TMLT Blog

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

  • 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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  • FDA Updates Design and Labeling of Pentax Medical Duodenoscope, Model ED-3490TK

    On February 7, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared an update to the design and labeling for Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscopes. Recommendations included.

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  • How Much Cyber Insurance Do You Need?

    As cyber attacks in health care continue, many practices may be asking this question.

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  • Allscripts EHRs Fall Victim to Ransomware Attacks

    EHR company Allscripts is still working to recover from a ransomware attack on Thursday, January 18, affecting two of its national data centers.

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  • 2018 TMLT Scholarship Applications Now Available

    2018 TMLT Scholarship Applications Now Available

    TMLT to offer one $10,000 scholarship.

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  • Deadline to Report 2017 HIPAA Breaches Approaching

    If you experienced a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals in 2017, the deadline to report that breach to HHS is the end of February.

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  • FDA Requires Changes to Labeling for Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines

    The FDA is requiring safety labeling changes to limit the use of prescription cough and cold medicines containing opioids in patients younger than 18 years old.

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  • Cyber Security: Physical Safeguards Are Important Too

    Protecting sensitive data involves a variety of physical safeguards.

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