' Be Nice' and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits'Be Nice' and Document to Prevent Malpractice Suits
A medical team in the state of Georgia lost a recent lawsuit and their case has takeaways for others about how to keep patients safe and protect those who care for them when things go wrong.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Missing wombs: The health scandal enslaving families in rural India
About 3 percent of Indian women have had the surgery, found a landmark survey in 2018 by the government, which is trying to improve medical standards and reduce malpractice. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Results of Harvard Study into Medicare Costs Offers Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Harvard’s study of high-cost Medicare patients offers insights into how medical laboratories can help improve early diagnosis, optimize therapies, and monitor chronic disease Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups supporting Medicare patients understand that a small portion of high-cost patients make up the majority of Medicare spending. Between extended treatment, comorbidities, and the complex nature […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Tanzania: Doctors' Disquiet Over Lawsuits
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Doctors are advocating incorporating professional indemnity insurance in policy and regulatory frameworks. This comes as a result of increasing public awareness regarding patients' rights - and, thus, avoiding possible litigation against medical malpractice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sonic Healthcare Uses Test Data to Create Shared Savings Opportunities for Clinical Laboratory and Providers
Sonic’s data-driven approach to population health management, based on helping clinicians intervene with patients to control healthcare costs, increases the lab’s revenue Sonic Healthcare USA is using clinical laboratory test data to help its client providers improve population health. This effort also has allowed the Austin, Texas-based lab company to share in the savings one […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Might Gaps in FDA Drug Oversight Be a Cause for Concern for In-Vitro Diagnostic Manufacturers and Clinical Laboratories?
As drug recalls increased over the past 12 months, questions regarding FDA oversight of drug manufacturing are triggering questions involving IVD oversight by the federal agency and potential implications for clinical laboratories Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers are following the recent recalls of popular blood pressure medications in the past six months. These issues once […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 24, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Protect Yourself From a Noncompliant Patient Malpractice Case: Protect Yourself From a Noncompliant Patient
If patients delay or fail to follow a treatment plan, a physician's diligence and documentation can help avoid a lawsuit.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

As fewer patients sue their doctor, the rate of winning malpractice suits is dropping too
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Medical malpractice suits are an uphill battle — here's why
When patients try to sue their physician, a CBC investigation shows the rate of success is very low. CBC News obtained every annual report filed by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, which provides liability coverage and legal support to physicians, dating back to 1901, and analyzed the last 40 years. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Compliance with New Federal EKRA Law Creates Uncertainties in How Clinical Laboratories Pay Commissions to Their Sales Teams
Vague language and last-minute additions to the federal SUPPORT Act of 2018 with its included EKRA provisions mean big changes to how clinical laboratories can legally compensate sales professionals for referrals Clinical laboratories may be at grave financial risk should they fail to properly comply with the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act of 2018 (EKRA) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 17, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Missouri, Illinois medical malpractice payouts total $257M in 2018
Last year, insurers representing health care facilities and physicians in Missouri and Illinois paid $257 million for medical malpractice settlements and judgments. Total malpractice payouts in the United States reached $4.03 billion in 2018, a 2.9 percent increase from 2017, according to the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report from digital lending and insurance company LeverageRx. In Missouri, the number of malpractice payouts totaled 179, leading to a cost of $52.4 million, which is down… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Kansas, Missouri medical malpractice payouts total $78.2M in 2018
Last year, insurers representing health care facilities and physicians in Kansas and Missouri paid $78.2 million for medical malpractice settlements and judgments. Total malpractice payouts in the United States reached $4.03 billion in 2018, a 2.9% increase from 2017, according to the 2019 Medical Malpractice Payout Report from digital lending and insurance company LeverageRx. In Missouri, the number of malpractice payouts totaled 179, leading to a cost of $52.44 million, which is down 4% from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Does New Opioid Law Require Clinical Laboratories to Change How They Pay Sales Employees?
Recently enacted EKRA law prohibits payment activities that were legal under the previous Anti-Kickback Statute, confusing clinical laboratories and legal experts alike There is a relatively new law on the books that impacts clinical laboratories, and lab leaders tasked with ensuring compliance with federal statutes need to fully understand it because getting it wrong could […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 1, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- Physicians with one or more paid malpractice claims are more likely to leave practice or shift into smaller practice settings, according to a study published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PAMA Price Reporting Update: Insights to Help Prepare to Meet the Requirement
Prior (2018) price reporting cycle offers lessons that can help clinical laboratory benefit administrators and personnel take an informed approach to meeting the requirements of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) With the PAMA Private Payor Price Reporting period under way, some clinical laboratories may be grappling with questions about the new […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 28, 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 News From Dark Daily Source Type: news

Antibiotic use practice and predictors of hospital outcome among patients with systemic bacterial infection: Identifying targets for antibiotic and health care resource stewardship.
Malpractice and excess use of antimicrobials have been associated with multiple costs, including the development of resistant bacteria, which has become a threat to the human health. The aim of this study, therefore, was to assess the antibiotic use practice and to identify predictors of hospital outcome to uncover targets for stewardship. Generally, this observation entails an appropriate infection management and antimicrobial use policy. Any future policy should better start by addressing cases like pneumonia, and sepsis and drugs like cephalosporins. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors repeatedly accused of malpractice often quit or start practicing alone
(Reuters Health) - The more malpractice claims a physician accrues, the greater the likelihood that doctor will switch to a smaller practice or stop practicing medicine altogether, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Claims Enter Solo Practice Doctors With Multiple Malpractice Claims Enter Solo Practice
The greater likelihood of doctors with five or more paid malpractice claims switching to solo practice presents a potential patient safety concern.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Do Doctors Hounded by Malpractice Claims Just Shift Their Practice Elsewhere?
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- A bad doctor bedeviled by malpractice claims closes up shop in the dead of night and slips away to another state, hoping to leave his soiled reputation behind. That's a common scenario many imagine. But the reality is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicare-for-All Bill Has Little Chance of Passage in Congress, Even as Universal Healthcare Debate Gains Momentum Among Democratic Presidential Hopefuls
Massive government takeover of healthcare would create single-payer healthcare system, doing away with Medicare Advantage and individual choice All clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups have a strong interest in how any reform of US healthcare at the federal level might be accomplished. In that spirit, Dark Daily is providing a quick overview of the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 27, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Medical Association Announces Project That Enhances Health Ethics
[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) has announced today a one-year project that enhances the capacity of health professionals on health care ethics, medical malpractice and medico-legal issues with 8 million birr. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analytics Help Clinical Laboratories Minimize Risk and Remain Innovative as Esoteric and Molecular Testing Markets Grow
Data-driven proof supports decision-making that optimizes efficiency and boosts bottom lines in the face of shrinking margins and increased competition Molecular and esoteric testing developers continue to make advanced assays and diagnostic technologies available to medical laboratories. However, some laboratory senior management and stakeholders may be reluctant to invest in them even though the market […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Attorney Sued for Malpractice in Adoption Scam
A Kentucky couple sues Fayetteville lawyer Vaughn-Michael Cordes over adoption of a baby that never existed. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 11, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ABR faces lawsuit for alleged antitrust violations
The American Board of Radiology (ABR) is faced with charges for allegedly violating...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mont. hospital pays $10M to settle radiology lawsuit Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Allstate sues NY imaging centers over charges Patient denied MRI sues Ore. hospital for $7M Radiology antitrust trial begins in Kan. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When Useful Prescriptions Can Become Dangerous Malpractice Case: When Useful Prescriptions Can Become Dangerous
Physicians can develop a false sense of security when a prescription successfully treats symptoms. But reliance for too long can create other problems, including liability.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Scientific Paper on Private Equity Ownership in Dermatology is Removed from Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal ’s Website After Dermatologists Complain
The paper’s authors stand by their research and claim “requested corrections” were to protect reputations and not correct inaccuracies Private equity companies have invested in and acquired clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups for the past 25 years. It’s not unusual to find private equity firms buying other medical specialty practices as well. But questioning […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 27, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Kenya: Revealed - The Big Malpractice Trouble in Hospitals
[Nation] Early this year, a family made headlines after being awarded Sh46.5 million in a medical negligence lawsuit against The Nairobi Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Pennsylvania Committee Is Proposing Changes That Benefit Five Of Its Members' Law Firms
A Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee is proposing a new rule that will help medical malpractice lawyers, but a look at the makeup of the committee shows five lawyers, including its chair, who work at firms that file medical malpractice cases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble Malpractice Case: When a Payer's Denials Cause Trouble
Accepting a payer's denial without taking further action could put the physician in danger of a malpractice suit.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Many Hospital Laboratories Must Report PAMA Private Payer Clinical Lab Test Price Data as ‘Applicable Labs’ in 2019, But Lack Systems and Expertise for This Task
Medicare officials are including most hospital laboratories in this PAMA data reporting cycle, but hospitals face $10,000/day federal penalties for not filing, filing late, or filing incomplete or inaccurate data Clinical laboratories operated by hospitals and health systems could prove to be a game changer for the lab industry in this upcoming PAMA private payer […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 13, 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 Webinars Source Type: news

Implementing a New EHR at the Veterans Administration Is Taking Longer and Costing More than Earlier Estimates
With a now-estimated price tag of $16.1 billion, federal regulators and government representatives question the VA’s replacement for their VistA medical records system Originally estimated to cost $10 billion, a contract to replace the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record (EHR) system will now cost $16.1 billion, according to new estimates, and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Legislators seek ER regulations following Somerville woman's death outside hospital
Legislative leaders are hoping to establish regulations for Massachusetts emergency departments and lift the cap on hospital malpractice lawsuits after a Somerville woman died from an asthma attack at the door of a locked Somerville hospital emergency room. Laura Levis died in 2016, having succumbed to an asthma attack just feet away from help and after calling 9-1-1 at the steps of Somerville Hospital’s front door. Levis’s husband and Boston Globe journalist Peter DeMarco wrote about the safety… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Facial trauma malpractice lawsuits favor physicians, Rutgers study finds
(Rutgers University) Southern courts favor physicians in malpractice lawsuits over facial trauma treatment, while courts in the Midwest favor patients, according to a Rutgers study. The study, which was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is the first to explore facial trauma litigation. It also found that outcomes in facial trauma lawsuits generally favor physicians, with nearly three-fourths of cases being dismissed before trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Her New Workout Routine Helped Spot a Rare Heart Defect
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As a medical malpractice lawyer, Diana Mauro is no stranger to stress. Her job in the New York area consists of long hours and challenging cases. Some days, she would stay at the office until... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurance provider to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurer to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Medical malpractice insurer to liquidate
A medical malpractice insurer is set to liquidate after being put into receivership last month. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Senate Responds As Pennsylvania Supreme Court Could Annul A 2002 Law, To Trial Lawyers' Benefit
The Pennsylvania Senate will study whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers raises health care costs in the areas they target - a move that comes as the state Supreme Court considers allowing those lawyers to file cases in the courts of their choosing. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Trial lawyers, docs clash over proposed Pa. med mal rule change
A proposed rule change is sparking debate around medical malpractice lawsuits, pitting doctors and health systems against personal injury trial lawyers and the state Supreme Court. Since 2002, attorneys have been required to file medical malpractice lawsuits in the same county where the alleged malpractice occurred. The proposal recommended by the state Supreme Court’s civil procedural rules committee would allow attorneys to file suit in other counties that have ties to the incident, such as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brett Sholtis Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: One Way to Defend a Missed Diagnosis Malpractice Case: One Way to Defend a Missed Diagnosis
A'causation defense'can protect against a ruling of medical negligence, but only under certain circumstances.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Report: ER doctors get subpoenas for ordering wrong scans
Doctors in the emergency room (ER) at Rhode Island Hospital have been served...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops Taking care of logistics can reduce errors in emergency radiologyComments: 2/1/2019 4:28:43 AMagentmichaelscarn yeah. ok.  this is not going to solve any problem.  im sure most of the errors were made by some low level stiff clicking the wrong box.  2/1/2019 5:02:43 AMIR...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New CMS Final Rule Makes Clinical Laboratory Test/Procedure Pricing Listed on Hospital Chargemasters Available to Public
Experts are skeptical of the value of public price lists based on hospital chargemasters due to complexity and poor reflection of actual costs In another big step toward helping consumers view prices of medical procedures when selecting providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) passed the IPPS/LTCH PPS final rule, which requires hospitals […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 30, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Criminal Sex Abuse or Medical Malpractice?; More Criminal Sex Abuse or Medical Malpractice?; More
Infamous sports doctor says'treatments'were medically justified; missed filing-fee deadline triggers a lawsuit; anesthesiologist not off the hook yet, high court decides.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Doctors Make Mistakes. A New Documentary Explores What Happens When They Do —and How to Fix It
People accept it as fact: that to err is human. Every misstep is an opportunity to learn and improve. But when the mistakes are made by doctors, lives can be compromised, or even lost. Among malpractice claims, about 30% are due to diagnostic errors, according to a report by Coverys, a malpractice services provider. In the U.S. in 2017, surgeons either operated on the wrong patient, the wrong site or performed the wrong procedure 95 times, according to the Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies many healthcare systems in the country. To Err is Human, a new documentary from 3759 Films and Tall Tale Productions that...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Health Care Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes 23andMe to Report Results of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmacogenetics Test to Customers without a Prescription, Bypassing Doctors and Clinical Laboratories
FDA cautions patients to not use data gained from the DTC test to make healthcare decisions on their own Clinical laboratories continue to be impacted by the growing direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing market, as more walk-in lab customers order at-home tests. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized a DTC test company to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACR American College of Ra Source Type: news

New Malpractice Risks in Your EHR New Malpractice Risks in Your EHR
Working with an EHR can be difficult, but even worse, there are ways that your data input could work against you if a possible malpractice lawsuit arises.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Balance Billing Under Increased Scrutiny at Both State and Federal Levels; Clinical Laboratory Tests Top List of Surprise Bills Received by Patients
Experts blame insurance regulators for not ensuring the adequacy of healthcare networks that include hospital-based physicians, such as pathologists and radiologists According to a recent study, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists, radiologists, and anesthesiologists top the list of providers who bill patients for the difference between what they charge for their services and a hospital’s contracted […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 21, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations ACR American College of Ra Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: The Danger of Not Referring to a Specialist Malpractice Case: The Danger of Not Referring to a Specialist
Although primary care physicians are handling more of their patients'ailments, they should always seek specialty guidance when needed.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Double-Digit Increase in Medicare Advantage Plan Growth May Be Good News for Seniors but Bad News for Local Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups in 2019
Popularity of Medicare Advantage Plans fuels influx of new companies into the marketplace with anticipated enrollment of more than 22.6 million beneficiaries, or more than one-third of Medicare-eligible consumers Continuing enrollment growth in Medicare Advantage plans is expected in 2019 and beyond. The projections are for double-digit percentage increases in Medicare Advantage enrollees. This is […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Mont. hospital pays $10M to settle radiology lawsuit
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Montana paid $10 million in November...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Allstate sues NY imaging centers over charges Pa. hospital faces suit for dirty ultrasound probes Patient denied MRI sues Ore. hospital for $7M State court lets Kwiatkowski case move ahead (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news