• Should You Opt Out of Medicare? Pros and Cons Many physicians are fed up with Medicare's rules, reimbursement, and reporting requirements. But before letting your patient panel go, consider the possible benefits and risks.
  • Lawsuit if You Don't Disclose Your Lack of Expertise? It's hard to become expert on a procedure if you don't keep getting experience, but must you tell your patient how many (or few) of the procedures you have done?
  • Doctors Mistake Toddler's Spider Bite for Cigarette Burn; More Parents put in jeopardy with child protective services; providing free care doesn't protect physician from lawsuit; huge award for a woman whose eye disease went undetected.
  • An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors Malpractice lawsuits don't just happen randomly. Here are the major reasons patients reach out to attorneys to seek a legal resolution.
  • Smart End-of-Year Tax Tips: 2018 Most people put off thinking about taxes for as long as possible. But by following a few simple strategies before the end of the year, you can save a bundle come next April.
 

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  • CV Risk Assessment: A Process, Not a Calculation   Tips on how to estimate, personalize, and reclassify patient risk in light of the new cholesterol guidelines. Dr Blaha walks through a typical patient case with guideline writer Dr Lloyd-Jones
  • Conflicts of Interest: Is Disclosure Enough?   Disclosures and conflicts of interest: Dr George Lundberg discusses recent issues in American medicine.
 

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