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Texas Medical Board issues proposed rule restricting online prescribing

February 04, 2017, by Lexicology

Last week, the Texas Medical Board issued a proposed rule (the “Rule”) clarifying that physicians must perform a face-to-face or in-person physical examination of a patient prior to issuing a prescription or risk sanctions for unprofessional conduct. The Rule states that a physician cannot prescribe any drug “without first establishing a...
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Class Action Lawsuit Hits Michigan Professional Health Program

January 17, 2017, by State Physician Health Programs Scurry to Avoid Legal Action, Doctors Outraged

A lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in March against the organization that monitors impaired professionals for the Michigan State Board of Medicine, alleging constitutional violations, financial conflicts, lack of oversight, and due process. Three mid-level providers are claiming damages as a result of actions taken by the Health...
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Focusing on the issues
Focusing on the issues
Moments lost
Moments lost

OIG Recommends Greater Scrutiny for Hospice Services in ALFs

January 01, 2017, by Jacob Harper, Howard Young, Morgan Lewis

The OIG’s recently released study examining Medicare hospice claims from 2007 to 2012 calls for targeted reviews of hospices that receive a high proportion of their payments for care in assisted living facilities.

The evaluation and policy division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General...
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Fraud
Fraud
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HCMP Here to assist

Replacing doctors with Nurses and PAC - troubles coming

December 25, 2016, by

Declining providers with expert ability to address complex needs. Obama care flooding current doctors, restricting your access, pushing down standards. Expectations are that medical malpractice will sky rocket.
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neglected

Settlement preferred.

December 11, 2016, by www.healthcare-malpractice.com

90% claims against doctors hospitals and pharmacies settle in favor of the victim.

Your settlement is waiting and it does not require half of the value to go toward legal and expert opinions. A better opinion is here at www.healthcare-malpractice.com
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wrong patient
wrong patient

Malpractice Reform Efforts Hit a Time Crunch

December 04, 2016, by Wayne J. Guglielmo, MA

The clock is ticking for Georgia lawmakers who would like to revamp the state's medical malpractice system, explains a January 14 posting on Georgia Health News.[7]

The time crunch is the result of a legislative session that has been shortened to accommodate party primaries, which will be held in May.

GOP State Senator...
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