Medical Malpractice News

5Jan, 2017

Looking Back and Looking Forward

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    Well, it is that time of year again; 2016 is over and the resolutions have begun in preparation for the next 365 days. This week you may have noticed your co-workers showing up to work promptly after a tough morning workout, your friends are all ordering salads at lunch, and everyone around you seems to be unusually organized. We experience all of this plus plenty of reflection at the start of every New Year, but this year we leave 2016 with a lot more on our minds. It […]
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8Dec, 2016

What is MACRA?

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Every couple of years, seemingly out of nowhere, a new hot topic pops up in the healthcare industry. Not long ago HIPAA compliance was all that was talked about, before that RAC Audits, SGR fix, Affordable Care Act, and on and on.  With each new push for something new comes a new wave of fear in the medical community.  The latest buzz in healthcare seems to be MACRA, MIPS, and APMs, and the anxiety is rising as providers try to understand how it works, and how it affects them.  In […]
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23Nov, 2016

Will Practicing Population Health Management Reduce Medical Malpractice Risk?

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Medical malpractice insurance companies are enthusiastic about practices that improve healthcare and patient safety. Sometimes that enthusiasm results in lower medical malpractice insurance premiums for physicians, but sometimes companies’ rates are slower to respond to new innovations than healthcare providers would like. With the current push toward a goal of improving quality of care while reducing costs, Population Health Management (PHM) is presented as one way to reach that goal. While providers are eager to see lower premiums, most medical malpractice insurance companies are taking a wait-and-see approach. The insurance […]
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11Nov, 2016

Are Your Text Messages HIPAA Compliant?

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One of the most convenient ways to communicate is through text messaging. However, in the world of medicine and privacy laws, it is not so easy. The problem with SMS text messaging is that it is not compliant with the requirements under the HIPAA privacy rule. There are not secure data banks where the information is stored and there is no secure way to ensure the intended party received the text. Regular SMS texting is not a safe or legal option and can cost as much as $50,000.00 per unsecured […]
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3Nov, 2016

Halloween & Healthcare – Talking Diabetes

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What do you usually think about when you hear the word Halloween? Trick or treating, costumes and candy! Sugar, Sugar, Sugar! It is a fun night for children to get dressed up, grab a bag, run around the neighborhood ,and collect lots of yummy, sugary, candy! We’ve all done it and, needless to say, it was always a good time. So, eQuoteMD thought this would be a good time to discuss a disease which deals directly with sugar.  
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