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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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It'd be nice to ask a new patient about their family history with malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, that's not allowed, as this physician finds out.

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A recent settlement highlights the importance of medical facilitates reporting a breach of protected health information in a timely manner.

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Regardless of who the payer is or the stated purpose, every potential audit inquiry should be taken seriously by your practice.

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Malpractice incidents are unfortunate for all involved, but can provide insightful lessons for practices. Here are seven takeaways from real-life suits.

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There is a precedent happening in pediatrics as helicopter parents and overbearing daycare centers have created a sharp increase in "doctor's notes."

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Don't let a lack of communication, EHR misadventures, or failure to be prepared lead to a damaging malpractice suit at your practice.

In this video exclusive for Physicians Practice, Michael Matray, host of Healthcare Matters, drills down on a pair of medical liability tort reform bills currently under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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