It is important to determine why a patient is angry, and whether the anger can be traced back to dissatisfaction with their healthcare experience. Terminating treatment of disruptive patients who are legitimately upset or angry because of service failures or unanticipated outcomes of treatment can increase a patient’s propensity to file a lawsuit.Learn More »
Balancing personal and family time with your responsibilities as a physician may be one of your biggest challenges, especially if you are a self-employed physician in a solo or small practice since time off can mean no income for you and your staff. If you have wrestled with striking a balance between running your practice and having time for yourself and your family, there’s hope. Hiring a locum tenens during your absence may provide a solution that will allow you to take time off work to re-energize both body and mind and return to work with a renewed focus and sense of purpose without a negative financial impact.Learn More »
Under HIPAA, a subpoena that is not accompanied by an order from a court or administrative agency does not allow the clinic to release medical records unless certain conditions are met.
There are three primary sets of conditions that allow a Clinic to release medical records in response to a subpoena, which we discuss in this article.
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A carefully planned and executed patient notification process is the key to ensuring continuity of care and minimizing liability risk when retiring or closing a practice. The method by which you inform patients should be based on whether they are active or inactive. Consider the following recommendations:Learn More »
Many radiology claims involve fragmented care and lack of reliable information with which to support clinical decisions, which leads to patient injury. Quality improvement programs (QIP) can increase patient safety, decrease liability risk and increase practice revenue.1Learn More »