TMLT Blog

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

  • What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    What we can learn from MD Anderson's $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    MD Anderson Cancer Center was recently fined for HIPAA violations. Let's go behind the headlines and take a look at the case.

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  • Suicide awareness and prevention

    Suicide awareness and prevention

    Recent events and reports offer a reminder that effective suicide prevention resources are available to the public and to health care providers for sharing with their patients.

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  • Risk alert: FDA relabels intragastric balloon systems due to possible related deaths

    Risk alert: FDA relabels intragastric balloon systems due to possible related deaths

    The FDA has approved new labeling for the Orbera and ReShape balloon systems.

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  • Risk alert: Birth control pills recalled

    Risk alert: Birth control pills recalled

    Allergan recalls sample packs of Taytulla birth control pills

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  • Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”

    Recap: “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic”

    For this year’s spring CME seminars, attorney Brett B. Rowe presented “How to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” in Austin and Houston. Here’s a brief recap with five risk management takeaways for physicians.

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  • What Is Your Total Cost of (Cyber) Risk?

    The financial impact of a data breach can be much greater than expected.

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  • Risk alert: False DEA phone calls requesting payment for fines

    Risk alert: False DEA phone calls requesting payment for fines

    Criminals posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are phoning physicians and requesting payment for false fines.

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  • Why the Facebook scandal should have you analyzing your third-party vendors

    Why the Facebook scandal should have you analyzing your third-party vendors

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  • Risk alert: FDA restricts sale of Essure Permanent Birth Control

    Risk alert: FDA restricts sale of Essure Permanent Birth Control

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  • Law Requires Texas Physicians to Query PMP Before Prescribing Opioids

    Law Requires Texas Physicians to Query PMP Before Prescribing Opioids

    Texas physicians will soon be required to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring database before prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol.

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  • March 15 Webinar Features TMLT Cyber Expert

    March 15 Webinar Features TMLT Cyber Expert

    A panel of experts will discuss how to manage risks related to protected health information. The webinar is presented by Cyber Trust Alliance and features TMLT’s cyber expert John Southrey.

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  • TMLT and Lone Star Alliance — Coverage for Health Care Professionals in 49 States.

    TMLT and Lone Star Alliance — Coverage for Health Care Professionals in 49 States.

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  • FDA Investigates Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated an investigation into the health risk of brain deposits following repeated use of gadolinium-based contrast units (GBCAs) for MRI

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  • Recent Legal Decision in New Mexico affects Texas Physicians

    TMLT is monitoring a legal situation that could adversely affect Texas physicians.

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  • You Received a Notice from the TMB — Now What?

    Medefense covers legal expenses, fines, and penalties associated with disciplinary actions, such as actions by the TMB, a hospital review committee, or a federal regulatory agency.

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  • The Dos and Don'ts of Renewing Your Texas Medical License, Part Two

    During the renewal process, physicians are required to answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. Certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the board.

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  • The Dos and Don'ts of Renewing Your Texas Medical License, Part One

    During registration, physicians must answer questions regarding any status changes since their last renewal. However, certain answers or omissions can trigger an investigation by the Board.

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  • TMLT's 2014 Team of the Year

    The team works together during the year to raise money for a local charity selected by the group.

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  • New Mexico Legislation Update: Analysis and Draft Consent Language

    To follow up on the post New Mexico legislature acts to protect patients’ access to care in Texas from February 26, the legislation states that New Mexico will enforce choice of law and jurisdiction a

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  • FDA Strengthens Regulations for Surgical Mesh Used in Transvaginal Procedures

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is enforcing stricter regulations for surgical mesh products used in transvaginal procedures to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The products are being r

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