Practice Management News

ACA has led to reduced cost burden for lowest to middle income households

ACA has led to reduced cost burden for lowest to middle income households

The Affordable Care Act is associated with moderate reductions in the cost burden for the lowest-, low-, and middle-income households.

Congress urged to reverse CMS clinician payment policy

Congress urged to reverse CMS clinician payment policy

Healthcare organizations are calling on Congress to reverse the new CMS policy that has the potential to jeopardize patient access to Part B drug therapies.

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.

Legal Advisor

Sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment at work

A nurse in a VA facility files a complaint against a clinician, which ends with a criminal conviction.

A dosage change over the phone

A clinician makes a dosage change for a patient during a telephone call, which leads to a lawsuit.

Clinicians in a contract dispute

Two NPs in practice together end up in court after one loses her license.

Malpractice News

Malpractice News

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

California penalties on medical errors do not reduce errors

A program in California where hospitals are penalized for preventable medical errors has failed to reduce the number of errors.

New York's proposed "Lavern's Law" halted in state legislature

A law aimed at helping victims of medical malpractice did not pass the New York State Legislature.

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