Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.
Safety at the Practice Takes on a New Meaning
OSHA recently introduced harsher penalties to employers who are violating workplace safety guidelines. Here's what you have to know.
Florida's Ruling on Suicide Puts Physicians at Risk
A recent ruling on patient suicides by the Florida Supreme Court puts physicians at added risk for something they have little control over.
Being Excluded from Participating Medicare and Medicaid is a Reality
A New Jersey physician's actions of submitting thousands of false claims to Medicare and Medicaid cost him more than a fine.
An Advocate for Universal Healthcare Coverage
In light of the election, America is united in not knowing what lies ahead. This doctor uses this time to reflect on our health system and its many issues.
Real Life Stories Show Doctors Need Defensive Planning
Recent headlines illustrate the wide range of risks that doctors should be legally and financially prepared to face during the course of their career.
Politics and Medicine — Strange Bedfellows
A recent study suggests that physicians differ in their approach to emotionally charged issues, like abortion, based on political affiliation.
Is Your Patient Telling the Truth?
A former FBI agent talks about the sure tell signs that a patient may be lying to you.
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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