TMLT Blog

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

  • TMLT 2019 Scholarship awarded to student at UT HSC in Houston

    Subhan Tabba has been awarded TMLT’s Scholarship for 2019.

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  • TMLT earns Accreditation with Commendation from the ACCME

    Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) has earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®).

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  • Practice fined for response to social media review

    Practice fined for response to social media review

    Dallas dental practice fined $10,000 after publishing PHI in response to a patient review on Yelp

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  • TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    Retiring, closing, or leaving a practice? You can now notify patients electronically and on your website.

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  • TMLT gives back

    TMLT gives back

    TMLT gives back by supporting organized medicine, providing medical school scholarships, and donating to charitable causes.

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  • What physicians should know about "Letters of Protection"

    What physicians should know about "Letters of Protection"

    Beware of "Letters of Protection" and "Phantom Damages"

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  • Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    Texting patients while staying HIPAA compliant

    How to text patients and colleagues without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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  • Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    Deadline and new requirements added to Texas breach notification law

    New law defines a deadline by which Texas businesses must report data breaches.

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  • Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Study shows increased cyber security can affect patient outcomes

    Corrective actions taken to enhance privacy and security may introduce usability issues.

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  • Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    Ransomware attacks shut down practices

    These incidents highlight the catastrophic consequences of ransomware attacks.

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  • Protect your information from cyber thieves

    Protect your information from cyber thieves

    Tips and and practices to help you defend against cyber criminals . . .

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  • HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    HHS guide for appropriate tapering or discontinuation of long-term opioid use

    New guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides clarification and advice for physicians on appropriate tapering methods for patients with long-term opioid use.

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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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  • Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice updates

    Scope of practice changes for physical therapists and CRNAs.

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  • 2018 risk management trends analysis

    2018 risk management trends analysis

    Learn the most frequent recommendations made by TMLT risk managers after evaluating physician practices.

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  • Tracking patient follow up and diagnostic test results

    Tracking patient follow up and diagnostic test results

    This CME article discusses how to overcome hurdles related to managing and tracking patient follow up.

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  • From difficult to dangerous: How to handle disruptive patients

    From difficult to dangerous: How to handle disruptive patients

    This article outlines the incidence of workplace violence in the health care setting; offers steps to prevent it; describes de-escalation strategies; and more.

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  • TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    TMB clarifies prescribing limits for acute pain

    The TMB is trying to clear up confusion about the new 10-day opioid prescribing limit for acute pain.

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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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  • 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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