ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Malpractice and liability
The author describes the top ten reasons family physicians get sued and offers risk reduction strategies.
You know it's really good advice if you want to hear it again.
This article weighs the options of various corporate structures (e.g., C corporations, S corporations, LLCs, partnerships) for forming physician practices and describes their strengths and weaknesses.
This article describes what physicians should do when they plan to leave their current practice, including how to notify patients and colleagues, and what difficulties they can expect to encounter.
This article offers practical tips to physicians who are buying -- or whose employer is supplying -- malpractice insurance. It addresses issues such as types of coverage, exclusions, content, tail payment, etc.)
The author describes strategies for managing malpractice risk more effectively .
Invites readers to submit tips to supplement Roberts article in this issue.
Physicians interested in volunteering to care for the uninsured are often concerned about liability issues. This article educates physicians about federal and state liability laws.
This article identifies and defines the key terms contained in most physicians' employment contracts.
A health care attorney and expert in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) answers readers questions about the pending regulations.