December 30th 2022
You protect yourself against medical malpractice, but are you protected against medical board complaints?
July 26th 2021
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.
July 13th 2021
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.
June 22nd 2021
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.
May 24th 2021
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.
Protecting your good name and reputation
Physicians have a responsibility to uphold ethical standards and ensure the people they associate with do, too. Otherwise, they risk their reputation being tarnished by association-or worse.
How good patient satisfaction can reduce malpractice risk
In order to avoid a suit by an unhappy patient, find ways to know which patients are most likely to sue and how to turn things around.
Do's and Don'ts with the EHR and Malpractice
From documenting care in real time to being as specific as possible, there are steps you can take to minimize malpractice risk.
Nurses Most Ethical Profession, Americans Say
Healthcare providers, nurses specifically, were ranked by Americans as the most trustworthy profession. Congressmen were ranked the least.
Keeping Medical Practice Overhead Down
In light of rising costs to do business, physicians are looking for ways to cut costs while sustaining quality patient care.
Best and Worst of the Best States to Practice
An infographic looking at which states ranked in the top five and bottom five for each of the major "Best States to Practice" categories.
Physician Asset Protection in an Uncertain Economy
The economy is an uncertain state. Physicians would be wise to take proactive measures to protect their assets in case of another recession.
A Few Retirement Exit Strategies for Physicians
Here are five practical tips for physicians that are planning on retiring in the next few years and don’t want to be ill-prepared.
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