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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.
Suing for Defamation Over a Negative Online Review
If a patient posts a negative review of you or your practice after a visit, there are six key elements you need to prove for it to truly be defamatory.
Physician Owned Distributorships, What You Should Know
A False Claims Act case brought by the Department of Justice highlights the importance of these arrangements.
Household Employees Create Legal Issues for Doctors
Few domestic employers realize they are responsible for the same wide range of legal and tax issues at home that they are in their medical practices.
High Court Gives Teeth to Physician Exclusion Cases
Can a Supreme Court ruling on teeth whitening make the case against physician exclusion in narrow networks, exchange plans, etc.? Perhaps.
PAs and Malpractice Risks: A PA's Perspective
I have heard some physicians use malpractice risks as a reason to not work with PAs. Here's how I respond.
Reduce Malpractice Risks When Treating Cardiac Patients
Internists, family physicians, and other physicians are often named in cardiology-related malpractice claims. Here are some ways to lessen your risks.
Incomplete Informed Consent as Good as None at All
Informed consent traditionally attempts to indemnify liability. Without disclosing risk and cost, it creates it.
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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