Failure to administer anesthesia and obtain informed consent; Guidelines for the release of medical records
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What physicians should know about "Letters of Protection"
Beware of "Letters of Protection" and "Phantom Damages"
TMLT gives back
TMLT gives back by supporting organized medicine, providing medical school scholarships, and donating to charitable causes.
Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant
How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
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.
January deadline: New informed consent forms
New informed consent forms available for use in 2020
Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law
New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.
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.
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.
Ransomware attacks shut down practices
These incidents highlight the catastrophic consequences of ransomware attacks.
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.
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.
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
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.
New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1
New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.
Reporter 2019 Radiology
Performing an MRI when contraindicated; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Reporter 2019 Orthopedics
Complications from knee replacement surgery; Guidelines for the release of medical records
Promises to keep
TMLT CEO Robert Donohoe on TMLT's 40th anniversary.
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.
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
Cyber fraud case study: Failure to recognize phishing email