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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.

Recently Added ArticlesSubscribe to RSS feed

  • JUL 22, 2014
    Orthopedic Advisory Board
    In 2014, we launched our Orthopedic Advisory Board. We invited top practitioners from around the country to join our patient safety, claims, and underwriting leaders to discuss key issues facing orthopedic physicians today.
  • JUL 22, 2014
    Physicians Given 'SAFER' Way to Implement and Use Electronic Health Records
    To address problems with electronic health records (EHR), a comprehensive suite of tools is now available for free to all physicians, medical groups, and healthcare institutions that are considering implementation or replacement of EHR.
  • JUN 25, 2014
    Rising Number of Infectious Disease Cases Creates Patient Safety Issues
    Infectious diseases and their inherent liability risks are becoming more common. This article highlights ways physicians can increase patient safety and reduce liability risks when outbreaks occur.
  • JUN 25, 2014
    Protect Your Patient, Protect Yourself
    Dental injuries continue to be one of the most common claims against anesthesia providers.
  • JUN 19, 2014
    Medical Record Retention
    A number of variables affect the length of time a physician should keep a medical record, such as state and federal laws, medical board and association policies, and the type of record (for example, an adult patient versus a pediatric patient record).

 

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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