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Catastrophic Med Mal Payouts

While most claims are a result of issues surrounding communication, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, have reviewed claims from 2004 to 2010 with catastrophic payouts, or any award given to a patient that exceeds $1 million.  Why? For one reason, Johns Hopkins represents 8% of all paid malpractice claims. These researchers at Johns Hopkins want to improve […]

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Medicare Audits: A Necessary Evil?

The news regarding Government Regulatory Audits seems to be showcasing a discussion on the necessities of the audits, but questions the effectiveness, ethical practices, and accountability. On one hand, Forbes.com released an opinion piece laying out the argument for why oversight is necessary, not just for the Government program but for the physician providers. “Over the past […]

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Patient Graduates from Google University

As we enter into this Labor Day weekend, we hope you’ll enjoy this video spoof on House of Cards from ZDoggMD.com where Dr. Underwood deals with a patient who has graduated from “Google University.” Our office will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 but will re-open during normal operating hours on Tuesday, September 2nd. Have a great and […]

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Do you still think it can’t happen to you?

In today’s healthcare industry, data breaches and inappropriate use of social media are making major headlines. Some healthcare providers may be unaware of their potential exposures to these risks. It’s important to note how fine the line is with HIPAA when a physician uses any electronic device, and/or engages in online in social media. While it may seem […]

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Physicians: Helpers Not Healers

One of the most prominent physician blogs online today is that of KevinMD.com, which recently ran a post written by Rob Lamberts MD, offering the idea that physicians are helpers, not healers. You can read the full article here: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/07/doctors-helpers-healers.html Dr. Lamberts writes, “I’ve heard many doctors refer to themselves as “healers,” as if we have […]

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