We believe this is a vital service that will help facilities and professionals take pro-active steps to avoid the legal minefield that exists today in health care
Harlingen, Tx (PRWEB) October 08, 2013
Attorney Ricardo A. Barrera, principal of the Barrera Law Firm, has announced a new service for small to medium health care practices and professionals that assists them reduce exposure to potential legal claims arising from their operations.
In 2011, the country spent $2.4 trillion on health care and it is estimated that up to 10 or even 20% of added health care expenditures are attributable to legal costs arising from various causes of action that possibly could be prevented.
"Having experience as a plaintiff's attorney in bringing legal claims against health care providers in areas such as Medicaid fraud, malpractice and wrongful termination puts me in a unique position to help train, organize, and implement policies and simple procedures to assist providers in reducing legal liability in various areas," Barrera commented.
The program consists of the following services:
- An Initial attorney-client privileged interview in which immediate legal concerns related to the facility are discussed;
- A review of employment policies and interview of personnel in charge of human resources regarding current implementation of those existing procedures;
- A random 50 chart audit conducted to determine compliance issues in areas such as patient privacy, patient history, informed consent, documentation, and billing practices; and
- An inspection of the entire facility.
The result is a step-by-step program designed to address current needs of the health care practice. The program aims to correct or implement various policy and procedures that will assist the facility in reducing potential legal claims. The program also includes a one hour legal seminar on workplace matters to educate staff on certain employment related matters.
The program is offered for a flat fee with follow up communication and guidance regarding the program's implementation included.
“We believe this is a vital service that will help facilities and professionals take pro-active steps to avoid the legal minefield that exists today in health care,” concluded Barrera.
ABOUT RICARDO BARRERA
Ricardo A. Barrera is a South Texas attorney that currently practices law in the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Barrera graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he was also elected student body president. Mr. Barrera went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he won a national championship on moot court. Mr. Barrera has been commended by both the Texas House of Representatives and his U.S. Congressman for working above and beyond to help others in defending their rights.