Medical Malpractice News

17Aug, 2016

Good News for Doctors – Compensation is Going Up!

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After reviewing the Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2016, there is plenty of good, encouraging news to share! This report is based on data gathered from nearly 20,000 physicians around the country. This year’s report is full of exciting information for seasoned physicians who have been practicing for some time as well for young doctors who have many potential years of earning ahead. In short we are seeing positive trends in compensation and overall job satisfaction. According to the Medscape report the top three overall earners this year are orthopedists, […]

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 […]

29Feb, 2016

New Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records


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 […]

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, […]