The recent Florida Legislative Session resulted in a series of small, yet significant, triumphs for hospitals and physicians faced with medical malpractice claims, as encapsulated in House Bill 479. The use preclusion on “Never Events” and other reimbursement guidelines that was drafted into HB 479 has been underpublicized compared to the series of new requirements…

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Author: Karen L. Tucci The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has reported the results of a recent study on the ‘Number of Inpatient and Outpatient Malpractice Claims.’ The study shows that in 2009, the “Number of paid malpractice claims reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) for events in the outpatient setting…

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