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Feb 3, 2017
How to Respond to a Records Request from a Third Party

In Part II of our series, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, we ask attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA about responding to requests from a third party, such as a patient’s attorney or representative, or another healthcare provider. As Mr. Rymond explains, physicians can only release records to a third […]

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Jan 23, 2017
The Right Response to a Records Request

Many physicians will face a medical liability claim at some point during their practice – and most liability claims mean a request for patient records. Join us on the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, as we discuss how to respond to patient records requests with Richard J. […]

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Dec 14, 2016
Special Report: The Future of the Medical Professional Liability Industry and the PPACA under a Trump Administration

The Future of the Medical Professional Liability, Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Under a Trump Administration Having weathered two Supreme Court challenges and more than 60 repeal attempts by a GOP-controlled Congress, it was the 2016 election that ultimately handed the Republican Party the ammunition it needs to neuter the Patient Protection & Affordable […]

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Nov 4, 2016
Could defensive medicine actually lower medical malpractice claims?

In our latest Healthcare Matters interview, we speak with Anupam Jena, MD, PhD and primary author of the study, Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study, which was published in the November 2015 edition of The BMJ. A medical doctor and economist, Dr. Jena is Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Medicine […]

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Sep 26, 2016
Big Data and Medical Liability Risks

Leveraging Big Data to Mitigate Medical Liability Risks, Improve Practice Economics The era of big data in medicine is here, and it promises to improve the overall quality and efficiency of healthcare, increase profitability, reduce waste, predict epidemics, cure diseases and help avoid adverse medical outcomes. Of course, its success is reliant upon collecting the […]

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Aug 23, 2016
The ACA and Economic Damages in Medmal Verdicts

The Affordable Care Act’s Potential to Subrogate Future Care Portion of Economic Damages in Medical Liability Verdicts By Michael Matray Editor of the Medical Liability Monitor While political partisans and healthcare pundits have been arguing over the constitutionality and/or practical effectiveness of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act since it was enacted six years […]

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Aug 16, 2016
Physician Focus: Telemedicine

Telemedicine is a growing part of healthcare. Due to rapid developments in technology, physicians are able to interact with patients in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Telemedicine can help physicians reach under-served communities, provide convenience to patients and allow for remote diagnostic and patient-monitoring, among many other services. In our video […]

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Aug 2, 2016
Legislative Challenges to Telemedicine

Telemedicine offers many opportunities to patients, physicians and the healthcare system, including greater access and the possibility of lowering costs. However, telemedicine is also subject to state laws and regulations, which can make it easier to use in some locations than in others. For example, though Texas has a large and underserved rural population, Texas […]

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Jul 26, 2016
Electronic Medical Records and Documentation in Telemedicine

As with any physician-patient encounter, telemedicine needs to include proper documentation and use of electronic medical records. In Part V of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, we talk with Dr. Jonathan Terry, an award-winning osteopathic physician and surgeon and psychiatrist who uses telemedicine extensively in his practice. Dr. Terry explains that, in addition to documenting […]

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