Risk management

Jan 2003 Issue
Providing Charity Care: A Primer on Liability Risk [Feature]

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.

Oct 2002 Issue
Understanding the Physician Liability Insurance Crisis [Feature]

The author examines factors that have contributed to the current physician liability insurance crisis and strategies for managing risk more effectively .

Jul-Aug 2001 Issue
Depositions: Defending Your Care [Feature]

This article offers tips to help physicians who are facing malpractice claims effectively defend their care in depositions.

May 2001 Issue
Coping With the Stress of Being Sued [Feature]

The author describes the legal stages of a malpractice suit, the accompanying emotions physicans may experience as they go through each stage and effective coping mechanisms they can use to keep stress levels in check.

Oct 2000 Issue
Documenting High-Risk Cases to Avoid Malpractice Liability [Feature]

The author gives a review of high-risk malpractice areas family physicians most commonly face and how, by understanding the pitfalls of these areas, family physicians can know how to best document care in these areas.

Oct 2000 Issue
Navigating the Patient Appeals Process [Feature]

This article explains why physicians should appeal some health plan denials with their patients, and it gives suggestions about how to improve their chances when they do appeal.

Mar 2000 Issue
Documentation Tips for Reducing Malpractice Risk [Feature]

Author will share documentation techniques that may improve the quality of medical communication between health care professionals and patients and decrease a provider's risk of being charged with malpractice.

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