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Legal Obligations for Opioid Prescribers

A new opioid control law in North Carolina brings a nearly immediate effect on physicians and health care providers.

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What Providers Need to Know About New Jersey’s Chaperone Policy

One of our New Jersey defense attorneys offers guidance for physicians and practices about that state’s law regulating sensitive provider/patient interactions.

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Minimizing EHR Vendor Transfer Glitches

Suggestions for how to enable a smooth transition from one EHR vendor to another.

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What the eClinicalWorks Settlement Means for Practices

Guidance for practices wondering if the move affects their own liability.

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$17.6 Million Verdict Drives Home Liabilities of Opioids

A jury found a physician liable for overprescribing opioids to a patient.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Doctors, Not Staff, Must Obtain Informed Consent

The ruling means that consent for procedures given to staff members is no longer valid.

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Online Review Sites and Patient Complaints

Anita Linton offers guidance on how practices can navigate the increasing challenges posed by websites like Yelp.

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New Online Training Series From CDC Helps Providers Understand Opioid Prescribing

The modules offer support on applying the agency’s prescribing guidelines.

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Virginia Adopts New Regulations on Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing

The emergency regulations create specific requirements for physicians and other prescribers.

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Managing the Drug-Seeking Patient

Curi’s Tamara Johnson offers guidance on how providers can identify drug-seeking patients and what they can do to establish prescribing practices that help keep patients safe while minimizing the risk posed by drug-seekers.

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