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We provide the tools you need to help reduce risk and keep your practice safe.

Ten Tips for ICD-10 Transition

Ten Tips for ICD-10 Transition

The deadline for implementation of ICD-10 is October 1, 2015.
These helpful tips can help practices make a successful transition to the new coding system.

Specialty Advisory Boards

We bring together top practitioners from around the country to discuss specialty-specific patient safety issues.

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Top Tips for Avoiding HIPAA Violations

Texting can lead to HIPAA violations—learn how to reduce your risk in this video risk tip.

Mid-level Practitioner Liability—Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan

Mid-level Practitioner Liability—
Preventive Action and Loss Reduction Plan

Learn strategies that can help you avoid liability risks when hiring or working with mid-level practitioners.

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  • SEP 12, 2014
    Cybersecurity Resources
    Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year and causes organizations to devote substantial time and resources to keeping their information secure. These resources can help you protect your practice from this emerging area of risk.
  • SEP 04, 2014
    Conflicting Guidelines on Mammograms Can Pose Risks
    Breast cancer screening guidelines issued by national organizations and medical specialties have inconsistent recommendations about mammogram screening ages and intervals, which can create potential liability for delayed or missed diagnoses. Learn how to reduce these mammography risks.
  • SEP 01, 2014
    The Internet: Friend or Foe to Physicians
    Physicians must use care in dealing with Internet review sites used by consumers.
  • AUG 22, 2014
    Be Cybersecure: Protect Patient Records, Avoid Fines, and Safeguard Your Reputation
    Cybercrime costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars each year—and healthcare organizations are the most frequently attacked. This article outlines steps you can take to be fully compliant with HIPAA privacy and security rules and to avoid breaches.
  • AUG 01, 2014
    Medical Records Disposition When Closing a Practice
    The physician or physician group practice is responsible for making appropriate arrangements for the disposition of medical records when a practice closes.

 

Connect with Our Patient Safety Experts

When you need personal attention, call on our dedicated patient safety risk managers. Connect with us at (800) 421-2368, extension 1243, or at patientsafety@thedoctors.com to learn how we can support your practice.

Clinical Tools and Programs

Arbitration Program 
We offer resources on physician-patient arbitration for California and Florida members.

EHR and Telemedicine Resource Center
Avoid potential liability risks associated with new technologies.

FDA Drug Alerts
Sign up for the PDR Network, a secure, free online service that delivers urgent FDA drug and medical device alerts to health care practitioners.

 

Informed Consent Resources
Manage patients’ expectations with more than 100 sample forms.

Interactive Guides/Site Surveys
Uncover areas of potential liability in your practice with our self-paced guides.

Specialty Advisory Boards
We work with top practitioners from around the country to identify and resolve critical issues facing medicine today.

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