TMLT Blog

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

  • 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. Melina 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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  • Deadline to Report 2018 HIPAA Breaches Approaching

    If you experienced a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals in 2018, the deadline to report that breach to HHS is March 1.

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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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  • Physicians and distracting devices

    Physicians and distracting devices

    As smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices become commonplace in health care, the risk for mistakes increases.

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  • Ransomware is cyber extortion

    Ransomware is cyber extortion

    Ransomware is a form of cyber extortion — and a serious business risk. Also considered "electronic vandalism," ransomware can corrupt or destroy your data.

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  • Trust Rewards balances now on myTMLT

    Trust Rewards balances now on myTMLT

    View your balance on the TMLT member portal

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  • 2019 TMLT scholarship applications now available

    2019 TMLT scholarship applications now available

    TMLT will award one $10,000 scholarship in August 2019 to a Texas medical student.

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  • Case study circa 1986

    Case study circa 1986

    A closed claim study from 1986

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