Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.
Get Serious About Coding Compliance in 2017
It's time to get serious about your compliance plan for improper coding and billing issues and overpayments. Here are five actions to take.
Advocating for Private Direct Practice Models
While there are a number of legal challenges, private direct care models are an enticing way for physicians to become less dependent on plan reimbursement requirements.
10 Steps to Help Make Your Practice Labor Compliant
Protect your practice from potential legal problems over labor laws. Here are 10 steps you can take.
New Safe Harbor Rules around Referrals Established
More insight and important takeaways for physicians with regards to the final rule around safe harbors for the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Docs Can More Freely Transport Patients Under Updated Law
A new rule creates certain "safe harbor" provisions under the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute with regards to transportation.
Fraud and Embezzlement Issues Target Doctors at Year End
A recurring pattern of fraud and embezzlement peaks at the end of each year. What practices must be aware of, both internally and externally.
The Ugly Case of Healthcare Fraud in Texas
More than 20 healthcare professionals from a hospital in Texas are being charged with a kickback conspiracy involving over $500 million in insurance claims.
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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