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

Disclosing Adverse Events: 3 Vital Steps for Physicians
Many physicians will face a malpractice claim in their career, so the way a physician communicates adverse news is of paramount importance. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 26, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeffrey D. Brunken Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Patient Relations Source Type: news

Preventing Data Breaches: What Physicians Need to Do
Two recent articles underscore the importance of cybersecurity across all facets of a physician’s practice and what questions should be asked. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 24, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT HIPAA Law & Malpractice Compliance Source Type: news

Before You Get Started in Telemedicine
There is no such thing as a standard telemedicine program. Consequently, it is extremely important to develop a strategic plan first. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 23, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Mobile Practice Models Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beware of Year-End Tax-Scams Targeting Doctors
Some year-end scams target doctors externally, while others are brought to them by would-be advisors. Here’s a look at both. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 22, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Work/Life Balance Source Type: news

Internationally-respected Experts in Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Ask: Why Don’t We Know More about Theranos’ Technology?
This secretive start-up medical laboratory testing company has not disclosed how its diagnostic test technology works, nor has it given laboratorians an opportunity to examine the technology Several internationally-respected clinical laboratory experts are asking serious questions about Theranos and its diagnostic testing technology, and they’ve gotten few answers to date. Though the number of experts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing AmeriHealth Caritas biomedical innovation Capital BlueCross Carlos Slim Foundation CCLM Cl Source Type: news

Do Medicare quality measures miss the mark in radiology?
Tracking physician performance in an effort to improve healthcare quality and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program HIMSS: IT professionals target patient engagement NCoBC: 3 ways nurse navigators can reduce your malpractice risk Who is the better radiologist? Levin: Radiology groups must retool to fend off telerad firms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Professor awarded $1.2 million NIH grant to study malpractice and 'defensive medicine'
(Northwestern University) What happens to the quality of care delivered when physicians face no threat of malpractice? Does the presence of malpractice pressure lead to 'defensive medicine' -- the delivery of tests or treatments that may not necessarily be in the best interest of the patient but can serve to shield the physician from threats of liability? These questions directly address two important aspects of the US health care system -- quality of care and cost of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Innovative Clinical Pathology Laboratories Are Adding Value to Pharmacogenomic Test Reports to Help Physicians Better Interpret and Act upon the Results
There’s even a company called Translational Software providing a service to incorporate enriched information about such tests into the reports that labs deliver to doctors Personalized medicine is the good news story in healthcare and clinical laboratory medicine today. Armed with new understanding about the human genome, physicians are able to customize therapies for patients […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2015 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 Pathology Laboratory Testing “A L Source Type: news

Kenya: Female Health Malpractices Rise
[Nation] Female reproductive health malpractices topped the list of complaints lodged against medical practitioners in the last five years but little decisive action was taken against those accused. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Financial Literacy: Year-end Issues for Physicians
For physicians, the last quarter of the year means solicitations for tax and investment schemes. Here’s what you should know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 9, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Front Desk Law & Malpractice Operations Source Type: news

OSHA Focusing on Workplace Violence in Medical Practices
Protecting your practice from violence is a must, both for overall safety and to avoid penalties from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - September 8, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: John C. Ivins, Jr. Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Staff Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

Health Insurers Balk at Paying for Multigene Panels While Clinical Pathology Laboratories and Physicians Pursue Evidence of Clinical Utility
News reports state that Anthem and Cigna have denied payment for some multigene panel tests, saying that the tests are unproven. Other insurers, such as UnitedHealthcare and Priority Health, pay for such tests but only for certain patients A conflict is building between patients and health insurers over the reluctance among health plans to pay […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 2, 2015 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 Anthem BRCA1 and BRACA2 breast cancer cigna clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Morning Break: Oliver Sacks Dies, Making Malpractice Suits Easier, Hot ESC Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - August 31, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

CLMA’s Inaugural ICE Award Recognizes the Initiative at Seattle Children’s Hospital Laboratories that Decreased Unnecessary Genetic Tests while Contributing to Better Patient Outcomes
The Clinical Laboratory Management Association is encouraging medical laboratories to submit abstracts about their programs to deliver more value to patients and physicians through the use of clinical pathology laboratory tests Now, more than ever, the house of laboratory medicine needs to be publishing clinic studies and evidence that the money spent on appropriate medical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2015 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations “Increasing Clinical Effectiveness” ACOs clinical laborator Source Type: news

Op-Ed Contributors: When Bad Doctors Happen to Good Patients
If hospitals and the medical community won’t police incompetent physicians, who will? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: THOMAS MOORE and STEVE COHEN Tags: Malpractice Lobbying and Lobbyists Hospitals State Legislatures Law and Legislation Source Type: news