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Data Breach and Billing Audits are on the Rise

Data Breach and Billing Audits are on the Rise

Every day it seems we read about a computer data breach or theft of information from large corporations. U.S. companies reported $40 billion in losses from unauthorized use of computers by employees last year. The sheer size of the healthcare industry led to an increase in widely publicized breaches this year. In 2014 attempted attacks […]

Medical Ethics and Physician-Patient Encounters: Case Studies and Best Practices

Medical Ethics and Physician-Patient Encounters: Case Studies and Best Practices

A comatose, ventilator-dependent, car accident victim lies in an intensive care unit while her husband and her parents discuss her future quality of life and argue about what type of care she would have wanted. This scenario may initially come to mind when the average person hears the term medical ethics. However, the concept of […]

Ethical Dilemmas with Disclosing Medical Errors

Ethical Dilemmas with Disclosing Medical Errors

Truth-telling after medical error is the theme of this physician-patient interaction. In the U.S., there is broad ethical consensus supporting disclosure of known medical errors, but even so, the physician who must acknowledge a mistake faces a daunting situation. Disclosing medical errors is the theme of this physician-patient interaction resulting in a medical liability lawsuit. […]

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