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Letter: Don't Be Quick to Scrap Malpractice Reform
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Source: Emergency Medicine News - December 1, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter Source Type: news

JACR: Nonradiologists Shape Debate on Appropriateness, Reimbursement for Medical Imaging
Reston, VA — Health services and policy researchers are shaping today’s debate over appropriateness of imaging care and reimbursement models for imaging services. The Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), in collaboration with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, explores their impact on radiology in a December special issue, offering original articles from nonradiologists and nonphysicians. “Data generators are mostly health economists and health services researchers. Visionary physicians understand the need to familiarize themselves with this literature,” note guest editor...
Source: American College of Radiology - November 30, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rice University Researchers Publish Study about Variation in Drop-to-Drop Samples of Capillary Blood Collected by Fingerprick and Used for Clinical Laboratory Testing
Researchers determined that as many as nine successive capillary blood drops must be collected and tested to achieve results that would be comparable to testing with venous blood A new study is raising questions about the implications of using fingerprick blood samples for point-of-care tests. Done by researchers at Rice University’s Department of Bioengineering, the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 30, 2015 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 American Journal of Clinical Pathology Source Type: news

A Stroke of Luck for Overregulated Healthcare Industry
On Friday the 13th, a ruling against the FTC was a stroke of good luck for the rest of the healthcare industry, which is already overregulated. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 29, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt, JD Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Compliance Source Type: news

In India, Professionally-trained Pathologists Intensify Calls for the Government to Crackdown on Unregulated Medical Laboratories
Newspapers in this populous nation regularly publish stories about clinical laboratories that produce inaccurate lab test results that cause patient harm In the healthcare systems of many countries across the globe, one common issue involves the accuracy and reliability of medical laboratory test results produced by clinical pathology laboratories. In most of these countries, a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 27, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations clinical laboratory clinical pathology Commonwealth of Nations pathology D.Y. Pati Source Type: news

Experts Say Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Produced Mixed Results in 2014 Even as Enrollment Continues to Grow Significantly
Clinical laboratories and pathology groups can expect to see more growth in the number of patients served by ACOs and that will require labs to have a new pricing strategy Will ACOs be the next big thing in American healthcare? Many people are betting that will be true as the number of ACOs continues to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 25, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Accountable Care Organization Andy Slav Source Type: news

Stopping Holiday Fraud at Your Medical Practice
Your holiday can turn south if you allow employees within your practice to defraud your business. Watch out for these schemes. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 24, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Operations Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories Considering Total Laboratory Automation Are Increasingly Using Lean Methods to Develop Proposals, Select a Vendor, and Implement the Solution
Top-performing medical laboratories are using Lean to help craft RFPs, evaluate TLA options, then implement the automated systems to achieve optimal quality and productivity In recent years, there’s been a big change in how clinical laboratories purchase total laboratory automation (TLA) solutions, and then integrate this automation into their lab operations. Using a strategy that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 23, 2015 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 Beckman Coulter B Source Type: news

From Vaccines to Creationism, Ben Carson’s Views Perplex Some
Ben Carson answered questions on a variety of topics, including vaccines, creationism and his decision to run for president. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVE EDER and PAM BELLUCK Tags: Presidential Election of 2016 Malpractice Football Creationism and Intelligent Design Carson, Benjamin S Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Musical Medical Malpractice
A cartoon about a doctor that is getting sued for a real strange reason. Medical malpractice can come in all different forms. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 19, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

State Claims Commission Awards Metheny Family $2M
The Arkansas Claims Commission has ordered the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to pay $2 million to the family of a man whose surgeon operated on the wrong side of his brain. The claims commission on Tuesday released its order in the case of Cody Metheny, who was 15 years old in 2004 when he had surgery at Arkansas Children's Hospital to correct a seizure disorder. Doctors operated on the wrong side of Metheny's brain, causing what Metheny's parents called "extensive and permanent, irreparable harm," including deteriorating intelligence, "psychotic delusions" and "continuing seizures.&q...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 18, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Advice for Volunteering in a Medical Disaster Response
Volunteering to help in an international crisis is laudable. But make sure to conduct your due diligence first. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 17, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Don Pedersen, PhD, PA-C Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Mentoring Work/Life Balance Practice Models Source Type: news

Cleaning the House of Medicine
A recent report in JAMA Internal Medicine highlights prevailing medical practices that should be "reconsidered" in 2015 based on the weight of evidence. The paper, appropriately, is written in the matter-of-fact style customary for the peer-reviewed literature. To some extent, that semblance of analytical calm belies the storm swirling between the lines of the report, and the mess it has long been making in the House of Medicine. The authors, for instance, note that excessive zeal for cancer screening results in "unnecessary surgery and complications." As a statement, that is rather bland, and even when...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the False Claims Act Can Hurt Physicians
A recent ruling against a pharmaceutical company shows physicians how the False Claims Act can hurt them legally and financially. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - November 12, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Compliance Contracts Source Type: news

New Holding Company Prepares Arkansas Mutual for Expansion
A.M. Best Co.’s succinct announcement that Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. had achieved an A rating was the culmination of two years of work by the Arkansas-only medical malpractice carrier to get ahead of a changing market. “This now solidifies Arkansas Mutual for decades to come,” President Corey Little said last week. “It’s not pride: It’s what happens in every state with a home-state mutual.” Arkansas Mutual was formed eight years ago to create in-state competition for the out-of-state carriers that swept in when St. Paul Cos. abandoned the med-mal market completely in 2001. Afte...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 9, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include safety of kidney donation, off-label use of prescription drugs, death in middle age, and spending and malpractice (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Clinical Pathology Laboratory Managers Use Lessons in the Best of Medical Laboratory Quality to Improve Lab Operations and Patient Safety
Nation’s largest gathering of clinical laboratory Lean, Six Sigma, and process improvement practitioners took place in New Orleans this week DATELINE: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—More than 300 of the nation’s leading quality improvement practitioners in clinical laboratory operations came together this week to share, learn, and master the best approaches to improving the quality of medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 6, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology ACP american college of ph Source Type: news

High-Spending Doctors Less Likely to Be SuedHigh-Spending Doctors Less Likely to Be Sued
Providing more care than necessary may work to lower a doctor's risk of being accused of malpractice, suggests a new U.S. study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Defensive medicine lowers number of malpractice suits
Stephen FellerBOSTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Doctors who practice defensive medicine -- conducting extra tests and procedures -- are subjected to fewer malpractice lawsuits, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-spending doctors less likely to be sued
(Reuters Health) - Providing more care than necessary may work to lower a doctor's risk of being accused of malpractice, suggests a new U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Well: ‘Defensive Medicine’ May Lower Malpractice Risks
Doctors who ordered the most tests were least likely to be sued by patients. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 5, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Doctors Malpractice Live Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Higher Physician Spending Tied to Lower Risk for Malpractice Claims (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Physicians who spend more money per patient are at lower risk for subsequent malpractice claims than those who spend less, potentially bolstering the case for defensive medicine, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Well: ‘Defensive Medicine’ May Lower Malpractice Risks
Doctors who ordered the most tests were least likely to be sued by patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Doctors Malpractice Live Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Well: ‘Defensive Medicine’ May Lower Malpractice Risks
Doctors who ordered the most tests were least likely to be sued by patients. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - November 4, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Doctors Malpractice Live Featured Tests (Medical) Source Type: news

Higher medical spending led to fewer malpractice claims
Greater than average spending was associated with reduced risk of incurring a malpractice claim across all physician specialties in a study of almost 25,000 doctors published Nov. 4 in the BMJ. The finding is consistent with widespread beliefs that higher resource use – sometimes defined as... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - November 4, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

10 New Malpractice Concerns, and How to Avoid Them10 New Malpractice Concerns, and How to Avoid Them
New guidelines, organization, and technology can create unexpected malpractice risks; being aware of these situations can help you avert them. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

The Patient Satisfaction Survey: A Diagnostic Tool
A properly constructed and thoroughly analyzed patient satisfaction survey can help a practice retain its patient base. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 29, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephanie Cuomo, R.N. Tags: Law & Malpractice Operations Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Two FDA Inspection Reports Show Theranos’ Blood-Collection ‘Nanotainer’ Was an Uncleared Class II Medical Device
FDA details findings from visits by five federal inspectors at California clinical lab company over 10 days in late August and early September; heavily redacted reports outline 14 compliance deficiencies Two reports released Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) brought more bad news to Theranos, of Palo Alto, California. The clinical laboratory company […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 28, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Labor Source Type: news

Pennsylvania Supreme Court reverses Zimmer win in $20m knee implant lawsuit
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court yesterday reversed a state appeals court’s decision to overturn a $20 million verdict against Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) in a knee implant lawsuit. Plaintiff Margo Polett claimed she re-injured her knees while making a Zimmer promotional video, after a double knee replacement procedure in 2006 using Zimmer’s Gender Solutions devices. Polett claimed that activities she engaged in for the video, including riding a bicycle and running on a treadmill, resulted in new damage to her knees. She and her husband sued for negligence, saying that injuries incurred duri...
Source: Mass Device - October 28, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Zimmer Biomet Source Type: news

More Doctors to See Jail Time in Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services Case, but Question Remains: Will Federal Prosecutors Send Lab Executives and Doctors to Jail in the Health Diagnostics and Singulex Case?
Recent federal Justice Department memorandum issues guidance designed to seek accountability from individuals and combat corporate misconduct Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers who want a tougher crackdown on labs and physicians that violate anti-kickback laws welcome the news that in the past year federal courts have sentenced 13 physicians to jail terms of 12 to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 26, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing aetna Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services blood-testing company BLS BlueWave Healthcare Consul Source Type: news

Because It Remains Tough to Achieve Interoperability among EHRs, Congress is Proposing Legislation to Resolve That Issue in Ways That May Help Medical Laboratories
One new federal law forbids health IT vendors and providers from deliberately blocking information-sharing with competing EHR systems Several years deep into its effort to get physicians and hospitals to use electronic health record (EHR) systems, the federal government has yet to come up with a way to improve interoperability—the ability of EHRs to interface […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 23, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations 21st Century Cures Act athenahealth Care Everywhere Centers for Medicare & Medicai Source Type: news

Malpractice premiums flat in 2015, but changes could be ahead
Physicians paid about the same in liability insurance premiums in 2015 as in 2014, and analysts don’t see costs changing anytime soon. A nationwide survey of insurers by the Medical Liability Monitor shows that 71% of insurance premiums did not... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - October 20, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

A Small Indiana Town Scarred by a Trusted Doctor
Nearly 300 patients have filed lawsuits against a local cardiologist and his two partners, claiming that they performed needless operations. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 17, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Doctors Malpractice Heart Community Hospital Munster (Ind) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Arvind Gandhi Medical Devices Defibrillators Pacemakers Emergency Medical Treatment Indiana American College of Cardiology Source Type: news

A Small Indiana Town Scarred by a Trusted Doctor
Nearly 300 patients have filed lawsuits against a local cardiologist and his two partners, claiming that they performed needless operations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Doctors Malpractice Gandhi, Arvind N (1950- ) Heart Munster (Ind) Suits and Litigation (Civil) Community Hospital (Munster, Ind) Medical Devices Defibrillators Pacemakers Emergency Medical Treatment Indiana American College of Card Source Type: news

Is It Time to Shine the Light of Day on Malpractice Settlements?
Source: Lippincotts Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 17, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Best of the Rest Source Type: news

Payers Hit Medical Laboratories with More and Tougher Audits: Why Even Highly-Compliant Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups Are at Risk of Unexpected Recoupment Demands
A related issue is the growing use of contract sales representatives to sell clinical laboratory and pathology testing services and whether such arrangements violate federal compliance requirements More and tougher payer audits are hitting an expanding number of clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups in recent months. Across the nation, experts in medical laboratory billing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna Avee Laboratories CERT Audits cigna clinical Source Type: news

No need to panic: Malpractice suit rates remain stable
The fear of being hit with a malpractice suit is an ongoing source of anxiety...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SaferMD helps radiologists reduce malpractice risk Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Docs Who Practice Without Proper Med-Mal Insurance; MoreDocs Who Practice Without Proper Med-Mal Insurance; More
Who's liable when a physician goes bare?; When a doctor fails to prevent a patient's suicide; A judge's impartiality is questioned in medical malpractice case Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Innovative Medical and Pathology Laboratories in Canada Shared Successes in Improving Patient Outcomes at Last Week’s Executive Edge Conference
Pathologists and clinical lab leaders heard about innovations in microbiology automation, genetic testing, use of mass spectrometry, and lab informatics advances DATELINE: TORONTO, ONTARIO: From across Canada, clinical laboratory executives, pathologists, and health service administrators assembled last week to attend Executive Edge, this nation’s largest conference on innovations in the management and operation of medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 14, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Aline Gagnon Andrew E Source Type: news

Issues in the News: Medical Practice Crisis Management
Certain events, as we’ve seen recently, can have an effect on the personal safety of doctors, as well as harm their business and personal assets. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 13, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Operations Productivity Source Type: news

Why Talking About Mental Health Shouldn't Always Be a Discussion of a Crisis
It sounds like the opening scenes of a certain wildly popular television drama: on Labor Day 2013 I found myself on a gurney in the ER of Beth Israel in Boston, a perfectly healthy 44 year-old victim of an epic panic attack, who would have a very expensive night of tests to determine if what I was feeling was real. I was released around noon the next day with a clean bill of health, and a delicate suggestion: I might want to find myself a therapist. There is so much about basic preventative care that's broken in our health care system, mental health is hardly even on the radar. Therapy, while no longer exactly stigmatized...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOJ Names Individuals in Suit against Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Sales Consultants, and Two Other Medical Laboratory Companies
In special issue, The Dark Report explains the details of what may be the biggest case of Medicare fraud and abuse in the history of the clinical laboratory business Many clinical laboratory executives and pathologists know about the settlement last March by the Department of Justice (DOJ) of a whistleblower case involving Health Diagnostic Laboratory […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 12, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing aetna blood-testing company BlueWave Healthcare Consultants Inc. cigna Cigna Corporation clinical laboratory Dark Daily Source Type: news

Crisis-Oriented Mental Heathcare is Not the Answer to America's Mental Heath Crisis
It sounds like the opening scenes of a certain wildly popular television drama: on Labor Day 2013 I found myself on a gurney in the ER of Beth Israel in Boston, a perfectly healthy 44-year-old victim of an epic panic attack, who would have a very expensive night of tests to determine if what I was feeling was real. I was released around noon the next day with a clean bill of health, and a delicate suggestion: I might want to find myself a therapist. There is so much about basic preventative care that's broken in our health care system, mental health is hardly even on the radar. Therapy, while no longer exactly stigmatized,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small study: Physicians sued for failing to supervise soft-tissue filler procedures
In medical malpractice claims involving soft-tissue fillers, dermatologists and other doctors were frequently named as defendants for allegedly failing to supervise nonphysicians who did the procedures, in a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Academy of... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - October 8, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Question of Disclosing Medical Malpractice Insurance
A recent N.J. Supreme Court case raises several issues around malpractice insurance laws and whether docs should disclose if they have it or not. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 8, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Operations Source Type: news

How Orthopedists Can Get Off the List of Most-Sued Doctors How Orthopedists Can Get Off the List of Most-Sued Doctors
Many patients sue their orthopedists for malpractice over predictable adverse events associated with elective procedures covered in their informed-consent forms--but which were not clearly explained. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

When it Comes to Telehealth, Look Before You Leap
With many doctors interested in getting involved with some kind of telehealth model, it’s important to know the legal and reimbursement limitations. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 7, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Health IT Law & Malpractice Compliance Mobile Source Type: news

Despite Federal Regulations That Mandate Patient Access to Their Medical Laboratory Test Results, Survey Shows Most Physicians Oppose Patient Access to Other Clinical Information
In a poll of 2,300 physicians, more than 66% responded that they would not support giving patients access to their full medical records In recent years, a new federal law made it mandatory that medical laboratories provide patients with access to view their lab test results. However, many healthcare providers continue to resist the concept […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 7, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations clinical laboratory Dan Munroe EHR electronic medical record Healthvault Humetrix Source Type: news

Malpractice Insurance Premiums Hit a Flat StretchMalpractice Insurance Premiums Hit a Flat Stretch
Rates rose 0.3% for three bellwether specialties, mostly in the South. Low claims frequency and stockpiles of insurance company cash will maintain downward pressure on premiums, according to a new report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - October 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Communication Issues Can Lead to Malpractice Claims
A recent study looked at the effect miscommunication had on malpractice claims. The results show the value in being clear and concise with patients. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - October 1, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: David Troxel, MD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news