TMLT Blog

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

  • What does it mean to be a medical director?

    What does it mean to be a medical director?

    From a legal and liability perspective, a “medical director” is a physician who serves in an administrative capacity as head of an organized medical staff

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  • Deadline to Report 2018 HIPAA Breaches Approaching

    If you experienced a HIPAA breach that affected fewer than 500 individuals in 2018, the deadline to report that breach to HHS is March 1.

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  • HHS releases voluntary cyber security practices

    HHS released voluntary cyber security practices to the health care industry with the aim of providing practice guidelines to reduce cyber security risks.

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  • Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Update: New schedule II prescription forms required by June 1

    Texas physicians will be required to use new schedule II prescription forms beginning June 1, 2019.

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  • New vital statistics registry now live

    New vital statistics registry now live

    Texas physicians should be using new vital statistics registry

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  • Texas informed consent lists revised

    Texas informed consent lists revised

    The TMDP has revised the lists of medical and surgical procedures that require the disclosure of specific risks and informed consent.

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  • A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    A group admin explains what business interruption really means

    What happens when a system failure brings down the EMR?

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  • Our Paper Empire

    Our Paper Empire

    When it was all recorded by hand on paper

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  • TMLT Business Card (circa 1987)

    TMLT Business Card (circa 1987)

    Let me give you my card . . .

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  • We're Open for Business

    We're Open for Business

    Our first ad

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  • Then and Now . . . TMLT.org

    Then and Now . . . TMLT.org

    20 years on the web

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  • TMLT Gives Back

    TMLT Gives Back

    Policyholder rewards

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  • The Texas Medical Board: Then and Now

    The Texas Medical Board: Then and Now

    A review of significant TMB changes and trends over the last 40 years.

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  • The TMLT Story

    The TMLT Story

    TMLT's founders created their own company to provide the kind of service and support Texas physicians deserved.

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  • Physician Communication: Then and Now

    Physician Communication: Then and Now

    It is essential to understand that despite the advances in telecommunication tools, the law has changed very little.

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  • Communication Gadgets: Then and Now

    Communication Gadgets: Then and Now

    From beepers to Smartphones

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  • TMLT, Texas, and "Ten-gallon Tort Reform"

    TMLT, Texas, and "Ten-gallon Tort Reform"

    TMLT has a long-standing record of advocating for physicians and the medical community.

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  • TMLT Risk Management: Then and Now

    TMLT Risk Management: Then and Now

    Risk management services are an integral part of TMLT’s commitment to physicians.

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  • From the Closed Claim Files: A Surprise for the Plaintiff's Expert

    From the Closed Claim Files: A Surprise for the Plaintiff's Expert

    The judge ruled that the plaintiff’s expert was not qualified. But he didn't stop there.

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  • From the Closed Claim Files: An Abandoned Case

    From the Closed Claim Files: An Abandoned Case

    A trial ends unexpectedly

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