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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.
The author examines factors that have contributed to the current physician liability insurance crisis and strategies for managing risk more effectively .
This article offers tips to help physicians who are facing malpractice claims effectively defend their care in depositions.
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.
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.
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.
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.