TMLT Blog

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

  • 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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  • TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    Physicians could face license suspension for failure to follow governor’s COVID-19 orders

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  • TMLT extends customer service hours, adjusts premium payments during COVID-19 crisis

    TMLT is extending business hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday (CST).

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  • FAQ: Your TMLT coverage during the COVID-19 crisis

    Answers to your questions about telemedicine, scope of practice, hiring retired physicians, locum tenens, and more.

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  • Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    Coronavirus: Answers to your risk management questions

    On-demand webinar discussing: HIPAA and patient privacy; sharing PHI with public health authorities; and preparing for coronavirus in your practice.

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  • TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB, governor order postponement of elective procedures

    TMB tells physicians to postpone all non-urgent elective procedures

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  • Wellness resources available to Texas physicians

    Wellness resources available to Texas physicians

    Learn about TMA and county medical society resources

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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  • PMP deadline approaching

    PMP deadline approaching

    Physicians must check the PMP beginning March 1

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  • HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and the coronavirus

    HIPAA and public health emergencies: updates from the OCR

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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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  • Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    Cyber criminals launching more professional attacks

    As more cyber crime victims choose to pay ransom, cybercriminals are employing customer service tactics to engage with victims.

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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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  • Watch: TMLT board chairman discusses COVID-19 on Beaumont news station

    Watch: TMLT board chairman discusses COVID-19 on Beaumont news station

    Dr. Gerald "Ray" Callas, TMLT's Governing Board Chairman, was interviewed on the CBS-TV affiliate in Beaumont, TX regarding COVID-19.

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  • TMB waiver for chronic pain patients granted by Governor Abbott

    On March 19, the Texas Medical Board announced that their request to temporarily suspend certain state requirements specific to chronic pain patients has been approved by Governor Abbott.

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  • OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    OCR to waive potential HIPAA penalties during COVID-19 emergency

    HHS OCR announced it will waive potential HIPAA penalties against health care providers using telehealth services to care for patients during the COVID-19 national emergency.

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  • Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    TMLT is here to provide any guidance you need to regarding your coverage, including telemedicine, emergency relief and business interruption.

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