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January deadline: New informed consent forms
New informed consent forms available for use in 2020
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?
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.
Reporter Q4 2019
TMLT closed claims: Documentation errors (2-hour CME); One family, two generations at TMLT; TMLT 2019 scholarship: Winning essay
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.
De-escalation techniques and resources
Learn how to de-escalate angry patients or diffuse a tense situation in the office.
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
New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1
New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.
Good documentation never goes out of style
Times change, but the advice stays the same
Risk alert – Textured breast implants recalled
Allergan announced that they are recalling Biocell textured breast implants from the global market.
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.
Is HIPAA relevant in 2019?