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Don't Bet on Federal Tort Reform

With Republicans in the White House and Congress, the idea of new federal rules surrounding medical malpractice is gaining steam among physician advocacy groups. However, most experts are pumping the breaks, saying it's unlikely to happen. Also: Here are the steps you should take if you are sued for malpractice.

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Senate GOP leadership released a revised version of its healthcare bill, upping opioid crisis capital, among other changes, but Medicaid funding is still due to be cut.

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A lawyer lays out three trends from upcoming investigations and criminal cases that physicians should keep in mind.

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With their livelihood on the line, doctors need to be careful with who they listen to while seeking asset protection.

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According to new data from the CDC, opioid prescription rates fell over a five-year period from 2010 to 2015, but are still triple where they were in 1999.

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On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would limit plaintiff damages to $250,000 in most medical practice lawsuits. It moves to the Senate.

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Readers are split on whether or not the Senate's version to repeal the Affordable Care Act would serve the American people well.

Robert Wachter, MD

Dr. Robert Wachter wrote the book on the failings of health IT and the effect these systems have on patient safety. He joined us for the Pearls podcast.

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