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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.
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.
Risk alert – Textured breast implants recalled
Allergan announced that they are recalling Biocell textured breast implants from the global market.
Good documentation never goes out of style
Times change, but the advice stays the same
De-escalation techniques and resources
Learn how to de-escalate angry patients or diffuse a tense situation in the office.
Risk alert: Transvaginal mesh products
More on the FDA's announcement to halt sales of transvaginal mesh products
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.
Tech, Telemedicine, Tomorrow: Answers for health care’s digital trends
Our podcast series explores issues in health care technology from a medical malpractice perspective. Hosted by TMLT Risk Management Representative Anthony Passalacqua.
Risk alert — DEA warns of physician scam
Physicians received a fraudulent questionnaire asking for confidential information.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Reporter 2000 Pediatrics