Evaluating and treating the suicidal patient (1-point CME); Dr. Melinda Lopez: On the front lines with human trafficking in health care settings; Failure to properly evaluate and treat depression; Failure to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease
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Reporter Q4 2019
TMLT closed claims: Documentation errors (2-hour CME); One family, two generations at TMLT; TMLT 2019 scholarship: Winning essay
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
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.
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.
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.
January deadline: New informed consent forms
New informed consent forms available for use in 2020
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.
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.
Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant
How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law
New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.
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