Medical Malpractice News

25Mar, 2016

Five Bizarre Allergies You May Not Know About

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Achoo!  Spring time means it’s allergy season for a lot of people.  The buds on the trees, the flowers opening up, and the beginning of grass cutting season often result in coughing, sneezing, and itching.  It’s a yearly occurrence we’re all accustomed to, but in the vein of sharing some uncommon insights on an annual event that may specifically afflict some of your patients we’re sharing five unusual allergies that you need to be prepared to treat this year.  A couple of these don’t seem too far fetched, but others are down-right […]
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29Feb, 2016

New Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records

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When electronic health records (EHRs) first came on the scene the healthcare industry and medical malpractice insurance companies believed they would reduce the risk of medical malpractice claims. One of the main reasons for this belief was that many of the common malpractice risks at the time were connected to paper, handwritten medical records. Doctors are notorious for having poor handwriting, and in a great deal of malpractice cases they couldn’t even read their own writing. Adding to the problem was a system where a doctor or nurse could easily […]
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22Jul, 2015

Are You Ready for ICD-10?

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As a medical provider or practice administrator are you prepared to transition to ICD-10? Many practices are ready for the new system, but some are way behind and will have medical claims rejected if they aren’t using the appropriate codes. In order to avoid billing problems with Medicare and Medicaid medical providers need to get up to speed on ICD-10. The World Health Organization has created the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases, called ICD-10. It is a system of codes for medical records that includes diseases, symptoms, […]
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15Apr, 2015

Doctors Declare Victory in Fight Over Medicare Reimbursements

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Many in the healthcare community are celebrating today. Yesterday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (H.R.2), thus staving off a 21% decrease in Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect today, April 15th. But this bill is different than what we’ve seen in the past, this bill eliminates the formula that causes these crisis moments that in the past have been addressed with short-term extensions. The Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) was introduced in 1997, and has been a source of frustration […]
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