November 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Communicating and Following-Up Critical Test Results

The communication of test results is an important part of providing care and may involve various healthcare professionals. Test results may be over-looked, lost, or scanned into the wrong record. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

November 5, 2020

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on Hospital Related Issues

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to hospital related issues, including addendums to the medical record and use of nurse practitioners.

November 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Managing Drug Seeking Patients

Healthcare professionals share in the responsibility for minimizing prescription drug abuse and drug diversion. Physicians are tasked with differentiating patients in need of effective pain management from those who may be seeking drugs for inappropriate reasons. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

October 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Handling Patients’ Complaints Properly

Patient satisfaction is an integral part of providing healthcare, regardless of the clinical setting. All physician office practices should have a policy or protocol in place to address patient complaints. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

October 5, 2020

Attorneys Respond to Medical Professional Liability FAQs on Informed Consent

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review attorneys’ answers to frequently asked questions on medical professional liability related to informed consent, including legal guidance on who’s responsible for obtaining it and which situations require it.

October 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Promoting Communication Between Referring and Consulting Physicians

Lack of communication between providers may result in poor coordination of care. This may include a delay in diagnosis or treatment, the failure to order diagnostic testing or act upon abnormal test results, or the failure to prescribe appropriate medications. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

October 1, 2020

New Issue of “The Scope: Medical Edition” Features Guidance on Avoiding Social Media Pitfalls

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.