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Oct 24 2014

To “OR” or not to “OR”; that is the question.

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Dr. Carolyn Lobo received a metaphorical “rectal exam” from two Boards of Medicine – first California; then Ohio.

 

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Oct 24 2014

Ebola and HIPAA. Who, Me?

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When Ebola became big news at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, the names of infected patients also become news. Many have scratched their heads wondering how these disclosures failed to trigger HIPAA concerns.

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Oct 17 2014

Surgical Warranties – Here They Come

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It’s common knowledge that the US healthcare system is the priciest in the world. Some healthcare systems are testing new financial models to see if they can squeeze more efficiencies beyond the status quo. Warranties.

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Oct 17 2014

First Ebola Death in US. Is the First Ebola Lawsuit Far Behind?

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Thomas Duncan returned from Liberia and presented to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital with fever and abdominal pain. He was released with symptomatic treatment and returned 3 days later. Sadly, he died of Ebola.

 

The family of the first Ebola victim in the U.S. will “probably” take legal action against the Dallas hospital, where he died this week, a spokesman for his fiancee stated.

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Oct 09 2014

2,610 Hospitals Just Got Screwed by Medicare

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Spare the rod and spoil the child.

 

Medicare fined 2,610 hospitals, a record, for too many re-admissions.

 

Interestingly, the national rate for readmissions is getting lower. Still, last year, 18% of Medicare patients were re-admitted within a month. Medicare believes these re-admissions costs them $26 billion; and that $17 billion comes from potentially avoidable readmissions.

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Oct 09 2014

Loss of Consortium in Med-Mal Cases for Same-Sex Couples

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In a typical medical malpractice case, the patient is the plaintiff, seeking a remedy for the injury caused by the doctor’s negligence.

 

There’s a second type of claim – loss of consortium. Many laypeople narrowly interpret “loss of consortium” as an injury experienced by the patient’s spouse in not being able to enagage in and enjoy sexual relations. But, “loss of consortium” is much broader. It applies to deprivation of benefits of a family relationship.

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