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  • TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB issues guidance "to help patients and licensees navigate providing care as much as possible."

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  • TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    Physicians could face license suspension for failure to follow governor’s COVID-19 orders

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  • COVID-19: Medical liability FAQs

    COVID-19: Medical liability FAQs

    Answers to your questions about COVID-19 and medical liability.

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  • TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB tells physicians to postpone all non-urgent elective procedures

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  • FAQ: Your TMLT coverage during the COVID-19 crisis

    Answers to your questions about telemedicine, scope of practice, hiring retired physicians, locum tenens, and more.

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  • TMLT extends customer service hours, adjusts premium payments during COVID-19 crisis

    TMLT is extending business hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (CST).

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  • OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    HHS OCR announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties against health care providers using telehealth services to care for patients during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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  • TMB waiver for chronic pain patients granted by Governor Abbott

    On March 19, the Texas Medical Board announced that their request to temporarily suspend certain state requirements specific to chronic pain patients has been approved by Governor Abbott.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • Coronavirus: Plans for your practice

    Coronavirus: Plans for your practice

    As more is learned about coronavirus, it is important to remain aware of tangible actions your practice can take to prevent the spread of the virus and respond to changing circumstances.

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  • HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and public health emergencies: updates from the OCR

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  • Wellness resources available to Texas physicians

    Wellness resources available to Texas physicians

    Learn about TMA and county medical society resources

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  • Reporter Q1 2020

    Reporter Q1 2020

    CME: Risks associated with medical spas; TMLT Government Relations: Our focus for 2020; Failure to follow up and timely diagnose ectopic pregnancy; Delay in obtaining MRI

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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  • PMP deadline approaching

    PMP deadline approaching

    Physicians must check the PMP beginning March 1

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  • TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    Retiring, closing, or leaving a practice? You can now notify patients electronically and on your website.

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  • Reporter Q4 2019

    Reporter Q4 2019

    TMLT closed claims: Documentation errors (2-hour CME); One family, two generations at TMLT; TMLT 2019 scholarship: Winning essay

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  • Case closed: Improper prescribing5:36

    Case closed: Improper prescribing

    In this edition of Case Closed, a video series that explores real TMLT medical malpractice cases, errors made by both a physician and pharmacy led to a patient receiving an improper prescription.

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  • Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 15:11

    Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 1

    In part 1 of this 2-part series, Lesley Viner, VP of Risk Management at TMLT, describes guidelines and processes to help physicians dismiss patients appropriately and avoid allegations of abandonment.

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  • Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 24:57

    Terminating the patient-physician relationship, Part 2

    In part 2 of this series, Tanya Babitch, a manager in TMLT's Risk Management Department, provides further instruction for appropriately dismissing patients to avoid allegations of abandonment.

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  • What physicians should know about "Letters of Protection"

    What physicians should know about "Letters of Protection"

    Beware of "Letters of Protection" and "Phantom Damages"

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  • TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    The TMB is trying to clear up confusion about the new 10-day opioid prescribing limit for acute pain.

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  • Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.

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  • Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    These incidents highlight the catastrophic consequences of ransomware attacks.

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  • Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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  • Practice fined for response to social media review

    Practice fined for response to social media review

    Dallas dental practice fined $10,000 after publishing PHI in response to a patient review on Yelp

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  • TMB guidelines for medical spas

    TMB guidelines for medical spas

    With the growing popularity of medical spas comes an increased risk of malpractice lawsuits for physicians who offer medical spa services within their practices.

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  • HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    New guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides clarification and advice for physicians on appropriate tapering methods for patients with long-term opioid use.

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  • Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    TMLT is here to provide any guidance you need to regarding your coverage, including telemedicine, emergency relief and business interruption.

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  • Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    As more cyber crime victims choose to pay ransom, cybercriminals are employing customer service tactics to engage with victims.

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  • Promises to keep

    Promises to keep

    TMLT CEO Robert Donohoe on TMLT's 40th anniversary.

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  • Reporter Q3 2019

    Reporter Q3 2019

    Tracking patient follow up and diagnostic test results (CME); 2018 Risk Management trends analysis; Failure to manage risk of shoulder dystocia; Failure to follow up on syncope; Board Election 2020

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  • 2018 Annual Report - Putting physician needs first3:31

    2018 Annual Report - Putting physician needs first

    CEO Robert Donohoe describes how TMLT continues to follow the original doctrines created by its founders to put physicians needs and interest first.

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  • Reporter Quarter 2 2019

    Reporter Quarter 2 2019

    From difficult to dangerous: How to handle disruptive patients; How to address ethical misconduct by a colleague or staff member; Improper performance of breast biopsy; Improper prescribing

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  • Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    If you suspect one of your patients may harm himself or others, can you report your suspicions to the police without violating patient privacy?

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  • Statute of limitations in Texas

    Statute of limitations in Texas

    In Texas, health care liability claims have their own statutes of limitations and how these laws are applied can be tricky.

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  • Reporter Q1 2019

    Reporter Q1 2019

    Evaluating & treating the suicidal patient (CME); Dr. Melinda Lopez: On the front lines with human trafficking; Failure to properly evaluate depression; Failure to diagnose coronary artery disease

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  • De-escalation techniques and resources

    De-escalation techniques and resources

    Learn how to de-escalate angry patients or diffuse a tense situation in the office.

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  • What does it mean to be a medical director?

    What does it mean to be a medical director?

    From a legal and liability perspective, a “medical director” is a physician who serves in an administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff

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  • Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice changes for physical therapists and CRNAs.

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  • A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    What happens when a system failure brings down the EMR?

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  • Guidelines for the release of medical records

    Guidelines for the release of medical records

    It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.

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