November 13th 2023
Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.
October 19th 2023
How to mitigate or prevent public discipline by a medical board.
September 6th 2023
Here are six ways to better protect yourself and your practice.
September 5th 2023
Here are answers to some basic questions about malpractice insurance.
August 15th 2023
A look at some mishaps that led to big payouts.
How to prevent a lawsuit
Medical malpractice attorneys that defend physicians have seen the gamut of issues that come up when a physician faces a lawsuit. So what should a physician do when dealing with such a career crisis?
Identifying the litigious patient: Watch for these red flags
A medical liability case can be a source of anxiety within your practice and personal life.
Beware these malpractice landmines!
EHRs are increasingly leading to malpractice lawsuits. Here’s six issues to avoid.
Malpractice payout, rates increase due to social inflation
Large verdicts are becoming more common, putting pressure on insurers to raise rates.
Most read 2022: What you need to know about medical board complaints
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
Telemedicine and telehealth litigation risk rises as demand soars
One of the biggest risks is the act of practicing medicine virtually and the challenges of virtual examinations, reviewing diagnostics, communicating with the patient, loss of contextual clues, etc.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Part 3: Settlements and Verdicts
Asset Protection for physicians logically includes concerns about medical malpractice liability. We continue our look at the facts about malpractice including the real risks, numbers and defense strategies involved.
Medical Malpractice and Asset Protection Part 2: Numbers and facts
Self-employed physicians and medical practice owners face a variety of risks including medical malpractice claims. We continue our discussion of the numbers and facts behind these lawsuits.
Why every medical practice should prioritize billing and coding oversight
Miscoding and fraudulent billing can destroy a medical practice. Use these tips to get robust oversight of your medical billing and coding in place.
Best States to Practice: 5 states with the lowest malpractice premiums
Consider these states if you’re deterred by high malpractice premiums.
Best States to Practice: 5 states with the highest malpractice premiums
You may want to avoid these states if you’re deterred by high malpractice rates.
Doctor-patient communication’s role in mitigating medical malpractice claims
Medical malpractice data shows us that bad patient-provider communication correlates with medical malpractice claims.
Lessons from the Forest Park Case and the revitalization of the Travel Act
Viewed through the lens of the prosecutor and the government’s expert
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.
Technology Hot Topics: OCR updates, mobile health app resource, and vishing
Teleworking and telehealth have opened more doors for cybercriminals due to a lack of technical, administrative, and physical safeguards.
The intersection of Informed Consent, EMTALA, and the False Claims Act
Two recently unveiled cases provide a glimpse into areas physicians and providers should be evaluating for continued compliance.
Avoiding malpractice claims during the pandemic
Practicing medicine is more challenging now than ever, but malpractice claims are probably not a major risk.
Six EHR-related malpractice landmines to avoid
EHRs are increasingly leading to malpractice lawsuits. Here are six issues to avoid.
Why physicians should be wary of the Travel Act
Prosecutors have gotten aggressive in their use of the Travel Act to pursue physicians and other providers for fraud, including those paid by private insurers.
What you need to know about medical board complaints
When should you say ‘I’m sorry’
The way you apologize may have different implications, depending on how providers say it.
Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong
The leading cause of physician burnout also puts patients at risk of medical errors, the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Recent headlines highlight risks for doctors
Doctors have been in national news headlines for the wrong reasons. We examine their stories and the asset protection risks they present.
Lesser-known tail malpractice coverage options
Before securing a policy to cover work from a previous employer, physicians should examine all tail insurance options.
4 ways to reduce the risk of a suit
Now more than ever, it’s important to take proactive steps to prevent being sued.
The good doctor argues the need for malpractice tort reform.
5 guaranteed ways to get sued
These common mistakes can put you at risk of a lawsuit.
How physicians can mitigate their liability
Physicians need to understand agency, the six types of authority, and their relationship to emergency departments.
Simple steps to avoid medical malpractice suits
Five strategies to avoid a malpractice suit no matter where a physician practices medicine.
Avoiding medical malpractice
It never hurts to ask whether you can get out of a medical device class action suit.
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