5 ways to avoid the risky medical system
(Natural News) Even though society has come to put all its trust in doctors, the medical profession won’t always be there to save you, even in an acute emergency situation. Medical error and malpractice haunt the profession. To make matters worse, most medical professionals are not trained on how to prevent chronic disease. Relying on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Here's Where Procedure Errors Often Occur Malpractice Case: Here's Where Procedure Errors Often Occur
Physicians rely on their staff to complete all necessary paperwork, but patients often hold doctors responsible for completing this task.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Controversy Surrounding Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Paige.AI Highlights Risks of Data Sharing and Monetization in Anatomic Pathology
Patient privacy, ethics of monetizing not-for-profit data, and questions surrounding industry conflicts appear after the public announcement of an arrangement to grant exclusive access to academic pathology slides and samples Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups already serve as gatekeepers for a range of medical data used in patient treatments. Glass slides, paraffin-embedded tissue specimens, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laborato Source Type: news

Father sues Legacy Health for $21.5M on behalf of brain-damaged daughter
A father has filed a $21.5 million malpractice lawsuit on behalf of his daughter, alleging she suffered brain damage as a newborn because Legacy Health delayed diagnosing and treating her respiratory failure. Justin Barnett filed says in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court that his daughter was born premarturely at Legacy Emanuel Hospital on Oct. 14, 2013. The baby’s mother tested positive for Group B Streptococcus, placing the baby at risk of infection. She was hospitalized in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Understanding the value of RVUs in radiology
What exactly are relative value units (RVUs), and how do they affect payment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: A review of ACR comments on MPFS proposed rule for 2019 How Medicare fee schedule changes will affect radiology How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments First steps toward APM participation for radiologistsComments: 10/30/2018 3:27:40 AMDr.Sardonicus (oh how I despise RVU's) Quote from The initial focus was to determine a relative value, ultimately called a relative value unit, of the service-specific work component to...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Father sues Legacy Health for $21.5M on behalf of brain-damaged daughter
A father has filed a $21.5 million malpractice lawsuit on behalf of his daughter, alleging she suffered brain damage as a newborn because Legacy Health delayed diagnosing and treating her respiratory failure. Justin Barnett filed says in a complaint filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court that his daughter was born premarturely at Legacy Emanuel Hospital on Oct. 14, 2013. The baby’s mother tested positive for Group B Streptococcus, placing the baby at risk of infection. She was hospitalized in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Copay Accumulators Is a New Tactic in Struggle Between Payers and Pharma at Patients ’ Expense
Though patients get a big discount when paying for drugs, copay accumulators prohibit discounts from applying to plan deductibles, extending time it takes for enrollees to reach full plan coverage There’s a new insurance/payer industry tactic in town and Dark Daily thinks clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups should know about it. It’s called a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 24, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHIP America’s Health Insurance Plans anatomic pathology Cathryn Donaldson clinical lab Source Type: news

An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors
Malpractice lawsuits don't just happen randomly. Here are the major reasons patients reach out to attorneys to seek a legal resolution.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: The One Key Factor Missing From Follow-up Malpractice Case: The One Key Factor Missing From Follow-up
An abnormal test result sets in motion a number of follow-up actions, but there is one crucial element that must be constant.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: One Common Danger When Making Referrals Malpractice Case: One Common Danger When Making Referrals
Primary care physicians, their screening specialists, and other clinicians should know what to expect from each other and why the medical record should be kept free of confusion.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Albany health system CEO to discuss health care, economy with Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett will discuss health care and the economy on Wednesday with Dr. James Reed, the president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners. The 30-minute conversation, taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, will be live-streamed at this link at noon. Reed is the chairman of the board of MLMIC Insurance Co., the state's largest medical malpractice insurer. National Indemnity Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, earlier this month comple ted the $2.5 billion acquisition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

Albany health system CEO to discuss health care, economy with Warren Buffett
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett will discuss health care and the economy on Wednesday with Dr. James Reed, the president and CEO of St. Peter's Health Partners. The 30-minute conversation, taking place in Omaha, Nebraska, will be live-streamed at this link at noon. Reed is the chairman of the board of MLMIC Insurance Co., the state's largest medical malpractice insurer. National Indemnity Co., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, earlier this month comple ted the $2.5 billion acquisition of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Young Source Type: news

The Problems with Ancestry DNA Analyses
Diagnostic medical laboratories may sequence DNA genetic tests correctly, but there are issues with how companies analyze the information In 2017, some 12 million people paid to spit in a tube and have their genetic data analyzed, according to Technology Review. Many companies offer this type of DNA testing, and each of them works with […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 12, 2018 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 Laboratory Testing Management & Operat Source Type: news

Why Doctor Malpractice Premiums Stopped Rising
Physician medical malpractice insurance premiums continue to be flat after more than a decade with little to no rate increases, new reports show. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:BRK.B NYSE:CNA Source Type: news

Researchers Easily Reidentify Deidentified Patient Records with 95% Accuracy; Privacy Protection of Patient Test Records a Concern for Clinical Laboratories
Protecting patient privacy is of critical importance, and yet researchers reidentified data using only a few additional data points, casting doubt on the effectiveness of existing federally required data security methods and sharing protocols Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know the data generated by their diagnostics and testing services constitute most of a patient’s personal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Benjamin Ru Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: One Common Danger When Making Referrals Malpractice Case: One Common Danger When Making Referrals
The responsibility of making a referral depends on a number of variables. But at the very least, the medical record on the issue should avoid ambiguity.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Airway, Breathing or Consequences: Medical-Legal Consequences of Airway Mismanagement
In the first part of this two-part article, we reviewed the tools and technology available to help ensure proper endotracheal tube placement through the detection and evaluation of end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2). The key takeaway from part one is that we need to understand, use and trust the equipment available and the information we are given. Each time; every time; all the time. When we lose track of that key principle, bad things happen. As healthcare professionals, whether we work outside of hospitals, inside hospitals or between hospitals, our experience often leads us beyond direct patient care. For some, that mean...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

Medical malpractice kills 500 times more Americans than accidental gun deaths... we need DOCTOR control
(Natural News) We’ve all heard the statistics about accidental gun deaths in the U.S. Many of them are overblown, of course, but even one death is too many. However, when these statistics are put in perspective by comparing them to other types of accidental death, it’s even more tragic; medical malpractice kills 500 times more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NYT deliberately buries critical facts in its reporting on Kavanaugh, proving yet again the NYT is the propaganda arm of the DNC
(Natural News) The examples of journalistic malpractice and political deference to the far-Left Democratic Party by The New York Times continue to mount, as the paper’s coverage of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh proves. The Times was an early arrival to the story, publishing every breathless claim made against the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More False Cancer Diagnosis Leads to Malpractice Suit; More
Patient and his family suffer a'week of hell'; Fessing up can lower malpractice risks, study says; Is this new law a help or a hindrance?; Sovereign immunity can be extended, panel rules.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Innovative Clinical Laboratories of Hospitals and Health Systems Now Working to Standardize and Rationalize Lab Tests and Lab Services
It’s the next wave in the long-running trend of hospital laboratory consolidation, as the need to trim costs and support thriving medical laboratory outreach programs continues There’s an important new development in the hospital/health system sector of the clinical laboratory industry that continues the longstanding trend of consolidating multi-site lab operations. It is to rationalize […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 24, 2018 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 Laboratory Testing Management & Operat Source Type: news

CMS Finalizes Rule Rebranding ‘Meaningful Use’ Program to ‘Promoting Interoperability’
Ongoing federal regulatory push for EHR interoperability requires medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to have strategies for ensuring seamless interfaces with providers and hospitals What difference does a name make? Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups soon may know the answer to that question following the renaming of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operat Source Type: news

Patients Who Post Negative Comments about Healthcare Experiences on Social Media Review Sites Are Being Sued by Physicians and Hospitals; Clinical Laboratories Might Be Similarly Vulnerable to Being Drawn into Lawsuits
Defamation, libel, harassment, and causing emotional distress are some of the charges patients who launched online negative review campaigns are defending themselves against in court Healthcare systems, surgeons, family practitioners, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists—none are immune to receiving negative online reviews from patients who believe they’ve been damaged by their caregivers. And these reviews can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Albert Carlotti MD anatomic pathology Arizona Medical Board Bahman Guyuron MD ce Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Are You Sure the Patient Received the Test Results? Malpractice Case: Are You Sure the Patient Received the Test Results?
This case shows why it is crucial for physicians to have a fail-safe plan to contact patients to discuss any test results.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical Liability Reform Anniversary: More Doctors to Care for Texas Patients
In the 15 years this month since Texas passed landmark medical liability reform, the state ’s patients have enjoyed greater access to physicians’ care, as more doctors practice medicine throughout the state. House Bill 4, the Medical Malpractice and Tort Reform Act, and passage of Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment, lessened the likelihood of frivolous lawsuits against phy sicians and hospitals. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulatory and Litigation Risks of Elopement
Elopements place nursing homes and assisted living facilities at great risk. When a resident exits the building undetected and the individual is unsafe to be out of the facility environment without supervision, it is very dangerous for the resident. The resident is alone in an uncontrolled environment and he or she lacks the skills and/or mental capacity for self-protection. Elopements have resulted in resident deaths, significant injuries and exposure to extreme heat and cold. Facilities can be the subject of negative national new stories related to resident elopements, be the subject of malpractice lawsuits and receive s...
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Janet K. Feldkamp RN Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Farewell to the Guardian's science blog network
After eight brilliant years, the Guardian ’s science blog network comes to a close todayEight years ago, something special happened at the Guardian ’s science desk. A group of carefully chosen scientists and science writers were given the keys to the website, and told that they could write about whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. The idea was to expand and enrich the newspaper’s science coverage by getting people with a keen unders tanding of state-of-the-art research, and a flare for engaging writing, to talk about the things that really made them tick. No editorial control, save for when they w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pete Etchells Tags: Science Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 70: Listen to your heart
If making bad puns was considered a form of medical malpractice, Ryan would...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 69: When the Hippocratic oath doesn't count #MyRadGirlfriend No. 68: The last straw #MyRadGirlfriend No. 67: How not to flirt at a singles bar #MyRadGirlfriend No. 66: When you need some downtime #MyRadGirlfriend No. 65: TV show realism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Does Patient Care Suffer When Physicians Can't Be Sued?; More Does Patient Care Suffer When Physicians Can't Be Sued?; More
Does care suffer when physicians can't be held liable?; Sued more often, orthopedic surgeons fare better in court; Botched scoliosis surgery leads to record award; Jury absolves ob/gyn of malpractice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Appeals center on relevance of consent, known risks and complications presented at trial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could affect what evidence physicians may present in defense during medical malpractice suits, according to an article published in the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim?
Medical malpractice claims that allege radiological errors are common: In fact,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA: 4 ways to avoid lawsuits in radiology Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops Tackling medicolegal concerns in PACS: Part 2 Breast imaging at highest risk for medicolegal claims No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Latest Push by CMS for Increased Price Transparency Highlights Opportunities and Risks for Clinical Laboratories, Pathology Groups
As federal regulatory agencies continue to push transparency, hospitals, medical labs, anatomic pathology groups, and other healthcare providers must develop strategies for remaining competitive and maintaining patient volume More price transparency continues to be a goal of Medicare officials. Some clinical laboratory managers and pathologists may be unaware of a proposed rule issued by the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 8, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services c Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble Malpractice Case: Don't Let Your Words Get You Into Trouble
If a physician, without realizing it, says different things at different times, those statements could be used against him or her if there is a trial.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Online Negative Reviews Can Threaten Clinical Laboratories Not Prepared to Address Feedback or Manage Their Internet Presence
As consumers increasingly choose physicians and service providers based on other people’s feedback on review websites, Internet-based customer service programs are becoming critical business tools for clinical laboratories and pathology groups Clinical laboratory managers are becoming increasingly aware that negative reviews on anonymous online review sites, such as Yelp and others, can negatively impact revenues. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 3, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHCJ anatomic pathology Andrea Ducas Association of Health Ca Source Type: news

Ghana:Veep Tasks Healthcare Practitioners to Do Away With Errors
[Ghanaian Times] Senchi -The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has charged healthcare practitioners to be professional and do away with errors and malpractices in their line of work to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Advice on Avoiding a Malpractice Lawsuit Advice on Avoiding a Malpractice Lawsuit
This brief article presents proactive strategies to reduce diagnostic errors and communication lapses that could result in a malpractice suit.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 -- Assessing and improving patient satisfaction can help physicians avoid being sued for malpractice, according to an article published in Physicians Practice. Avoiding malpractice suits is important for physicians across... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Are You a Good Doctor?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, fear of malpractice suits up defensive medicine? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 24, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A Fear of Lawsuits Really Does Seem to Result in Extra Medical Tests
Doctors are known for complaining about how the malpractice system adds costs. But it has been hard to prove, until now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Malpractice Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Research Tests (Medical) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Alleged Medical Malpractice Risks Baby's Amputation
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A month old baby boy, born at the Redemption Hospital on Saturday, June 9, risks being amputated as a result of an alleged medical malpractice by staff of the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

MPs want new watchdog to root out research misconduct
Proposed body would monitor universities to ensure that allegations of malpractice are properly investigatedA national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that sloppy practices and outright fraud are caught and dealt with fast, MPs say.The new body would rule on whether universities have properly investigated allegations of malpractice and have the authority to recommend research funds be withdrawn or even reclaimed when it finds that inquiries into alleged wrongdoing have fallen short.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Research Higher education Science Politics Research and development Research funding UK news Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Compliance Practices Under Pressure as Federal Spotlight Is Aimed at Common Fraud and Abuse Schemes; Penalties for Violations Surge
New healthcare fraud prevention partnership white paper outlines the most common abuses and the reasons clinical laboratories are susceptible to fraudulent practices When it comes to questionable marketing and billing practices for lab testing, clinical laboratory companies can expect increased scrutiny and enforcement actions by federal healthcare authorities. That’s one message in a recently-issued white […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Management & Operations Webinars AKS anatomic path Source Type: news

We need more investigations into research misconduct
Why I ’m calling for watchdog to help rid research of malpractice and fraudMPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchersLast year the Guardian reported onthe case of Paulo Macchiarini, an Italian surgeon working in Sweden, who was “hailed for turning the dream of regenerative medicine into a reality – until he was exposed as a con artist and false prophet”. The Swedish Central Ethics Review Board concluded recently that six papers should be retracted as they falsely claimed that the artificial windpipe transplants he ga ve them were much more effective than they actually were. In fact, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Norman Lamb Tags: Research Higher education Science Medical research Politics Research and development Research funding UK news Source Type: news

MPs want new watchdog to monitor misconduct by researchers
Proposed body would monitor universities to ensure that allegations of malpractice are properly investigatedA national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that sloppy practices and outright fraud are caught and dealt with fast, MPs say.The new body would rule on whether universities have properly investigated allegations of malpractice and have the authority to recommend research funds be withdrawn or even reclaimed when it finds that inquiries into alleged wrongdoing have fallen short.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Research Higher education Science Politics Research and development Research funding UK news Source Type: news

Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits Malpractice: Your Staff Could Help Cause or Avert Lawsuits
Your office support staff can prevent mistakes, but they can also introduce new ones and anger patients. How can you make sure they'll work to avert a malpractice lawsuit?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Malpractice: When Small Oversights Lead to Major Errors Malpractice: When Small Oversights Lead to Major Errors
In large medical groups, where several physicians may treat the same patient, doctors and other healthcare workers need to make sure that small oversights don't turn into serious patient problems.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Rebates, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and ‘Gag Clauses’ Under Fire as Pricing Transparency Concerns Rise Surrounding Drug Prices
Growing interest in more transparency for the prices of prescription drugs is reflected in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that highlights disparities in pharma prices for patients, pharmacies, and payers Consumer demand for increased transparency in the prices patients, health insurers, and others pay for healthcare services continues. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Alex Azar anatomic Source Type: news

Wisconsin high court caps some malpractice damages at $750K
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has upheld the state's cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages, reversing a lower-court ruling that awarded $15 million to a woman who had all four limbs amputated after a mishandled infection (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shrinking Reimbursements and Increasingly Complex Regulations Will Squeeze Profits and Harm Valuations of Clinical Laboratories That Fail to Strengthen Their Strategic Positions
Operational efficiencies, strong management teams, and successful outreach business are key clinical laboratory success in today’s era of mergers and acquisitions Fierce economic headwinds are taking aim at the entire pathology industry, as shrinking Medicare reimbursement rates, shifting federal regulations and compliance requirements, and changing care models squeeze profit margins and threaten valuations of most […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 25, 2018 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 ACLA american clinical laboratory association anatom Source Type: news