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14 Situations Where Physicians Should Lawyer Up
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Contracts Stark Source Type: news

Ethical Malpractice in American Clinical Oncology Ethical Malpractice in American Clinical Oncology
An epidemic of greed is sweeping through the field of oncology. We need to fix it NOW, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Real Estate Investment Risks for Physicians
When investing in real estate, there are several common, but often overlooked, practices that physicians should abide by. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Personal Finance Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Facing the Medical Licensing Board
A Deputy Attorney General shares experiences and offers advice for physicians who face a Medial Licensing Board. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Sacopulos, JD Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers HIPAA Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

Addressing Physician Sexual Misconduct
A lawyer points to recent cases for examples of the importance of members of the medical community reporting sexual misconduct. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 10, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Training Patient Relations Patient Confidentiality Source Type: news

Back to School: What Physicians Need to Know
It's almost back to school time for most of America. Doctors need to be aware of seasonal issues and manage risks whether they have children or not. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 8, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Risk Management Personal Finance Source Type: news

Use of trauma scoring systems to determine the physician's responsibility in cases of traumatic death with medical malpractice claim - Arslan MN, Kertmen Ç, Melez DO, Evcuman D, Büyük Y.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is near the top of World Health Organization list of leading causes of death, and one of the major factors affecting mortality is the severity of the trauma. During medical intervention for trauma patients, some injuries may be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill Senate Passes Right-to-Try Bill
An amendment cracks the door open to malpractice suits against physicians who prescribe experimental drugs for patients with life-threatening illnesses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Does Your Practice Need a Legal Check-up?
Don't just count on an administrator to keep track of legal obligations - your practice may need a formal legal check-up. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - August 1, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Source Type: news

Medical Fraud can be Difficult to Prove
Although allegations of fraud are common in a medical practice, they can often be more difficult to prove than most people realize. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Third Time Not the Charm for Obamacare Repeal
Following an action-packed morning in the Senate, the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare failed after three Republicans voted against the effort. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Patients Source Type: news

Informed Consent and the Medical Practice
A recent case in Alabama highlights the importance of filling out informed consent papers thoroughly in order to avoid ending up in a courtroom. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Collaboration between Pathologists, Medical Laboratories, and Hospital Staff Substantially Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infections, AHRQ Reports
Decline in hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) overall since 2010 attributed to increased attention to safety protocols and practices by hospital staff in cooperation with clinical laboratory services It’s now been almost nine years since the Medicare Program stopped paying hospitals and other providers for certain hospital-acquired conditions (HACs). Included in this list are hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 26, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology adverse drug events agency for healthcare research and quality AHRQ AJCP American Journal of Clinical Path Source Type: news

Oregon medical practitioners face fewer malpractice payments (Infographic)
Health care law frequently involves the painful realm of medical malpractice, an area where Oregon is showing improvement and compares favorably to other states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Veteran Oregon trial lawyer sees medical malpractice cases declining (Q & A)
Gordon Welborn, managing partner at Portland's Hart Wagner LLP, has been taking cases to court in Oregon for 30 years. He explains how health care law differs in Oregon and how it's trending. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Veteran Oregon trial lawyer sees medical malpractice cases declining (Q & A)
Gordon Welborn, managing partner at Portland's Hart Wagner LLP, has been taking cases to court in Oregon for 30 years. He explains how health care law differs in Oregon and how it's trending. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brandon Sawyer Source Type: news

Urologist Loses Lawsuit for Removing Wrong Testicle Urologist Loses Lawsuit for Removing Wrong Testicle
Jury rejects doctor's anatomically questionable defense; no malpractice crisis in one southern state; in another state, those who've been harmed by medical error may find it difficult to get justice.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

From Gypsy to The Sopranos, what do real psychotherapists think of TV shrinks?
The Sopranos put a mobster through analysis. Now Gypsy is making a psychotherapist the star of the show. Does TV get it right – or is gross malpractice just dramatically inevitable?This is the age of the fictional psych, instantly canonised in the person of Tony Soprano ’s analyst, Jennifer Melfi, beautifully developed by Gabriel Byrne withIn Treatment, and given a shonky Netflix-over by Naomi Watts inGypsy.WhenThe Sopranos came out, the richness of the territory was astonishing; I sometimes wondered not why it hadn ’t much been done before, but why all TV series didn’t do it, why PresidentJosiah Ba...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Drama Psychiatry Television Culture & radio The Sopranos Naomi Watts Gabriel Byrne US television Film Sam Taylor-Johnson Mental health Crime drama Psychology Source Type: news

Scottish NHS staff whistleblowing helpline to continue
Staff in Scotland ’s health service will continue to have access to external support should they have any concerns about patient safety or malpractice, the Scottish government has announced. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Every Lab Needs to Know about the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts That Take Effect in Just 157 Days, on Jan. 1, 2018
Another big question is whether the lobbying of medical laboratory and pathology societies can educate and convince members of Congress to delay and reform the PAMA Final Rule that uses the market price study of what private payers pay for lab tests Coming in just five months are the deepest, most painful clinical laboratory test […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 17, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Uncategorized ACA Affordable Care Act Anatomical Pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services CL Source Type: news

Medicaid Cuts Maintained in New Obamacare Repeal Bill
Senate GOP leadership released a revised version of its healthcare bill, upping opioid crisis capital, among other changes, but Medicaid funding is still due to be cut. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Blog Population Health Law & Malpractice Patients Source Type: news

Criminal Investigation Trends in Healthcare
A lawyer lays out three trends from upcoming investigations and criminal cases that physicians should keep in mind. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Sara Kropf Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Drops Coverage for Non-Emergency ER Visits; Medical Laboratories Could See Drop in ER Clinical Lab Test Orders
Experts concerned people will be unable to judge a true emergency from a minor health concern; patients could be left with a big ER bill if they are wrong Here’s a groundbreaking way payers are keeping healthcare costs down: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia sent letters to its members in May […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 14, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACEP Affordable Care Act American College of Emergency Physicians Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Georgia clinical laboratory Source Type: news

An Asset Protection Warning for Doctors
With their livelihood on the line, doctors need to be careful with who they listen to while seeking asset protection. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 11, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Finance Law & Malpractice Career Personal Finance Source Type: news

Opioid Prescriptions Falling, CDC Says
According to new data from the CDC, opioid prescription rates fell over a five-year period from 2010 to 2015, but are still triple where they were in 1999. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - July 7, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Practice Models Source Type: news

Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Malpractice Defense Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Your Malpractice Defense
Physicians can take many steps to avoid being sued. But if a lawsuit occurs, there are mistakes to avoid that will help them to prevail.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CBO Scores Senate Bill a Win on Deficit, Loss on Coverage
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Trump names Surgeon General pick, House takes on malpractice law (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

House Passes Federal Medical Malpractice Bill
On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would limit plaintiff damages to $250,000 in most medical practice lawsuits. It moves to the Senate. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Law & Malpractice Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Readers Argue Over Obamacare Repeal, Retail Clinics
Readers are split on whether or not the Senate's version to repeal the Affordable Care Act would serve the American people well. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Compliance Source Type: news

EHRs Not Designed with Real People in Mind, Expert Opines
Dr. Robert Wachter wrote the book on the failings of health IT and the effect these systems have on patient safety. He joined us for the Pearls podcast. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Health IT Law & Malpractice EHR Technology Source Type: news

House Passes Bill to Cap Malpractice Noneconomic Damages House Passes Bill to Cap Malpractice Noneconomic Damages
The bill now faces an uphill challenge in the Senate, where Democrats can filibuster what they view as infringement on injured plaintiffs'rights.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

House Passes Restrictions on Some Malpractice Awards
(MedPage Today) -- Measure would set nationwide limit of $250,000 on non-economic damages (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This GOP Health Bill Proposes New Limits To Medical Malpractice Awards
The bill H.R. 1215 would limit awards for non-economic damages — such as pain and suffering — to $250,000. President Trump supports the bill, but many others across the political spectrum don't.(Image credit: FangXiaNuo/Getty Images/iStockphoto) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Andrews Source Type: news

The Best Ways to Deal with a Disappointed Patient
Disappointed and angry patients are more likely to sue you for malpractice. Our advisory board shares tips on how to avoid this situation. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news

Asset Protection: Physicians Face Varying Seasonal Risks
Physicians face many risks beyond just malpractice; we take a look at one big liability issue in the news and preventable seasonal risks. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Career Compliance Training Source Type: news

Legal Pain Management for Physicians
Legal advice on how to ensure you don't get in trouble for negligent conduct in taking care of a patient with a drug-seeking problem. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 25, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Source Type: news

Avoiding Medical Malpractice
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Senate AHCA Bill Draws Sharp Criticism from Medical Groups
The Senate repeal and replace of Obamacare was published this week and like the House version, it faces strong resistance from medical groups. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Population Health Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Source Type: news

The Family History Question You Can & #039;t Ask of Patients
It'd be nice to ask a new patient about their family history with malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, that's not allowed, as this physician finds out. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Source Type: news

Why Practice & #039;s Must Report a Data Breach
A recent settlement highlights the importance of medical facilitates reporting a breach of protected health information in a timely manner. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Training Source Type: news

Why Practices Must Report a Data Breach
A recent settlement highlights the importance of medical facilitates reporting a breach of protected health information in a timely manner. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Training Source Type: news

How to Handle an Audit from Medicare or Other Payers
Regardless of who the payer is or the stated purpose, every potential audit inquiry should be taken seriously by your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Law & Malpractice Audits Contracts Payers Source Type: news

Coverage of Alexion Investigation Highlights the Risk to Clinical Laboratories That Sell Blinded Medical Data
Despite blinding data and following protocols, a recent investigation in Bloomberg Businessweek shows that clinical laboratories can be at risk in deals with pharmaceutical and big data companies While big data is transforming how healthcare is both researched and applied, it also offers opportunities for clinical laboratories to create additional revenue from the endless streams […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 21, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Adam Tanner aHUS Alexion Ancestry AncestryDNA atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome big data cl Source Type: news

7 Takeaways from Real-Life Malpractice Cases
Malpractice incidents are unfortunate for all involved, but can provide insightful lessons for practices. Here are seven takeaways from real-life suits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steph Weber Tags: Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Compliance Source Type: news

Stop Signing Doctor & #039;s Notes to Avoid Being Sued
There is a precedent happening in pediatrics as helicopter parents and overbearing daycare centers have created a sharp increase in " doctor's notes. " (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Leann DiDomenico McAllister, MBA Terence Redmond McAllister, MD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Patient Relations Source Type: news

The Do & #039;s and Don & #039;ts of Medical Malpractice
Don't let a lack of communication, EHR misadventures, or failure to be prepared lead to a damaging malpractice suit at your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Law & Malpractice EHR Training Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

The Current State of Tort Reform
In this video exclusive for Physicians Practice, Michael Matray, host of Healthcare Matters, drills down on a pair of medical liability tort reform bills currently under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Michael Matray Tags: Law & Malpractice Healthcare Reform Compliance Source Type: news

House Considers Bill to Reform Malpractice Laws
(MedPage Today) -- Vote expected in near future (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - June 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Can Tort Reform Get Rid of Silly Lawsuits?
At least one doctor expresses his desire for malpractice reform to enacted, to put an end to frivolous lawsuits. Don't send in the clowns! (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - June 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Compliance Source Type: news