May 5, 2021

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on the Doctor-Patient Relationship

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to the doctor-patient relationship, including legal guidance on when the relationship begins and how to discharge a patient.

March 20, 2021

Risk Management Checklists: Challenges Within the Physician-Patient Relationship

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on the physician-patient relationship, including guidance on properly discontinuing the physician-patient relationship, treating patients with whom you have a close relationship and managing patient noncompliance.

January 1, 2021

Risk Management Tip: Discontinuing the Physician–Patient Relationship Properly

Once the physician-patient relationship is established, physicians have a legal and ethical obligation to provide patients with care. However, there may be circumstances when it is no longer appropriate to continue the physician-patient relationship. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

December 18, 2019

Major Chronic Health Issues Predict Elevated Mortality Rates for Millennials

A new BCBS study found that millennials are experiencing higher rates of chronic health issues than previous generations. Projections indicate that this may increase both mortality rates and healthcare costs.

February 6, 2019

Shared Decision-Making Improves Patient Satisfaction

Researchers have found that study participants exposed to shared decision-making reported “higher trust, rated their physicians more highly and were less likely to fault their physicians for the adverse outcome compared with those exposed to no decision-making.”

August 30, 2017

New Risk Management CME Module Addresses Challenges in the Physician-Patient Relationship

MLMIC’s newest risk management CME module helps physicians navigate the doctor-patient relationship. The program addresses patient behaviors that can negatively affect care and offers steps that can be taken to enhance the patient experience.