Risk Management

Avoiding risk and enhancing patient safety

  • Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Updated May 11 — Issues include encouraging social distancing and screening patients for symptoms.

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  • Risk alert: FDA recalls ranitidine

    Risk alert: FDA recalls ranitidine

    Patients taking prescription or OTC ranitidine should stop taking it immediately.

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  • Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

    If you suspect one of your patients may harm himself or others, can you report your suspicions to the police without violating patient privacy?

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  • TMB guidelines for medical spas

    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.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Contact a Risk Management Expert

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  • Reporter Q4 2019

    Reporter Q4 2019

    TMLT closed claims: Documentation errors (2-hour CME); One family, two generations at TMLT; TMLT 2019 scholarship: Winning essay

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Reporter Q3 2019

    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

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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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  • 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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  • Risk alert – Textured breast implants recalled

    Risk alert – Textured breast implants recalled

    Allergan announced that they are recalling Biocell textured breast implants from the global market.

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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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  • 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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  • Lone Star Reporter Q3 2020

    Lone Star Reporter Q3 2020

    Resources for staff/physician exposure to COVID-19; (CME) Sexual harassment and misconduct in health care: A practical guide for physicians; 2019 risk management trends analysis; closed claim studies

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  • Reporter Q3 2020

    Reporter Q3 2020

    CME: Sexual harassment and misconduct in health care; 2019 risk management trends; Failure to diagnose and treat; Failure to respond to test results; 2021 TMLT Governing Board election

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  • Telemedicine: Managing risks57:35

    Telemedicine: Managing risks

    A review of current requirements for telemedicine in Texas with a focus on regulatory requirements.

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  • Managing medical record releases for children and young adults57:04

    Managing medical record releases for children and young adults

    This webinar addresses challenges that medical practices face when it comes to releasing the medical records of children and young adults, especially those in college.

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