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Medicine & the Law

Genetic testing law

The problem of rapidly changing and significant clinical information requiring special use restrictions is not unprecedented. The case of genetic testing is presented in detail.

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Medicare chart documentation

The most effective preventive risk management program for physicians is to maintain records from which anyone can determine what patient services were provided and to properly code the bills derived from those records. Some advice from former government insiders.

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Avoiding liability for HMO denials

Physicians remain a favorite target in malpractice cases involving denial of treatment or referrals by managed care companies. Judicious record-keeping of office consultation, use of patient consent forms and investigation of HMO policies and track records are discussed as strategies to minimize your exposure to managed care company liability.

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Legalities of selling a nonprofit

Duties of a board of directors, federal and state safeguards, and charitable asset requirements physicians should know, particularly those who are board members of a nonprofit contemplating selling their operating assets to for-profit businesses.

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