TMLT Blog

Health care, risk management, and medical malpractice industry news and trends

  • 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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  • Top five reasons medical spas are investigated

    Top five reasons medical spas are investigated

    Learn the top violations that prompt investigations of medical spas, according to the American Med Spa Association.

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  • Technology-based errors and omissions in health care

    Technology-based errors and omissions in health care

    A practice’s technology services or products can cause errors and omissions (E&O) that could lead to claims, including bodily injury to others.

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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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  • What we can learn from the Capital One breach

    Approximately 100 million people in the U.S. had their personal information obtained by a software engineer who gained unauthorized access to Capital One credit card applications and customer data.

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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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  • Promises to Keep

    Promises to Keep

    TMLT CEO Robert Donohoe on TMLT's 40th anniversary.

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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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  • 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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  • Statute of limitations in Texas

    Statute of limitations in Texas

    In Texas, health care liability claims have their own statutes of limitations and how these laws are applied can be tricky.

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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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  • Dr. Melinda Lopez: On the front lines with human trafficking in health care settings

    An ob-gyn based in Austin, Texas, discusses her work to increase awareness of human trafficking in health care settings.

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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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  • 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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  • Meet the instructor: Robert Milman, MD

    Meet the instructor: Robert Milman, MD

    Dr. Milman co-teaches TMLT’s 2019 summer CME seminar series in San Antonio and Forth Worth.

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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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  • 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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  • HHS releases voluntary cyber security practices

    HHS released voluntary cyber security practices to the health care industry with the aim of providing practice guidelines to reduce cyber security risks.

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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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  • What's in a name?

    What's in a name?

    A company by any other name is not the same.

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