Ways to avoid a malpractice suit
Here is a practical guide to minimize liability claims stemming from communication oversights and misunderstandings at your medical practice.
Rising Healthcare Costs May Mean Increased Liability for Docs
More insured patients will be paying more out-of-pocket expenses and higher deductibles for their care. This could be bad news for docs.
Two Practice Liability Risks That Will Remain in 2016
The issues of increased cyber-hacking risks and difficulty collecting from patients with high-deductible health plans are unlikely to cease in 2016. Be prepared for both.
Three Things Physicians Should Know about Social Media
Social media can have a lot of value for physicians, but if they aren’t careful it can also be a liability. How should you use it?
Disclosing Adverse Events: 3 Vital Steps for Physicians
Many physicians will face a malpractice claim in their career, so the way a physician communicates adverse news is of paramount importance.
Malpractice Coverage Still Needed When Practicing Ends
Even if a physician stops practicing medicine, malpractice coverage needs to continue. Here's how to ensure you are covered.
Reduce Physician Liability in Patient-Addiction Cases
Here are six steps to protect yourself and your practice from malpractice suits stemming from a patient's prescription addiction.
Five Reasons the Future for Private Practice Is Bright
I find that physicians in private practice are passionate about what they do, and most want to stay independent.
Your Cyber-Risk Policy: What it Covers and What it Doesn't
Cyber risk isn't just a technology issue. It affects your entire business, so have a plan in place and mitigated through education and risk management.
Three Risk Management Strategies for Physicians
Tailored risk management can reduce healthcare costs. While your insurer does its best to reduce your risk, here are three ways physicians can do the same.
Healthcare Changes Present New Physician Liability Risks
Change can impact a physician’s two key risk exposures: professional liability and long-term disability. Here's how to reduce your risks.
Cyber Risk Q&A: Is Your Medical Practice Protected?
The recent Anthem record breach underscores a growing threat to all of us in the healthcare industry. But proper risk management can help you fight back.
Malpractice Insurance: What’s on the Horizon for 2015?
Malpractice insurance pricing has been stable and even declining for the past several years, but will the trend continue?
Smart Ways to 'Bargain Shop' for MedMal Insurance
Physicians have a great opportunity to bargain shop for high quality malpractice insurance. But they must remember their priorities, and above all, buy quality.
Is Your PA or NP Putting You at Risk of Malpractice?
PAs and NPs can be great assets to practices, but physicians need to take proper precautions. Here are three liability coverage must-haves.
The Current Malpractice Insurance Market: Coverage Red Flags for Docs
From inadequate cyber insurance to poor RAC audit coverage, many physicians are purchasing policies that could result in big losses down the line.
Malpractice Risks to Consider as More Practices Utilize Advanced Practitioners
As use of care teams increases, physicians need to ensure their malpractice policies fully protect them.
Five Ways Doctors Can Better Prepare for, Survive Malpractice Lawsuits
Malpractice lawsuits are never pleasant, but physicians that are proactive before, during, and even after a lawsuit will have a better outcome.
When Efforts to Boost Patient Satisfaction Hinder Great Patient Care
The increasing emphasis on patient satisfaction has some physicians walking a tightrope when it comes to discussing serious health issues.
Improving Soft Skills is Key to Reducing Malpractice Risks
Interpersonal skills are becoming increasingly important to quality assessment rankings, reimbursement, and even a physician's risk profile.
Many Physicians May Have Inadequate Disability Coverage
Rapid changes in the healthcare delivery system can leave physicians with outdated disability coverage. Here's how to determine if your coverage is adequate.
Five ACA-Related Malpractice Considerations for Physicians
With implementation of the health law now in full swing, many physicians are wondering how it will affect malpractice costs and claims.
The Underlying Factors Driving Malpractice in 2014
Many physicians are enjoying historically low pricing in the med-mal market, but within the insurance industry some caution that what goes down must come up.
Is Cyber Insurance a Good or Bad Investment?
Recent reports of cyber attacks involving patients' medical records have physicians wondering whether cyber insurance is a smart idea to protect their practices.
Think Like an Attorney When It Comes to EHR Implementation
To avoid potential lawsuits involving EHR adoption and implementation - think like a plaintiff's attorney.
EHRs Can Be Risky Business for Physicians
In the rush to meet meaningful use guidelines, physicians may have won the battle but lost the war as poor or faulty implementation of EHRs increases risk.
Medical Practice Insurance: 6 Ways to Better Manage Your Coverage
Finding ways to maintain an independent physician practice is tough. One area to target for cost savings and practice protection is insurance coverage.
The HIPAA Omnibus Rule and its Possible Impact on Malpractice
What will the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule mean in terms of malpractice and professional liability insurance issues for physicians? Here's an explanation.
Courteous Practice Staff Can Reduce Your Malpractice Risk
Patients who feel disrespected or poorly treated are more likely to sue if there is a bad outcome. Here's how to encourage a more respectful office environment.
Medical Practices a Place for Patient Concern, Not Complacency
Recent high-profile lawsuits involving bloodborne pathogen exposures highlight the risk of complacency and the need for industry responsibility.
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