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  • OSHA issues new COVID-19 rules for health care settings

    OSHA issues new COVID-19 rules for health care settings

    OSHA releases regulations on protecting health care workers from the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat fungal infection

    Failure to diagnose and treat fungal infection

    The patient sought treatment from a dermatologist for a scaly plaque on his scalp

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  • Clarification: Masks in health care facilities

    Clarification: Masks in health care facilities

    Governor's latest order likely does not affect a private practice's ability to continue requiring masks

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  • Managing difficult patients

    Managing difficult patients

    Tips for managing challenging patient relationships

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  • Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case briefs — HIPAA

    Case studies about violations of HIPAA privacy rules.

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  • Case briefs — Ransomware

    Case briefs — Ransomware

    Case studies about ransomware incidents and the investigations that follow.

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  • Case briefs — Online patient privacy

    Case briefs — Online patient privacy

    Case studies about violations of patient privacy on social media and the web.

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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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