Free app helps physicians reduce risk
Physicians Practice, the practice management resource for physicians and medical office staff, has released the latest issue of its free tablet application, available from the App Store. This issue includes advice from peers and practice management experts to help physicians reduce risk and improve efficiency in their day-to-day operations, according to an announcement by UBM Medica US in Norwalk, CT.
According to results from UBM Medica’s 2013 Great American Physician Survey, one-third of the respondents have been sued for malpractice, and one-fifth have been threatened with a lawsuit.
To help doctors mitigate their risk of being sued, this issue of the Physicians Practice tablet app provides tips on taking a proactive approach to malpractice risk in "Avoiding Common Malpractice Pitfalls." The article is accompanied by pointers to improve patient communication and advice from an insurance expert on the factors driving malpractice suits in 2014.
Also included are results from Physicians Practice’s annual Fee Schedule Survey, the only national examination of how much physicians are paid for common services by payers.
Other topics featured in the issue include technology mistakes that put practices at risk of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).