"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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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. Melina 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.
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.
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.
What's in a name?
A company by any other name is not the same.
Physicians and distracting devices
As smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices become commonplace in health care, the risk for mistakes increases.
Ransomware is cyber extortion
Ransomware is a form of cyber extortion — and a serious business risk. Also considered "electronic vandalism," ransomware can corrupt or destroy your data.
Trust Rewards balances now on myTMLT
View your balance on the TMLT member portal
2019 TMLT scholarship applications now available
TMLT will award one $10,000 scholarship in August 2019 to a Texas medical student.
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