CAP regularly publishes newsletters, bulletins, and other valuable sources of information containing timely news and advice in the areas of patient safety, risk management, practice management, and other medical-related topics.
CAPsules is our monthly member bulletin that serves as a valuable resource for important news, exclusive services, benefits, and products designed to add even greater value to CAP members.
The elections for the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) Board of Directors and for the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT) Board of Trustees are currently underway—and the July 19th annual meeting date is fast approaching!
A previously published “Case of the Month” featured a case involving Mr. Crane, a profoundly deaf individual who communicates using American Sign Language (ASL) and who filed a lawsuit against a hospital for failure to provide a sign language interpreter to effectively communicate during an involuntary commitment evaluation.
From having excellent malpractice coverage to remaining compliant with regulations, CAP members are
well versed in protecting themselves from the potential liabilities associated with practicing medicine.
Clinical excellence aside, the care you provide for your patients may be impacted by the efficiency and effectiveness of your practice operations. A regularly scheduled practice evaluation can help you stay ahead of policies and procedures that support optimal workflow and a healthy bottom line, even when you think your business is running like a well-oiled machine.
This edition of Physician Today spotlights the critical role independent medical practices play in healthcare and shares valuable resources addressing important practice management issues, the latest healthcare and employment laws, lessons in risk management, and much more. The resources shared in this publication are specially curated to provide you with the latest industry insights to help you thrive in today's complex healthcare landscape.
A CAP member physician recently called our risk management hotline requesting help with a call from a Washington Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent. The caller demanded that she turn herself in to local law enforcement for writing fraudulent prescriptions and dealing drugs with the Mexican mafia.
Security is a top concern with patient portals. Providers grant patients access with a secure username and password. It is important to choose a patient portal vendor that provides a system which allows the practice to be HIPAA compliant. The provider should establish procedures which are structured for optimal security.
A patient portal can be thought of as a gateway or door to information and data found within the physician’s portal. Providers grant patients access with a secure username and password to information in a secure website.
The front office staff discussing weekend plans, old magazines askew and the smell of a tuna sandwich permeating the waiting room can make a big difference in the patient experience. A negative impression can leave a patient less likely to follow patient treatment plans and recommend your practice to others.
Physicians and their staff, in every medical office, establish policies and protocols aimed at protecting their patients. The CAP Risk Management Incentive Program is designed to help your practice achieve that goal.
If your medical office uses texting as a mode of communication within the organization and with patients, it is important to take steps to incorporate secure text messaging into your practice’s communications in order to remain HIPAA compliant.