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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • January deadline: New informed consent forms

    January deadline: New informed consent forms

    New informed consent forms available for use in 2020

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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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  • TMLT gives back

    TMLT gives back

    TMLT gives back by supporting organized medicine, providing medical school scholarships, and donating to charitable causes.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Texas Prescription Monitoring Program — Mandatory use delayed until March 2020

    Texas Prescription Monitoring Program — Mandatory use delayed until March 2020

    The requirement for Texas physicians to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program before prescribing certain controlled substances has been delayed until March 20.

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  • New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

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  • Promises to keep

    Promises to keep

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

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  • Reporter 2019 Gastroenterology

    Reporter 2019 Gastroenterology

    Failure to administer anesthesia and obtain informed consent; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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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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  • Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email

    The hospital received an email invoice from the ED group with instructions to send payment to a new account.

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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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  • TMLT is....0:34

    TMLT is....

    Employees describe TMLT in one word.

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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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  • How can I prevent a cyber breach?1:40

    How can I prevent a cyber breach?

    Cathy Bryant, manager of product development & consulting services at TMLT, provides five steps to help health care entities prevent a cyber breach.

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  • Responding to online patient complaints

    Responding to online patient complaints

    The posting of patient complaints and reviews online is unavoidable. Here are some tips on how to manage and respond to negative online comments.

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  • How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    How to dispose of storage devices containing PHI and other sensitive data

    Improper disposal of electronic devices and media puts the information stored on those devices at risk for a breach. And when devices contain protected health information (PHI), it puts your patient’s

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  • What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?1:51

    What are some of the direct and indirect costs of a data breach?

    John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes the costs - both direct and indirect - of a cyber data breach.

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  • About your malpractice insurance policy

    About your malpractice insurance policy

    Whether you are purchasing malpractice insurance for your own practice or joining a group that provides your insurance, pay attention to the details of your policy.

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