Does Saying “I’m Sorry” Help or Hurt You?

There was a time when physicians wouldn’t hesitate to explain why a bad outcome occurred and offer an apology to

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Compliance: The Best Risk Management Tool

What is compliance, anyway? Something that you will know when you see it? What is an effective compliance plan? To

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Kentucky’s Medical Review Panel Act and Unanswered Questions in the Wake of Its Demise

Heralded by its proponents in Frankfort as the answer to Kentucky’s physician shortage (which was attributed to Kentucky being a

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Compliance is Crucial

In the current legal enforcement environment, it is crucial that healthcare providers prioritize compliance initiatives and programs in order to

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Revisiting Federal Physician Compensation Restrictions

Change is in the air for federal laws that restrict physician compensation. Recent requests for information from the Department of

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Kentucky’s New Telehealth Act

Back in 2014, I wrote an article for MD-Update about treating patients by “telehealth” in Kentucky.1 While Kentucky was one

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2018 Kentucky Legislative Update

The last day of the Kentucky 2018 legislative session was April 14, 2018. Here is a brief review of some

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Samhsa Releases Second Part 2 Final Rule in Major Update

LEXINGTON Not only is the opioid crisis straining the resources of our healthcare system, but the increasing need for treatment

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A Legislative Update and Review of the MRP Process

As soon as the 2018 session of the Kentucky General Assembly gaveled in on January 2, the legislature began to

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Kentucky Declines to Adopt Negligent Credentialing

LEXINGTON Kentucky’s appellate courts have debated for years on whether Kentucky allows hospitals to be sued for “negligent credentialing.” Generally,

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