MLMIC has released its Fall 2017 issue of MLMIC’s Dateline® newsletter. Published twice a year (spring and fall), Dateline® focuses on risk management issues and improving patient safety, as well as keeping MLMIC policyholders apprised of changes in underwriting procedures, legal matters, legislative affairs, and many other matters of interest to physicians and healthcare facilities
In the Fall issue:
Use of Unlicensed Medical Assistants in the Physician’s Office
A significant number of physicians inappropriately use medical assistants or other unlicensed staff to assist in treating their patients in clinical settings and private offices and are unaware of the dangers of doing so.
Social Media: Responding to Unflattering Online Reviews
Used for social networking, professional networking, media sharing, blogging, and research and information gathering, the number of patients and healthcare professionals using social media has exploded in recent years.
Risk Management Tip #22
The Proper Use of Patient Portals.