June 14, 2021

ADA and Federal Government Align on Priorities to End Opioid Epidemic

The Biden-Harris Administration recently released its Statement of Drug Policy Priorities to continue the effort to end the opioid epidemic. The list works in tandem with the American Dental Association’s similar goals to curb opioid use. Knowledge about opioid prescription misuse is crucial for dentists, who prescribe 1 in 10 opioid prescriptions in the United States.

January 4, 2021

New Issue of “The Scope: Medical Edition” Features Guidance on Utilizing Telehealth in Your Practice

The newest issue of The Scope: Medical Edition, MLMIC’s risk management publication, is now available online and offers the latest health, legal, risk management and insurance information.

May 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Prescription Medications and Patient Safety

Medication errors result in a significant portion of medical liability claims. Careful attention to detail in prescribing and monitoring the use of medications promotes patient health and safety. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

March 6, 2019

A Reminder from NYSDOH About Opioid Treatment Plan Requirement

NYS Public Health Law requires that a written treatment plan be placed in the patient’s medical record when a practitioner prescribes opioids for pain management for longer than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing.