Significant Amendments to Kentucky’s Health Insurance Utilization Review Laws

During the 2019 Regular Session, the Kentucky General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 54, which goes into effect January 1,

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Kentucky Tort Reform Update: The Certificate of Merit Act

Tort reform has been a hot-button issue in Kentucky for many years. The phrase “tort reform” refers generally to changes

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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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