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Here are some basic HIPAA rules that you may be breaking every day.
Crumbling Boundaries Between Patients and Doctors
The relationship between physicians and their patients is at the core of medical practice. However, outside forces are changing the physician-patient dynamic.
The Inbox: Asset Protection in Volatile Times
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
Painkiller Prescription under Increased Scrutiny from DOJ
Recent fines and arrests should show physicians there is heightened scrutiny on their prescribing of painkillers.
Can the Olympics Threaten Your Medical Practice?
Medical practice owners and risk managers face a wide variety of risks including some surprising ones, like supporting your favorite Olympic athletes.
Practice Rounds: More Narcotics for Cranky Patients
Docs say they feel pressure from hospitals to make patients happy by prescribing narcotics. Also, text messaging patients may be the next frontier.
Can You Turn Away a Bed Bug Ridden-Patient?
Does your patient have bed bugs and if so, can you refuse to offer them treatment? Our resident health lawyer, Ericka Adler answers this question.
5 Things to Know When Your Practice Gets a Nasty Review
If your practice gets a nasty review, here are some legal and practical considerations to note.
How to React to Angry Patients
Handling a confrontation with an angry patient is critical to malpractice risk management. Here are five tips handle difficult encounters appropriately.
Four Ways to Reduce Diabetes Care Malpractice Risks
Diabetes care can raise some unique malpractice risks. Watch this 60-second video to learn what steps your practice should be taking to reduce the risks.
HIPAA and Patient Interactions
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA explores how to keep patient interactions at your medical practice HIPAA compliant.
HIPAA's Effect on Medical Practice Work Flow
Robert M. Tennant of the MGMA looks at the effect HIPAA is playing on the daily work flow at medical practices nationwide.
Eleven Outrageous HIPAA Violations
They did what?! Eleven costly mistakes healthcare providers have made when dealing with confidential patient information.
Six Phrases to Avoid When Talking with Patients
The chief patient safety officer at medical malpractice insurer The Doctors Company identifies six common communication missteps physicians make.
2014 Great American Physician Survey Results
Get unique insight into the personal and professional lives of physicians through the results of the 2014 Great American Physician Survey, Sponsored by Kareo.
Five Missteps to Avoid When Communicating Electronically with Patients
Communicating electronically with patients is convenient, but also risky. Here, a risk management professional shares some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.
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