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.

September 20, 2020

Risk Management Checklists: Patient Communication

MLMIC encourages policyholders to review these important Risk Management Checklists on patient communication, including guidance on after hours calls, communication between consulting and referring physicians, sharing test results and communicating with low health literacy patients.

September 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Using Chaperones During Physical Examinations

Providers must recognize that, at any time, a patient may make a complaint to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct alleging that he or she was the victim of a physician’s sexual misconduct. Having a chaperone present during intimate physical examinations may be beneficial to both the physician and the patient. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

September 1, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Managing Patients with Chronic Pain

The management of chronic pain through the prescription of controlled medication poses challenges and risks to both the patient and the healthcare provider. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.

August 26, 2020

MLMIC’s Third Quarter Edition of The Scope: Medical Edition is Now Available Online

The newest issue of The Scope: Medical Edition includes considerations for telehealth and cybersecurity, a case study on delayed treatment due to the late discovery of a patient’s family history and more.

August 15, 2020

Risk Management Tip: Effective Communication with Patients

Effective communication is the cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship. Patients’ perceptions of physician communication skills may impact the potential for allegations of malpractice. Review this Risk Management Tip from MLMIC to reinforce related policies and protocols within your practice or facility.