationship

Jeffrey J. Segal, MD
Byrd Adatto

Jeffrey J. Segal, MD, is a neurosurgeon turned serial entrepreneur turned attorney at ByrdAdatto who has literally been in both business and medicine. Segal was a neurosurgeon in private practice before beginning the second phase of his career as a serial entrepreneur in the healthcare field. He then founded or co-founded four separate health care startups. Segal lives and breathes healthcare and understands it viscerally.


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