Regulatory compliance

Procedures on Informed Consent Lists Revised - 09/04/2018

The Texas Medical Disclosure Panel recently approved changes to the lists of medical care and surgical procedures that require disclosure of specific risks and hazards.

New Research Center to Study Physicians’ Burdens - 04/20/2018

Want to improve the future of medicine? Be on the lookout, because a new research center backed by the Physicians Foundation and Weill Cornell Medicine might reach out to you for help.

Don't Get Waste-Deep - 10/19/2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality both have roles in regulating waste that physician practices generate, and it's not all about proper handling and disposal. Registration and paperwork negligence can land practices in big trouble as well.

DEA Investigations - 04/26/2017

This article provides general information regarding what to do, and what not to do, when a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigator contacts you.

Use Technology, Not Mandates, To Address Doctor Shopping and Opioid Diversion - 03/25/2017

SB 1412 (Sen. Schwertner), Relating to the powers and duties of certain prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances and to the regulatory agencies that issue a license, certification, or registration to the prescribers or dispensers.

CMS Opts Not to Delay Medical Staff Regs - 05/12/2016

In a formal comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Texas Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and more than 80 other medical societies urged the agency to give hospital medical staffs more time to study and prepare to implement a new rule that makes "unprecedented changes to the Medicare hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that will dramatically alter the make-up and efficacy of hospital medical staffs nationwide."