Two topics of particular relevance at the 2017 Joint Advocacy Conference were IPAB repeal and medical liability reform, both of which have legislative initiatives currently gaining momentum in Congress.
Medical liability concerns still rate high on the list of concerns by cardiologists, despite State tort reforms in the past decade that have resulted in fewer claims made against physicians and subsequent decreased malpractice insurance pricing.
Primary care physicians (PCPs) often refer patients to specialists when they face a complicated or perplexing diagnosis, or one that is beyond their purview. But is that always the right decision for the patient? Some experts say that it absolutely is, but others say knowing the patient is more valuable than being an expert in one specific area.
Does your medical liability insurance increase when you incorporate laser procedures in practice? David Goldberg, M.D., J.D., offers his legal expertise during the Laser Roundtable at Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2014. Michael Gold, M.D., asks about the legal benefits of patients signing waivers for at-home device treatments.