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Risk Management Tips: Promoting Communication Between the Referring and the Consulting Dentists

Dental practices should develop protocols for tracking consultations, including patient compliance, and documenting conversations between referring and consulting dentists. In addition, patients’ dental records should reflect referral compliance (or non-compliance) and include related correspondence.

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Does Better Communication with Patients Result in Fewer Lawsuits?

Good relationships with patients are important not only to patient health but also, according to the article’s author, “Doctors sued most often were complained about by patients twice as much as those who were not, and poor communication was the most common complaint.”

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PICC Line Concerns

It is the obligation of the original treating physician to appropriately follow up with the patient to arrange for removal of the PICC line.

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Breach Notification Under HIPAA – When Health Information is Compromised

When protections fail and Patient Health Information is compromised, HIPAA requires covered healthcare providers to notify patients, HHS and, in some cases, the media.

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