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  • Policyholders to save $12.25 million with dividend

    Policyholders to save $12.25 million with dividend

    Policyholders receive a 10 percent dividend for 2021 policy year

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  • Sample patient dismissal letters

    Sample patient dismissal letters

    Sample letters for termination of the physician-patient relationship

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  • FDA warns of risk associated with Stryker STAR ankle devices

    FDA warns of risk associated with Stryker STAR ankle devices

    According to the FDA, there is a risk of the plastic component of STAR Ankle device breaking, leading to surgery to repair or replace the device.

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  • Requiring masks at your practice? Advance notice of policies can avoid confusion

    Requiring masks at your practice? Advance notice of policies can avoid confusion

    Clearly communicate your office mask policies to patients

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  • Sample — Mask requirement message for patients

    Sample — Mask requirement message for patients

    Use this sample message to explain your COVID-19 mask policy

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  • Tips for de-escalating angry patients

    Tips for de-escalating angry patients

    How to defuse tense or angry situations in the office

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  • Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    Winter storm update: Recovering damaged records

    If you experienced an IT system failure or other damage from the winter storms, read about recovering damaged medical records.

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  • MD Anderson wins appeal of $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    MD Anderson wins appeal of $4.3 million HIPAA penalty

    The Fifth Circuit Court disagreed with the OCR’s interpretation of the encryption and disclosure provisions.

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  • COVID-19 vaccination — Resources for physicians

    COVID-19 vaccination — Resources for physicians

    TMLT risk managers urge physicians to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination information.

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  • Telemedicine expansion allowed for specific COVID-19 services

    Telemedicine expansion allowed for specific COVID-19 services

    New HHS rule narrowly expands telemedicine across state lines for “COVID-19 countermeasures.”

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  • Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Factors to consider when using remote patient monitoring.

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  • TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    TMB finalizes new CME requirements

    Physicians in Texas must now meet two new CME requirements.

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  • TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB issues final rules for pain management

    TMB releases rules for PMP checks, acute pain prescribing limits, and opioid CME requirements

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  • Resources for staff/physician exposure to COVID-19

    Resources for staff/physician exposure to COVID-19

    Resources for practices on appropriate quarantine, infection control measures, and safe return to work protocols.

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  • myPortal: New member portal offers advanced payment options, features

    myPortal: New member portal offers advanced payment options, features

    We launch our new member portal on August 4

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  • Delegation rules waived during COVID-19 crisis

    Delegation rules waived during COVID-19 crisis

    Governor relaxes rules for supervising PAs and APRNs

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  • FAQ: Volunteer coverage for retired physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

    FAQ: Volunteer coverage for retired physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Learn about this new coverage for retired Texas physicians who want to join the fight against COVID-19.

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  • TMLT offers malpractice insurance at no cost to retired physicians who volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis

    TMLT offers malpractice insurance at no cost to retired physicians who volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis

    Coverage offered at no cost to Texas physicians who volunteer in direct response to the COVID-19 emergency.

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  • TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB updates FAQs, guidance about elective procedures

    TMB issues guidance "to help patients and licensees navigate providing care as much as possible."

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  • COVID-19: Medical liability FAQs

    COVID-19: Medical liability FAQs

    Answers to your questions about COVID-19 and medical liability.

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