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Providing excellent clinical care can reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit, but the clinical side is not the only area to focus on.
Defamation Suits Against Patients: Three Big Risks
If you can't ignore a bad online patient review and are considering a defamation suit vs. a patient, here are three things to consider first.
PAs at Alabama's Table to Fix Broken Healthcare System
PAs have always taken a team approach to medicine. That focus is applicable to policy issues as well as clinical ones.
OIG Settlements Prove Physician Fraud Continues
The activities of a few bad physicians in the healthcare industry will continue to make the business of healthcare an overly regulated one.
Don't Make the Same HIPAA Mistakes as Other Practices
Step up HIPAA compliance by identifying what's getting other practices into trouble, and taking steps to avoid making the same mistakes.
Physician Bonuses Can Create Tax Liability Issues
Done incorrectly, big year-end bonuses can result in big trouble, as seen in the case of one Illinois physician.
Legal Pitfalls to Avoid When Using Your EHR
More malpractice cases relating to physicians' EHR use are occurring. Here's what to do to ensure such a problem does not happen to you.
Stark Law and Anti-Kickback: What Physicians Should Know
If you have federal health plan patient, you need to pay careful attention to the rules of the Stark Law and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
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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