"8 Tips for Improving Patient Satisfaction" is part two of a three part video series on improving physician/patient interactions. Part two features TMLT Risk Management manager Tanya Babitch as she offers helpful risk management considerations and easy to implement tips for improving patient satisfaction with a physician practice or office.
Risk Alert — Phishing Emails Being Sent as Official OCR Communication
The Office of Civil Rights is alerting physician practices and other HIPAA-covered entities about phishing ...
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Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
If you suspect one of your patients may harm himself or others, can you report your suspicions to the police without violating patient privacy?
Top five reasons medical spas are investigated
Learn the top violations that prompt investigations of medical spas, according to the American Med Spa Association.
Technology-based errors and omissions in health care
A practice’s technology services or products can cause errors and omissions (E&O) that could lead to claims, including bodily injury to others.
TMB guidelines for medical spas
With the growing popularity of medical spas comes an increased risk of malpractice lawsuits for physicians who offer medical spa services within their practices.
What we can learn from the Capital One breach
Approximately 100 million people in the U.S. had their personal information obtained by a software engineer who gained unauthorized access to Capital One credit card applications and customer data.
Risk alert – Textured breast implants recalled
Allergan announced that they are recalling Biocell textured breast implants from the global market.
Promises to Keep
TMLT CEO Robert Donohoe on TMLT's 40th anniversary.
New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1
New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.
Texas Prescription Monitoring Program — Mandatory use delayed until March 2020
The requirement for Texas physicians to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program before prescribing certain controlled substances has been delayed until March 20.
Statute of limitations in Texas
In Texas, health care liability claims have their own statutes of limitations and how these laws are applied can be tricky.
Evaluating and treating the suicidal patient
This article explores the topic of suicide, particularly risk management considerations and legal implications for physicians and health care providers treating potentially suicidal patients.
Dr. Melinda Lopez: On the front lines with human trafficking in health care settings
An ob-gyn based in Austin, Texas, discusses her work to increase awareness of human trafficking in health care settings.
Risk alert — DEA warns of physician scam
Physicians received a fraudulent questionnaire asking for confidential information.
Risk alert: Transvaginal mesh products
More on the FDA's announcement to halt sales of transvaginal mesh products
Meet the instructor: Robert Milman, MD
Dr. Milman co-teaches TMLT’s 2019 summer CME seminar series in San Antonio and Forth Worth.
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
Get help with HR, employment issues
Learn about employment and human resources issues through the EPLI Pro website.
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.
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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