TMLT Blog

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

  • Telemedicine: Patient selection and meeting the standard of care

    Telemedicine: Patient selection and meeting the standard of care

    Risk factors and guidelines for telemedicine appointments

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  • Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Remote patient monitoring — Risk management considerations

    Factors to onsider when using remote patient monitoring.

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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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  • 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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  • Governor removes restrictions on elective procedures

    Governor removes restrictions on elective procedures

    Elective surgeries performed in hospitals can proceed in most areas of Texas

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  • TMB provides update on COVID-19 response

    TMB provides update on COVID-19 response

    The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has issued a statement to update physicians on the TMB’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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  • Connecting with patients during COVID-19

    Connecting with patients during COVID-19

    Best practices to communicate with patients and families during COVID-19.

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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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  • TMB issues statement on COVID-19 treatments

    TMB issues statement on COVID-19 treatments

    TMB urges caution around questionable COVID-19 treatments

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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in hospitals in more than 100 counties

    Governor suspends elective procedures in hospitals in more than 100 counties

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in counties within 11 Trauma Service Areas

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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb county hospitals

    Governor suspends elective procedures in Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, and Webb county hospitals

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in four more counties

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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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  • Governor suspends elective procedures in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis county hospitals

    Governor suspends elective procedures in Bexar, Dallas, Harris, and Travis county hospitals

    Texas governor suspends elective procedures in counties with surging COVID-19 hospitalizations

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  • COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders relax, practices are re-opening and must now follow new safety standards and guidelines.

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  • Building cultural competency

    Building cultural competency

    This article will introduce the concepts of cultural competency and health disparities and biases that may come from treating patients of different backgrounds.

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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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  • TMB publishes FAQs on rules for re-opening physician practices

    TMB publishes FAQs on rules for re-opening physician practices

    Updated May 15 — TMB has issued guidance on the new minimum standards for physician practices during COVID-19

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  • TMB releases emergency rules on re-opening

    TMB releases emergency rules on re-opening

    Rules establish minimum standards for safe practice and requires practices to post those standards.

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  • Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Updated May 11 — Issues include encouraging social distancing and screening patients for symptoms.

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