Ohio Healthcare Network Serving Amish and Anabaptist Communities Could Provide Blueprint for Hospital Price Transparency
This rural health system has nearly a decade of experience offering cash-only package pricing for medical services including, most recently, inpatient stays While healthcare networks and hospital organizations nationwide argued over pricing transparency, Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio, embraced the concept. The not-for-profit hospital developed packages of care that include “one all-inclusive price for tests, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 10, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations American Enterprise Institute Amish Culture anatomic pathology Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: You're at Risk When Your Patient Fails to See the Specialist Malpractice Case: You're at Risk When Your Patient Fails to See the Specialist
Just because a physician makes a referral doesn't mean that a patient will visit that specialist. To protect themselves, doctors should be sure to document the request.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Stent Cases and the Criminalization of Medical Judgment Stent Cases and the Criminalization of Medical Judgment
In this editorial, the author questions the validity of judging stent-related malpractice cases by the"70/30 Rule." What's the rationale behind it, and is there empirical evidence to back it up?Circulation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Amazon Care Pilot Program Offers Virtual Primary Care to Seattle Employees; Features Both Telehealth and In-home Care Services That Include Clinical Laboratory Testing
Experts say Amazon could be planning a roll-out of healthcare services to its Prime members and others Clinical laboratory leaders will want to note that the Telehealth and home healthcare industries have expanded with the launch of Amazon Care, a virtual medical clinic and home care services program from global retailer Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Amazon […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 31, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Amazon Amazon Care Amazon health ins Source Type: news

Half of Family Physicians Report Being Sued for Malpractice Half of Family Physicians Report Being Sued for Malpractice
More than a third of the cases were settled before trial, a Medscape survey found. In cases that did go to court, a judge ruled for the defense 10% of the time and for the plaintiff 2% of the time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hospital Associations and Healthcare Groups Battle HHS Efforts to Expand Pricing Transparency Rules to Include Negotiated Rates with Payers
In a federal lawsuit, seven healthcare organizations and hospitals systems allege HHS exceeded its statutory authority and clinical laboratories will want to watch how this court case unfolds There is quite a brouhaha over the final new federal rule requiring hospitals to allow patients and the public to see the prices they charge for services—including […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 29, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology AAMC AHA American Hospital Association anatomic pathology Association of American Medical Colleges Bothw Source Type: news

Most Neurologists Sued at Least Once for Malpractice Most Neurologists Sued at Least Once for Malpractice
Nearly two thirds of neurologists/neurosurgeons have been named in at least one malpractice suit, findings from the newly released Medscape Neurologist Malpractice Report 2019 show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Nearly Two-thirds of Cardiologists Report Being Sued Nearly Two-thirds of Cardiologists Report Being Sued
Complications from treatment/surgery and wrongful death were most often cited as the reason for legal action against cardiologists responding to Medscape's malpractice survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Large Percentage of Psychiatrists Sued for Malpractice Large Percentage of Psychiatrists Sued for Malpractice
About 40% of US psychiatrists have been sued for malpractice at least once, findings from the newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Malpractice Report show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

When It Comes to Some Medical Treatment, Researchers Find Less Is More
Beyond its effects on the body, medical care can be a balm for the mind. Extensive treatment can feel like a promise that doctors have done everything possible. But that perceived security can come at a high price. As health costs soar, patients are emptying their pockets for care that may not make them healthier, research suggests. Last year, a 5,000-person trial showed that for patients with chronic but stable heart disease, surgical procedures such as stenting and bypass did not reduce the risk of heart attack or death more than lifestyle interventions and medication. Even patients with extensive damage did not, on aver...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Surgery Source Type: news

West Virginia High Court: Malpractice Claims Fail In Drinking Water Class Action
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Dec. 20 affirmed a lower court and ruled that a man did not have a legal malpractice case against attorneys he says failed to properly represent him by ensuring that he had opted out of a class action settlement pertaining to groundwater contamination claims (Richard Gravely v. Anthony J. Majestro, et al., No. 19-30, W. Va. Sup., 2019 W.Va. LEXIS 661). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Emerging Toxic Torts Legal News - January 7, 2020 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Who Monitors Medication -- The Specialist or the PCP? Malpractice Case: Who Monitors Medication -- The Specialist or the PCP?
When it comes to a patient's medication, specialists and primary care physicians need to agree on who monitors the effects of the prescription.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

A Reporter ’s Dive Into the Legal Deep of Psychotherapy
The therapist-patient relationship seemed like a place for re-examination in the age of #MeToo. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ginia Bellafante Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Malpractice Ablow, Keith Manhattan (NYC) Source Type: news

Harvard Researchers Study Whether Joint Commission Accrediting Results in Better Outcomes for Patients and Whether Accredited Hospitals Produce Better Outcomes than State-Reviewed Hospitals
In response to Harvard’s conclusions, the Joint Commission claimed the study contained “factual errors” and “multiple methodological flaws” in strong rebuttals to findings Today’s emphasis on value-based healthcare rewards hospitals, physicians, clinical laboratories, and other healthcare service providers for improved patient outcomes. But does hospital accreditation play a role in those improved outcomes? A study […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Source Type: news

California is still stuck in the past on medical malpractice payouts
There will likely be a fiercely fought ballot initiative next November to bring California's malpractice payouts into the 21st century. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: National Practitioner Data Bank Attestation of Reports by Hospitals, Medical Malpractice Payers, Health Plans, Health Centers, and Other Eligible Entities
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comments and burden estimates on the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Attestation of Reports by Hospitals, Medical Malpractice Payers, Health Plans, Health Centers, and Other Eligible Entities. The attestation process requires healthcare entities to affirm that they understand their responsibility and have submitted all required reports to stay in compliance with NPDB protocols. Comments are due by February 18, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care Malpractice Case: Dangers When Taking Over a Patient's Care
Accepting a transfer patient means accepting the issues and medication that come with that patient. Failure to understand that can result in a lawsuit if something goes wrong.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Nebula Genomics Offers Anonymous Sequencing to Increase Privacy and Transparency in Genetic Testing
By offering a way for customers to have their DNA sequenced without any fear of being identified, Nebula Genomics hopes to revive interest in personal genetics Nebula Genomics is introducing a new model for genetic sequencing that emphasizes privacy and consumer ownership of data. It does this by allowing customers to anonymously submit their DNA […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice
Misinterpreting CT scans is the leading cause of patient injury malpractice...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.? Misdiagnosis after CT scan spurs $1.5M malpractice verdict Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

As Accreditation Inspections of Clinical Laboratories Become Tougher, Innovative Labs Use Internal Audits and Continuous Quality Improvements to Help Prevent Deficiencies
Savvy medical laboratory managers conduct internal audits of processes involved in deficiency citations so they can uncover how deficiencies occur and help eliminate recurrences One trend that places clinical laboratories at risk involves increased regulation of lab processes, along with more thorough accreditation inspections. Compared to past years, both developments mean more ways for lab […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 4, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing A2LA American Association for Laboratory Accreditation anatomic pathology assessors CAP centers for m Source Type: news

Doctors Worry About the Rise in Med-Mal Payouts; More Doctors Worry About the Rise in Med-Mal Payouts; More
With medical malpractice payouts up, some worry liability rates will rise too; a cardiologist in Michigan is not out of hot water yet; a large award against a doctor and medical group is upheld.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ontario physicians do not need consent to withhold CPR that they feel will not benefit patients
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) In August, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a malpractice lawsuit filed against two physicians who refused to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an 88-year-old man with multiple comorbidities and multiorgan failure. This ruling may have important implications for physicians in Ontario and elsewhere, according to a commentary published in this week's CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Almost 2/3 of Physicians Have Been Named in a Malpractice Suit: Survey Almost 2/3 of Physicians Have Been Named in a Malpractice Suit: Survey
More than half of those sued said they were shocked they were named, and 14% said they were not surprised. Only 3% said the case went to trial and that a judged ruled against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Almost Two Thirds of Physicians Have Been Sued for Malpractice Almost Two Thirds of Physicians Have Been Sued for Malpractice
More than half of those sued said they were shocked they were named, and 14% said they were not surprised. Only 3% said the case went to trial and that a judged ruled against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Preparing Clinical Laboratories for Invasive Federal Enforcement of Fraud and Abuse Laws, Increased Scrutiny by Private Payers, New Education Audits, and More
Medical laboratory leaders need to take opportunities to stay abreast of government and payer activity, particularly as payer audits become tougher, say legal experts Even compliant clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are reporting tougher audits and closer scrutiny of the medical lab test claims they submit for payment. This is an unwelcome development at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 13, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Anti-kickback Statute ce Source Type: news

Virginia Doctor Performed Hysterectomies Without Consent, Prosecutors Say
Javaid Perwaiz, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was arrested and charged with health care fraud. In one instance, he was accused of tying one patient ’s fallopian tubes without her knowledge, according to court documents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Johnny Diaz Tags: Hysterectomies Malpractice Pregnancy and Childbirth Virginia Javaid Perwaiz Frauds and Swindling Source Type: news

17 Former Employees Accuse Orig3n of Clinical Laboratory Test Inaccuracies, Contamination, and Fabricated Test Results
This is not the first time genetic-testing company Orig3n has been scrutinized by state and federal investigators over its business practices It’s not often that multiple employees of a clinical laboratory company go public with criticism about the quality of their lab company’s tests. But that is what is happening at Orig3n. Problems at the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Bloomberg clinica Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: You're Liable, Even if Your EHR Malfunctions Malpractice Case: You're Liable, Even if Your EHR Malfunctions
Even after docs click their way through EHR menus, they should check to make sure the information is accurate.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Pathologist, Neurosurgeon, and Critical Care Specialist Face Criminal Charges in the Deaths of Dozens of Patients
Could local and federal prosecutors ask clinical laboratories to disclose information on their client physicians’ test-ordering activities when investigating medical errors? Are physicians facing greater risk of criminal indictments when one of their patients dies, and investigators find that physician impairment or inappropriate medical treatments contributed to the patient’s death? Could clinical laboratories be drawn […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 1, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Bruce Westerman R-Ark. clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelli Source Type: news

An H.I.V. Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan ’s Health Care System
After the reuse of syringes infected hundreds of children in a small city, health workers say the entire system needs to be revamped. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Abi-Habib and Salman Masood Tags: Pakistan Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Epidemics Hygiene and Cleanliness Malpractice Politics and Government Children and Childhood Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Hospitals Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Health-care system causing rampant burnout among doctors, nurses
As many as half of all clinicians suffer from burnout symptoms, creating risks to patients, malpractice claims and absenteeism, a national study finds. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Wearables and Malpractice Risk: When to Worry Wearables and Malpractice Risk: When to Worry
Device-generated health data is a double-edged sword, providing valuable information but also creating potential liability for physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Doctors Have a Right to Remain Mum, Judge Says Doctors Have a Right to Remain Mum, Judge Says
Will malpractice premiums rise in this state?; investigation of doctor's misconduct falls into'black hole'; bill that would allow military physicians to be sued has stalled; more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Why lessons learnt are lost - Haris M, Cheema AR, Subasinghe C.
The purpose of this paper is to reduce the gap in understanding the complexity of barriers, their modifiers and how these barriers and their modifiers result in malpractices and missed good practices in post-earthquake reconstruction contexts. This paper p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Federal Advisory Committee Seeks Public Comments on Revising CLIA Regulations, says Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual Lab Quality Confab in Atlanta
At The Dark Report’s annual Lab Quality Confab for clinical laboratory administrators, managers, and quality team members, experts outline how disruption in healthcare requires labs to improve processes and cut costs ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2019—Clinical laboratory professionals have a chance to advise the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how the federal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Abbott anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease control Source Type: news

University of Edinburgh Study Finds Antimicrobial Bacteria in Hospital Wastewater in Research That Has Implications for Microbiologists
The highly infectious bacteria can survive treatment at local sewage plants and enter the food chain of surrounding populations, the study revealed Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (UE) in Scotland found large amounts of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) genes in hospital wastewater. These findings will be of interest to microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers, as the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Acinetobacter Acinetobacter johnsonii AMR Challenge anatomic Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Risks When You and Your PA Treat Differently Malpractice Case: Risks When You and Your PA Treat Differently
Varying approaches to patient care can cause conflict--and possible litigation.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How to protect your practice from missed follow-ups
How can you protect your practice against a medical malpractice lawsuit from...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How to keep your radiology practice independent How to get feedback on your MIPS performance First look at new Medicare rules for 2020 Radiology payments to edge down in 2020 MPFS CMS releases new resource on the MIPS Cost category (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patient navigation boosts women's screening compliance
Incorporating patient navigation services -- such as language translation,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile mammography boosts underserved women's access Patient navigators help black women with mammograms Patient navigation for cancer screening: A mixed bag NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk NCBC signs deal to train health navigators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Leaders Agree: Showing Value Is More Important than Ever as Healthcare Transitions Away from Fee-for Service Reimbursement
How medical laboratories can show value through process improvement methods and analytics will be among many key topics presented at the upcoming Lab Quality Confab conference Quality management is the clinical laboratory’s best strategy for surviving and thriving in this era of shrinking lab budgets, PAMA price cuts, and value-based payment. In fact, the actions […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Care Coordination Requires Action, Not Just Words Malpractice Case: Care Coordination Requires Action, Not Just Words
Primary care physicians must sometimes take extra steps to coordinate patient care. Failure to do so could result in trouble.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HHS Announces Culpability Limits for HIPAA Violations, Drops Annual Fines Owed by Providers
Clinical laboratories need to understand how their patients’ protected health information is being used and secured by vendors to avert data breaches and HHS penalties Most readers of The Dark Report, the sister publication to the Dark Daily, are aware that more than 24-million clinical laboratory patients had their protected health information (PHI) stolen during […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology civil money penalty clinical laboratory CMP cybersecurity Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Senior Citizens on Medicare Are Particularly Vulnerable to New Scams Involving Fraudulent Genetic Test Orders
Medical fraudsters are targeting Medicare recipients with schemes to persuade them to agree to genetic tests advertised as informing them if they are predisposed to specific chronic diseases or cancer Medicare scams involving orders for unnecessary, expensive testing are not new. However, clinical laboratory managers and anatomic pathologists need to be aware—particularly those working in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Anti-kickback Act clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intel Source Type: news

EHR-Related Malpractice Suits Are on the Rise, but Low Overall EHR-Related Malpractice Suits Are on the Rise, but Low Overall
A new analysis of malpractice claims shows increase in EHR issues from 2010 to 2018, although the percentage of all claims still remains low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Potentially Fatal Fungus Invades Hospitals and Public Is Not Informed
Clinical laboratories and microbiologists will want to be on the alert for this deadly infectious agent that has killed patients through blood infections Healthcare continues to struggle with the issue of how much to disclose to the public when new and deadly infectious agents are identified in a limited number of patients. Timely disclosure of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 26, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Arthur Caplan PhD c. auris Candida auris CDC Centers for Disease Prevention and Control clinical laboratory Dark Daily da Source Type: news

Browning and Browning Bring Liability Background to WLJ (Movers & Shakers)
Michelle Browning and Jason Browning have joined the medical malpractice defense group at Wright Lindsey Jennings in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 26, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Watch Out for Drug Interactions and Overuse Malpractice Case: Watch Out for Drug Interactions and Overuse
Physicians are attuned to signs of drug abuse, but simple overuse and multiple-drug interactions should also be a concern.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Legislative malpractice in drug-testing welfare policies: a cross-sectional analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health data - Joseph R.
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study took two theoretical persectives - legislative malpractice and evidence-based practice - to investigated whether recipients of federal welfare programs are more likely to use illicit drugs than their peers who do not par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Federal Investigations into Alleged Kickback Schemes between Hospitals and Physicians Increase in Number and Scope
Hospitals and other organizations are finding ways to pay physicians for referrals in ways that don’t always look like kickbacks Hospitals nationwide are being scrutinized by the federal Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for allegedly violating federal anti-kickback statutes. This will be of interest to clinical pathology laboratories that have been under a similar […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Source Type: news

Soldier with cancer fights to change law shielding military from malpractice suits
Army Sgt. Richard Stayskal alleges that military doctors knew about a tumor growing in his lung -- but said nothing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news