Transition to Practice
Physician contracting: Job duties and liability insurance
Learn from the AMA about negotiating your job duties as part of your employment contract, and also about liability insurance.
5 big medical court cases that made a difference this year
Learn how the AMA has fought this year to preserve the patient-physician relationship, keep government out of the exam room, and maintain liability reforms.
E/M prep: Avoid these pitfalls in move to new office-visit codes
Office-visit coding guidelines will that take effect in 2021 will end needless documentation. The change will be smooth if physician practices prepare, and avoid some clearly identified miscues.
E/M prep: Get your coding, EHR systems ready for 2021
New office-visit coding criteria are designed to be intuitive but implementing them requires practices to incorporate some change-management strategies and perhaps some outside advice.
Medical liability market research
Find data on medical liability markets, including claim frequency, costs and premiums.
Physicians increasingly face “hybrid” medical liability claims
California plaintiffs add battery claims to skirt noneconomic damages cap in medical liability cases. The practice must be stopped.
Top court: In medical liability cases, expert testimony is a must
Court says juries can’t rely on “common knowledge” gained through ad campaigns when making decisions in cases that involve complex medical conditions.