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  • New-to-Practice Reporter 2019

    New-to-Practice Reporter 2019

    TPMP - Mandatory use delayed to March 2020; De-escalation techniques & resources; Business interruptions; Human trafficking; Failure to supervise aesthetician; Failure to properly treat depression

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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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  • texasmedicalliabilitytrust
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    texasmedicalliabilitytrust

    ☝️ Our new podcast series explores health care technology from a medical malpractice perspective. Listen to our first three episodes: • Your medical director coverage explained • Survival guide to soc

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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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  • New-to-Practice Reporter 2018

    New-to-Practice Reporter 2018

    Managing opioids: claims analysis and case study; Wernicke’s encephalopathy after bariatric surgery; How to dismiss without abandoning: Ending the physician-patient relationship; Addressing transgende

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  • 8 tips for improving patient satisfaction4:14

    8 tips for improving patient satisfaction

    TMLT Risk Management manager Tanya Babitch offers 8 tips for improving patient satisfaction with a physician practice or 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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  • 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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  • 10 Things that Get Physicians Sued

    10 Things that Get Physicians Sued

    This publication will describe 10 common errors that can increase the risk of a malpractice suit, and offer risk management techniques to address these issues.

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  • Failure to insist on EMS transport

    At 8:30 a.m., a patient’s wife called her husband’s family physician and requested an appointment because her husband was experiencing chest pain that began the previous evening.

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  • Medical Malpractice 101- Part One

    Medical Malpractice 101- Part One

    Purchasing medical malpractice insurance is an intensive, time consuming process. Read on to learn about how to choose the best carrier. In Part Two, we will list common types of coverage.

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  • Medical Malpractice 101 - Part Two

    Medical Malpractice 101 - Part Two

    Purchasing medical malpractice insurance is an intensive, time consuming process. Read on to learn about how to choose the best carrier. In Part Two, we will list common types of coverage.

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  • Failure to diagnose femur fracture

    A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The man hit the side of a trailer and was thrown off his motorcycle.

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  • 6 tips to improve patient communication while using your EHR3:08

    6 tips to improve patient communication while using your EHR

    TMLT's Assistant VP of Risk Management, Lesley Viner, offers 6 tips to improve patient communication while using your EHR system.

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  • What Every Physician Needs to Know About Their Malpractice Insurance Policy

    What Every Physician Needs to Know About Their 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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  • Responding to Negative Online Reviews

    When patients write negative reviews, in many cases, you will be unable to respond.

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  • New-to-Practice Reporter 2017

    New-to-Practice Reporter 2017

    Should you Google your patients?; Closed claim study: Patients identified on surgeon's website Combating physician stress and burnout; Social media and cyber risk; Managing difficult patients

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  • Case Closed: Failure to recognize retained sponge4:43

    Case Closed: Failure to recognize retained sponge

    Welcome to Case Closed, a video series that explores real TMLT medical malpractice cases. In this video, the second in the series, risk management techniques are discussed that may have either prevent

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  • Tips for Handling Patient Complaints

    Tips for Handling Patient Complaints

    Patient complaints are inevitable. And when a patient complaint is not effectively managed, unfavorable or harmful consequences can result—noncompliance, dissolving of the patient-physician relationsh

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