Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case
The federal trial, now set to begin in March 2021, could become a media spectacle given the marquee names on the witness list Clinical laboratories following the federal criminal proceedings against Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes will have to wait until next year for the case to go to trial. When it does, […] The post Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology Bechtel Corporation clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intell Source Type: news

Delays in Reporting Results of COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Tests Prompt Florida Governor to End SARS-CoV-2 Testing Contract with Quest Diagnostics
Quest said a ‘technical issue’ had delayed reporting of test data to the state and claimed that patients and providers still received the results in a timely manner Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered state agencies to cut ties with Quest Diagnostics due to delays in reporting nearly 75,000 COVID-19 clinical laboratory test results going […] The post Delays in Reporting Results of COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Tests Prompt Florida Governor to End SARS-CoV-2 Testing Contract with Quest Diagnostics first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 11, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Social Media Policies to Protect Your Practice Malpractice Case: Social Media Policies to Protect Your Practice
Most of your practice members probably use social media, but unless you have a concrete social media policy, you may face legal risks and potentially medical board discipline.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits 3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
Telemedicine visits have many benefits for physicians and patients. Yet they create potential for a malpractice lawsuit to occur. Learn how to prevent these risks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. physicians use imaging as defensive medicine
U.S. physicians use medical imaging as a "defensive medicine" strategy to prevent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice How to protect your practice from missed follow-ups Can imaging informatics professionals help with legal cases? Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions Malpractice Case: Follow Through on Your First Suspicions
Medicine is full of mysteries, but acting diligently until a solution is reached is critical.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - August 10, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic, Medicare Officials Continue Push for Price Transparency by Pressuring Hospitals to Disclose Rates Negotiated with Private Payers
Clinical laboratories are advised to continue developing methods for making prices for procedures available to the general public Even as an effective treatment for COVID-19 continues to elude federal healthcare agencies, Medicare officials are pressing ahead with efforts to bring about transparency in hospital healthcare pricing, including clinical laboratory procedures and prescription drugs costs. In […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 7, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology AHA American Hospital Association anatomic pathology CAR centers for medicare and medicaid services Char Source Type: news

Abbott Lab ’s ID NOW COVID-19 Rapid Molecular Test Continues to Face Scrutiny over ‘False Negatives’
Though the test initially drew ‘raves’ from Trump administration, the FDA now suggests negative results should be confirmed with an additional ‘high-sensitivity authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular test’ This spring, as the United States attempted to jump-start a national response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration heralded Abbott Laboratories’ five-minute test for COVID-19 as a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 5, 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 Management & Operations Abbott Labs Source Type: news

Malpractice Fears, Patient Safety Drive Skin Doctors to Order Extra Tests
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- The practice of requesting additional, sometimes unnecessary tests or obtaining second opinions by dermatopathologists is often driven both by patient safety and malpractice concerns, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus Fraud Takes Many Forms as Federal and Local Officials Continue to Pursue Widespread Cases of Clinical Laboratory Testing Scams
Since the pandemic began, federal investigators are specifically looking for patterns of fraud in Medicare claims data for COVID-19 clinical laboratory testing Last month, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced it had been investigating trends in Medicare claims data that could indicate patterns of fraud in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
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FEMA Paid a Just-Formed Company Millions of Dollars for COVID-19 Specimen Collection Tubes That Were Unusable for Clinical Laboratory Testing
The fledgling test-kit company sent plastic preforms that were intended for use in the manufacturing of soda bottles, not clinical laboratory specimen tubes When is a specimen tube not a specimen tube? When it is a plastic tube made for creating soda bottles. And that may be exactly what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 31, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Association of Public Health Laboratories clinical laboratory clinical patholo Source Type: news

New CMS Proposed Rule Encourages Value-Based Reimbursement Based on Patient Outcomes When Payers and Drug Manufacturers Negotiate Payment for Pricey Therapies
Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups should consider this another example of how CMS is taking forward steps to encourage value-based payment arrangements throughout the health system With the sky-high cost of many prescription drugs and gene therapies, it was only a matter of time before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 29, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Alexander Dworkowitz anatomic pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services clin Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory in Texas Charged $2,315 for One Coronavirus Test and Later Claims High Price Was a ‘Billing Error’
Media reporting on disparities in COVID-19 test billing sparks renewed calls for increased transparency in medical laboratory test charges Recent media reports of massive disparities in the prices charged for COVID-19 lab tests throughout the United States have citizens and law makers alike again calling for increased transparency in clinical laboratory test charges. One recent […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 27, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna anatomic pathology and Economic Security Act Angie Meoli Blue Cro Source Type: news

Preventing Pressure Injury Litigation
1.0 Contact Hour Available: This webinar recording examines the increasing probability of litigation in LTC regarding pressure ulcer management and discusses opportunities for minimizing the risk of malpractice and improving documentation of quality care. By Carolyn Brown, BS, MEd, RN, ARM, CWS, FACCWS, and Advanced Tissue’s Clinical Consultant The post Preventing Pressure Injury Litigation appeared first on Advanced Tissue. (Source: Advanced Tissue)
Source: Advanced Tissue - July 18, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Webinar pressure ulcers Source Type: news

Doctors motivated by both health, malpractice concerns when ordering additional tests
FINDINGSA UCLA-led studyhas found that dermatopathologists, who specialize in diagnosing skin diseases at the microscopic level, are motivated both by patient safety concerns and by malpractice fears— often simultaneously —when ordering multiple tests and obtaining second opinions, with a higher proportion of these doctors reporting patient safety as a concern.When ordering additional microscopic tests for patients, 90% of the dermatopathologists surveyed cited patient safety as a concern and 71% of them reported malpractice fears. Similarly, when obtaining second reviews from a consulting pathologist or recomm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Doctors motivated by both health, malpractice concerns when ordering additional tests
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led study has found that dermatopathologists, who specialize in diagnosing skin diseases at the microscopic level, are motivated both by patient safety concerns and by malpractice fears -- often simultaneously -- when ordering multiple tests and obtaining second opinions, with a higher proportion of these doctors reporting patient safety as a concern. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 17, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Federal Prosecutors Charge a California Executive with Misleading Investors and Payers about Company ’s Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Test
Charges against this life science company executive include healthcare fraud as well as the first COVID-19 related securities fraud In the first securities fraud prosecution involving clinical laboratory COVID-19 testing, the US federal Department of Justice (DOJ) charged the president of a Sunnyvale, Calif., life sciences biotechnology company with participating in a scheme to mislead […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 15, 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 anatomic pathology Arrayit Corporation Brian Benczkowski clin Source Type: news

Pathologists Bill Out-of-Network More Frequently than Other Specialties, According to Health Care Cost Institute Study
Two national studies find pathologists bill out-of-network more frequently than other hospital-based specialties, and one study links that behavior to insurer reimbursement rates Surprise bills for out-of-network services continue to be an important issue for healthcare consumers. Now comes a recently-released report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) claiming that pathologists are the specialists […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 13, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical p Source Type: news

Federal Prosecutors Add a 12th Felony Fraud Charge in Latest Criminal Indictment Against Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes
Holmes’ lawyers maintain the former CEO of Theranos has not waived right to be charged by indictment and therefore argue the added charge is ‘unconstitutional’ and should be dismissed Clinical laboratory leaders needing a break from nonstop coronavirus pandemic news will be interested to learn a familiar name is again making headlines. Disgraced Theranos founder […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 10, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology CNBC Coronavirus COVID-19 Dark Daily dark intelligence gro Source Type: news

Two Florida Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Test Contracts Come Under Scrutiny
One medical testing company was led by a convicted felon, another was accused of delays and unreliable results Like many states, Florida has worked hard to quickly ramp up diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness. For the most part this has been a good thing. However, local media in that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 8, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Advanced BioHealing AdventHealth anatomic pathology clinica Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Be Wary When Patients Seek Favors Outside Your Expertise Malpractice Case: Be Wary When Patients Seek Favors Outside Your Expertise
Stepping outside your training and clinical knowledge, even as a favor, can result in trouble.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Entrepreneur: Salesman turned doctor forms Valley startup to help other physicians
Experiences with his father's medical malpractice lawsuits led this Valley entrepreneur and physician to create risk assessment software tools for doctors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barbara Smith Source Type: news

FTC Orders Hospital, Health System, and Five Insurers in Two States to Share Vast Amounts of Data on Their Customers and on Past Acquisitions and Mergers
Lab leaders may recall similar requests for data from other government agencies and wonder if FTC will take steps to investigate pricing and competition among clinical laboratories as well It appears that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is ready to look into hospital consolidation, as evidenced by the extent of data—including pricing and managed care […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 26, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement News From Dark Daily Source Type: news

Insurers and States Move to Lower Malpractice Premiums; More Insurers and States Move to Lower Malpractice Premiums; More
The goal is to reduce med-mal premiums during the pandemic; nursing home disaster triggers a class action; pneumonia patient dies on hospital's watch, suit claims.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Test Stewardship: The Financial and Clinical Impact of Clinical Decision Support in Hospital Laboratories
This white paper – the third in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Change Healthcare – provides frontline perspective and commentary from experts and physicians on the application and value of decision support in the laboratory. It also includes early-adopter proof points from hospital laboratories that have successfully implemented third-party decision support to achieve their stewardship goals, including EHR interventions and ongoing monitoring of utilization. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Test Stewardship: The Financial and Clinical Impact of Clinical Decision Support in Hospital Laboratories
This white paper – the third in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Change Healthcare – provides frontline perspective and commentary from experts and physicians on the application and value of decision support in the laboratory. It also includes early-adopter proof points from hospital laboratories that have successfully implemented third-party decision support to achieve their stewardship goals, including EHR interventions and ongoing monitoring of utilization. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

FDA ’s Regulatory Hurdles ‘Paralyzed’ Efforts of CLIA-Certified Clinical Laboratories to Offer Alternatives to CDC’s Flawed COVID-19 Test
Washington Post investigation outlines scientists’ frustrations in the early days of the pandemic, as they worked to deploy laboratory-developed tests for the novel coronavirus In the wake of the failed rollout of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 diagnostic test last February, many CLIA-certified academic and public health laboratories were ready, and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 17, 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 Management & Operations Alex Azar Al Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Taking on Too Much Work Can Cause Patient Tragedy Malpractice Case: Taking on Too Much Work Can Cause Patient Tragedy
When a physician feels that the workload is overwhelming, patient safety should come first rather than trying to take on too much.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Article Source Type: news

When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
Early career researchers face unique challenges when a senior collaborator becomes embroiled in allegations of scientific malpractice. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Careers Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Health Insurers and Hospital Groups Argue Price Transparency Rules on Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, and Other Providers Will Add Costs and ‘Confuse’ Consumers
Insurance industry claims new federal price transparency regulations cost each payer as much as $13.6 million in set up and maintenance costs Price transparency in hospital, clinical laboratory, and other service provider costs marches ever closer to reality for America’s healthcare consumers. Meanwhile, some insurers and hospital groups are working to block implementation of federal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 29, 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 AHA American Hospital Association anatomic pathology Bates Wh Source Type: news

COVID19 and Its Impact on Pacific Island States
Regional efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 have so far proven successful. Image Credit: Pacific CommunityBy William W. EllisTORONTO, May 29 2020 (IPS) By now, the impact of COVID19 on our daily lives has been well documented, especially in advanced economies. Anxiety about the future continues to grow everywhere. Much of the corporate news coverage we consume has focused on the toll this pandemic will take on mainland countries. Often neglected, however, is the unique position Pacific Island States find themselves in. Globally, there are close to 6 million confirmed cases of COVID19. According to the Pacific Commu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: William W. Ellis Tags: Climate Change Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Multimedia Podcast TerraViva United Nations Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Source Type: news

Gaps in Malpractice Insurance Risky for Frontline Physicians; More Gaps in Malpractice Insurance Risky for Frontline Physicians; More
Limited coverage working outside specialty or state;'no mercy'for noncompliant nursing homes; doctor successfully invokes'alternative method'defense; state ballot initiative put on hold.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Where Are the Patients? Hospitals and Clinical Laboratories Wonder When Routine Surgeries, Procedures, and Testing Can Be Restarted Once the COVID-19 Outbreak Eases
Even as some states lift stay-at-home orders, clinical laboratories and pathology groups face uncertainty about how quickly routine daily test referrals will return to normal, pre-pandemic levels Although strokes and heart attacks do not take vacations, a large and growing number of patients with serious health issues who—in normal times—would require immediate attention are not […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 18, 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 AHA American College of Cardiology American Hospital Associatio Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Triggers Decline in Anatomic Pathology Testing and Shows How Digital Pathology, Remote Sign-Out Can Increase Pathology Services
Because of ‘shelter in place’ orders, many anatomic pathologists are reviewing digital images from home during the COVID-19 outbreak and demonstrating the value of whole slide imaging, digital pathology, and CMS’ recent amended remote sign-out policy COVID-19 is already triggering many permanent changes in the way healthcare is organized and delivered in the United States. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 8, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Protecting Yourself and Your Patient Getting Pain Meds Malpractice Case: Protecting Yourself and Your Patient Getting Pain Meds
When it comes to prescribing pain medication, and the possibility of drug dependency and misuse, physicians are wise to discuss their professional limits with patients.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Journalism is Not a Crime …and Fake News on Social Media is Not Journalism
By Namrata SharmaKATHMANDU, May 1 2020 (IPS) This year’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May falls during COVID-19 lockdowns in many of our countries. Restriction on movement means journalists all over the world are facing obstacles in getting interviews and data, and verifying stories before publishing. In addition, the global pandemic has been used by many governments to control not just the people’s movement but also their right to information. Journalists have been intimidated or attacked, and photojournalists and videographers on the frontlines often risk getting infected while documenting stories. Two recent...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Namrata Sharma Tags: Global Headlines Health Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

What's Your Malpractice Risk When Treating COVID-19 Patients?
Although there are some protections for physicians and clinicians who are risking their own health to treat COVID-19 patients, there are still people looking to sue. Here's what to watch out for. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's Your Malpractice Risk When Treating COVID-19 Patients? What's Your Malpractice Risk When Treating COVID-19 Patients?
Although there are some protections for physicians and clinicians who are risking their own health to treat COVID-19 patients, there are still people looking to sue. Here's what to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Malpractice Risks When Treating Patients COVID-19: Malpractice Risks When Treating Patients
Although there are some protections for physicians and clinicians who are risking their own health to treat COVID-19 patients, there are still people looking to sue. Here's what to watch out for.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can Consumers Collect Their Own Biological Specimens for Direct-to-Consumer SARS-CoV-2 Tests? FDA Says ‘No’ to Clinical Labs Announcing Such Tests
Following criticism over delays in authorizing medical LDT COVID-19 tests, the FDA swiftly shut down consumer at-home specimen collection schemes Banning COVID-19 tests that rely on consumers’ collecting their own specimens at home is one example where the federal US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took remarkably swift action. It’s also interesting to note how […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 15, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology CDC centers for di Source Type: news

Italian prosecutors probe coronavirus crisis in nursing homes
Italian prosecutors are investigating whether malpractice helped spread a coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes in Milan and the surrounding Lombardy region, killing hundreds of people, a judicial source said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, AACC Reschedules Its Annual Conference to December in Chicago and Executive War College Reschedules Its Conference in New Orleans to July
Two major clinical laboratory conferences reschedule, as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to disrupt long-planned events; Many labs are losing money as fewer patients visit physicians This week, the ongoing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic was responsible for two important developments in the clinical laboratory industry. Both involved the rescheduling of major annual […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 8, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment International Laboratory News Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Manageme Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; National Practitioner Data Bank Attestation of Reports by Hospitals, Medical Malpractice Payers, Health Plans, Health Centers, and Other Eligible Entities, OMB No. 0906-0028 Revision
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is allowing an additional 30 day comment period for the information collection on the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Attestation of Reports by Hospitals, Medical Malpractice Payers, Health Plans, Health Centers, and Other Eligible Entities. Includes proposed revisions based on feedback submitted during the first comment period. Comments are due by May 8, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 8, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Relief Act Protects Doctors Who Volunteer; More COVID-19 Relief Act Protects Doctors Who Volunteer; More
New federal law includes med-mal shield; claims against pediatricians are trending lower; rethinking defensive medicine; can an algorithm be sued for malpractice?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Doctors on Coronavirus Front Line Seek Protection From Malpractice Suits U.S. Doctors on Coronavirus Front Line Seek Protection From Malpractice Suits
U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. doctors on coronavirus frontline seek protection from malpractice suits
U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What If We Couldn & #039;t Sue Our Doctors for Malpractice?
During childbirth, are doctors more likely or less likely to intervene surgically if liability is a concern? A study co-authored by an economist at Massachusetts of Technology (MIT) and a professor of law and economics at the Duke University, offers insight on this interesting question about "defensive medicine." The research, based on evidence from the U.S. Military Health System, finds that when doctors have immunity from liability lawsuits, they actually perform slightly more C-section operations, compared to when they are legally liable for those operations — about 4% more, over ...
Source: MDDI - March 18, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Hawaii among toughest states to be a doctor, Wallethub study finds
Hawaii is one of the toughest states for practicing doctors in the country, from a business standpoint, according to a new report from finance website Wallethub. For the report, researchers compared all 50 states and Washington DC across 19 key metrics including wages, the cost of annual malpractice liability insurance and the overall medical environment, among other considerations. The Aloha state ranked in the bottom 10 at No. 42 for its low scores in op portunity, competition and medical environment.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Malpractice Case: Be Aware When Follow-up Requires Extra Steps Malpractice Case: Be Aware When Follow-up Requires Extra Steps
When patient cases get complicated and assistance is offered, physicians are best advised to reach out for help. Failure to do so can result in litigation if something should go wrong.Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

South Africa: Plans to Curb Medico-Legal Claims
[SAnews.gov.za] The National Treasury has unveiled plans aimed at curbing soaring medical malpractice claims and litigation hovering at R100 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news