Risk Management

Avoiding risk and enhancing patient safety

  • 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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  • Risk alert: Transvaginal mesh products

    Risk alert: Transvaginal mesh products

    More on the FDA's announcement to halt sales of transvaginal mesh products

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  • Good documentation never goes out of style

    Good documentation never goes out of style

    Times change, but the advice stays the same

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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 Webinar Series: HIPAA Compliance, Cyber Risks, and Cyber Security

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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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    Responding to complications after a procedure in a timely manner, communicating procedural risks on consent forms, and documenting patient communication are all risk management techniques discussed in

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  • Risk alert — DEA warns of physician scam

    Risk alert — DEA warns of physician scam

    Physicians received a fraudulent questionnaire asking for confidential information.

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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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  • Evaluating and treating the suicidal patient

    Evaluating and treating the suicidal patient

    This article explores the topic of suicide, particularly risk management considerations and legal implications for physicians and health care providers treating potentially suicidal patients.

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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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  • Reporter Q4 2018

    Reporter Q4 2018

    Managing a practice: How to navigate hiring, paying, and terminating employees (2-point CME); Claims by specialty: MPL Association's 2006-2015 national closed claim data; TMLT 2018 scholarship winner

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  • New Webinar Series: HIPAA Compliance, Cyber Risks, and Cyber Security

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  • The Reporter Quarter 4 2017

    The Reporter Quarter 4 2017

    Terminating the patient-physician relationship (2-hour CME); Managing opioids: PIAA claims analysis; Addressing transgender health care disparities; TMLT 2017 scholarship winning essay

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  • The Reporter Quarter 3 2017

    The Reporter Quarter 3 2017

    Preparing for a deposition; Prescribing issues: Opioids and off-label medications (CME); Overprescribing NSAIDS; Failure to diagnose; Failure to correctly prescribe and instruct in taking medication

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  • Nine Things that Get Physicians Sued

    Nine Things that Get Physicians Sued

    This publication will describe 9 common errors that can increase the risk of a malpractice suit, and offer risk management techniques to address these issues.

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