Top 20 in 2020

Our most visited blog posts in 2020.

  • Guidelines for the release of medical records

    Guidelines for the release of medical records

    It is imperative to have a system in place that allows the release of complete, legible, and organized records from your medical office.

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  • De-escalation techniques and resources

    De-escalation techniques and resources

    Learn how to de-escalate angry patients or diffuse a tense situation in the office.

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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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  • TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    TMB updates rules for physicians who retire, close, or leave a practice

    Retiring, closing, or leaving a practice? You can now notify patients electronically and on your website.

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  • TMB guidelines for medical spas

    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.

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  • EMTALA: Requirements for on-call physicians

    EMTALA: Requirements for on-call physicians

    Though EMTALA primarily requires hospitals that receive federal funds to perform certain acts, the law also applies to physicians who are on-call for the emergency department.

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  • TMLT provides 10% additional dividend in response to COVID-19 crisis

    TMLT provides 10% additional dividend in response to COVID-19 crisis

    New dividend will save policyholders $13 million in premium.

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  • New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New opioid prescribing limits take effect September 1

    New legislation places a 10-day limit on opioid prescriptions for acute pain.

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  • Informed refusal: When patients decline treatment

    Informed refusal: When patients decline treatment

    Case study and article on how to document the informed refusal, and recommendations that may help minimize the risk of lawsuits related to patient refusals.

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  • Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Risk management recommendations for re-opening your practice

    Updated May 11 — Issues include encouraging social distancing and screening patients for symptoms.

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  • COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    COVID-19: Guidelines for re-opening your practice

    As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders relax, practices are re-opening and must now follow new safety standards and guidelines.

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  • Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    Risk alert: Coronavirus update

    TMLT is here to provide any guidance you need to regarding your coverage, including telemedicine, emergency relief and business interruption.

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  • TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    TMB passes emergency rules enforcing ban on elective procedures

    Physicians could face license suspension for failure to follow governor’s COVID-19 orders

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  • Failure to obtain informed consent

    Failure to obtain informed consent

    A boy was born in a small medical center and evaluated one day later by a pediatrician. The results of the newborn exam were essentially normal, though the patient was noted to be a little jaundiced.

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  • TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB says PMP checks NOT required for inpatient prescribing

    TMB issued guidance stating that checking the PMP is NOT required for inpatient care.

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