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Feb 3, 2017
Consulting with Colleagues on a Records Request

In Part V of our series, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, we ask attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA whether it is ever appropriate for a physician to consult with a colleague regarding a patient record request. As Richard explains, even in cases where the colleague has been involved with […]

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Feb 3, 2017
Reviewing Records Before Providing Them

In Part IV of our series, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, we ask attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA whether or not a physician should review patient records prior to providing them. As Richard explains, reviewing records to ensure that they are complete is a necessary task that a physician […]

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Feb 3, 2017
Original Records or Copies: What to Provide

In Part III of our series, Patient Records Requests: What You Need to Know, we ask attorney Richard J. Rymond of Reminger Co., LPA whether it is better to provide the original records or copies of them. As Richard explains, copies are always recommended, as it is important for the physician to retain control over […]

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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 27, 2017
Two Percent of Physicians Responsible for Half of Malpractice Payouts

If 2% of Physicians Are Responsible for Half of Malpractice Payouts, How Should We Intervene with These Outliers? Last month, the Journal of Patient Safety published “The Detection, Analysis and Significance of Physician Clustering in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Payouts,” an analysis of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) that indicates only 1.8 percent […]

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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 15, 2016
MLM 2016 Annual Rate Survey – Will the Market Harden?

Medical Liability Monitor 2016 Annual Rate Survey Indicates Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates Remain Flat, Building Pressures Could Harden Market Last month, Medical Liability Monitor published its 2016 Annual Rate Survey, which provides a year-to-year, continuing overview of changing premium rates for medical professional liability insurance. The Annual Rate Survey reports the manual rates for specific […]

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Nov 2, 2016
Fee-for-Service vs. Outcome-Based Models and the Effect on Healthcare Costs

In the final part of Healthcare Matter’s interview with Anupam Jena, MD, PhD, we discuss how the move from the current fee-for-service model to an outcome-based reimbursement model will affect the cost of healthcare in the United States. Dr. Jena explains that he does not think that this change will have as great an effect […]

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