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NEWS: Medscape Malpractice Report 2015 Released

Every year, Medscape sends out a survey to gauge how physicians and healthcare specialists regard their malpractice suits: how likely they feel that they will have a claim, what specialties and demographics get sued the most, and even how defendants feel about plaintiff lawyers. With over 4000 survey respondents, this report puts a magnifying glass …

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

The U.S. healthcare system is coping with a physician shortage, rising healthcare costs, and strained hospital capacity. Hospital administrators are struggling to reduce readmission rates, and the system is struggling to find a model that will work. Urgent care centers seem to be benefiting from the changing healthcare landscape. In 2013 there were nearly 9,000 locations …

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California Medical Malpractice Initiative Qualifies For November 2014 Elections

California physicians will be facing an upcoming battle in the golden state (California) in the coming month’s. If Obamacare wasn’t enough to leave you shaking your head, a new initiative that aims to increase liability limits for physicians is coming to a ballot box near you. Physicians who practice in California are currently limited to …

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Fla. Supreme Court tosses medical malpractice caps

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Caps placed on how much money people can receive in cases where a doctor’s mistakes led to a patient’s death were declared unconstitutional by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. The lawsuit limits were part of a law then-Republican Gov. Jeb Bush pushed in 2003 in an effort to lower the …

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“Never Events” Study and Changes In Their Reimbursement

Never Events are incidents which should never occur in a medical practice, incidents which are absolutely inexcusable.  As of October 1, 2008, Medicare (CMS) and other carriers no longer reimburse  for Never Events.  The facilities and practitioners themselves will be held accountable and responsible, and must still provide care for patients that suffer a Never …

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