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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Get help with HR, employment issues

    Get help with HR, employment issues

    Learn about employment and human resources issues through the EPLI Pro website.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Telemedicine and telehealth

    Telemedicine and telehealth

    This presentation is an introduction to telemedicine and telehealth. It explains common terminology and the different types of technology used. It concludes with findings from the American Medical Ass

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  • Risk management trends

    Risk management trends

    TMLT's Risk Management team regularly conducts on-site practice reviews to help physicians address their medical liability risks. This presentation summarizes the top 10 most frequent recommendations

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  • Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning June 1, 2019.

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  • What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?1:39

    What is covered under "cyber extortion" within a cyber liability policy?

    John Southrey, director of consulting services at TMLT, describes cyber extortion threats, like ransomware, and what to do if you receive this kind of threat.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is your total cost of cyber risk?

    The financial impact of a data breach can be much greater than expected.

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  • Risk alert: False DEA phone calls requesting payment for fines

    Risk alert: False DEA phone calls requesting payment for fines

    Criminals posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are phoning physicians and requesting payment for false fines.

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