Malpractice

AMA: Medical Liability Reforms on the Horizon

AMA: Medical Liability Reforms on the Horizon

Medical liability reforms are likely to be advanced and challenged in 2016, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Understanding Legal Limits of Telemedicine

Understanding Legal Limits of Telemedicine

Providers should ensure they hold proper medical license and have medical liability coverage.

Volunteer Physicians Should Consider Legal Risks

Volunteer Physicians Should Consider Legal Risks

Immunity laws vary by state; liability policies vary coverage outside of regular practice.

Malpractice Settlements Often Include Nondisclosure Clauses

Malpractice Settlements Often Include Nondisclosure Clauses

Academic health system uses nondisclosure clauses in most malpractice settlement agreements.

Considering Legal Issues Associated With Physician Extenders

Considering Legal Issues Associated With Physician Extenders

Understanding legal issues allows effective use of physician extenders, who can be beneficial in health care.

Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Key steps should be taken to minimize the potential risk of liability resulting from use of telemedicine.

Malpractice Premiums Vary With Workload, Practice Size

Malpractice Premiums Vary With Workload, Practice Size

Significant fluctuations in malpractice payments were noted based on doctors' age, location, workload and practice size.

Malpractice Payments Down in U.S.

Malpractice Payments Down in U.S.

The number of medical malpractice payments and compensation payment amounts and liability insurances costs have declined.

Noneconomic Damages Caps Decrease Malpractice Payments

Noneconomic Damages Caps Decrease Malpractice Payments

The adoption of noneconomic damages caps reduces average malpractice payments by 15%.

Malpractice Reform Didn't Prevent Expensive Medical Testing

Malpractice Reform Didn't Prevent Expensive Medical Testing

Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests.

NIH to Study Effects of Malpractice Risk, Financial Incentives on Cardiac Testing

NIH to Study Effects of Malpractice Risk, Financial Incentives on Cardiac Testing

The NIH has granted $2 million to study the effects of malpractice risk and financial incentives on cardiac testing.

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