Medical Malpractice: Telemedicine

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Telemedincine: Medical Malpratice Liability vs Benefit The year 2020 saw unprecedented growth in the utilization of Telemedicine due to the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. Around 42% of Americans state they have used a Telemedicine video consult during the pandemic, according to a current poll1. Telemedicine growth persists at a remarkable rate as an increasing number of…

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Medical Malpractice: Risks of Nonphysician Provider Care

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Medical-Malpractice Risks & Legal Liability of Non-Physician Provider Care With healthcare costs rising each year at ~5% per year 1, there is a push by insurance companies, hospital boards, and governments to reduce costs. A recent trend over the past decade in the United States is to employ the use of Nurse Practitioners (NP) and…

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Atherectomy in PVI: Time to Follow the Guidelines?

JACC: Use of Atherectomy During Index Peripheral Vascular Interventions

JACC: Atherectomy in Peripheral Vascular Interventions Keywords Cardiology, cardiac procedures, atherectomy; endovascular; femoropopliteal disease; peripheral artery disease; peripheral vascular interventions. At a glance Intro: Recently published study on the Use of Atherectomy During Index Peripheral Vascular Interventions   JACC Editorial comments from: Dmitriy N. Feldman and Andrew J.P. Klein DISCLAIMER: Dr. Dalawari shares interesting and relevant medical-legal…

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Atherectomy in Peripheral Vascular Interventions

JACC: Use of Atherectomy During Index Peripheral Vascular Interventions

JACC: Atherectomy in Peripheral Vascular Interventions Keywords Cardiology, cardiac procedures, atherectomy; endovascular; femoropopliteal disease; peripheral artery disease; peripheral vascular interventions. At a glance Intro: A large cohort study of 2019 Medicare fee-for-service claims from 58,552 patients treated by 1,627 physicians looks at procedural volumes, device choices and frequency of use of atherectomy in PVI (Peripheral…

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Cardiologist PAYS $2M to Resolve Unnecessary Medical Tests Claims

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Michigan Cardiologist Group Pays $2 Million (US) to Resolve Unnecessary Testing Claims Keywords Cardiology, cardiac testing & procedures, unnecessary medical testing At a glance Intro: This article discusses a recent case in Michigan where a Cardiologist and his medical group paid $2 million (US) in a long-running legal case to settle unnecessary medical tests claims.…

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