Laws governing Medicare and Medicaid participation are complicated and confusing … while state and federal governments are doubling down on enforcement. This publication explains the laws and regulations related to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse and how the government is enforcing them. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS
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What is happiness and why does it matter? Happiness is difficult to define but most people know it when they see or feel it. Regardless of the influences, individuals can take charge and learn strategies to cultivate happiness in their lives. Obtain the strategies and tools to help you hardwire happiness into your life. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
The majority of medical records are now maintained in an electronic format. While there is much debate about the efficiency of the electronic record, it is a must for a modern medical practice. This guide will help you organize your medical records in a way that is legible, practical, and efficient — no matter if they're paper or electronic. 4 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4 ETHICS
The changing medical culture towards collaborative care requires physicians to engage in new models of communication. Physician leadership can shape and guide efforts by their staff and colleagues to improve communication and provide safe and ethical care. This module discusses physician interaction domains as they apply to implementing collaborative care. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
This publication uses a combination of legal sources and ethics opinions to provide an overview of state and federal patient transfer laws and EMTALA. Additionally, physician readers will gain insight into the most common on-call questions and myths. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • ETHICS
With HIV transmission on the rise, routine testing is so important. The good news? Many insurance plans cover one preventive screening each year.1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
A new law, Senate Bill 11 passed by the 85th Texas Legislature, provides a framework that regulates in-facility DNR orders. But the bill’s language leaves some issues murky; physicians who treat end-of-life patients in a hospital must take note of the law’s host of criteria for what else can constitute a valid DNR. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
This course was designed to assist physicians, residents, and medical students who are seeking a course to enhance their patient safety skills. Seven learning modules address critical issues in patient safety along with suggested practices to reduce the incidence of errors. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS
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Physicians are required to complete 48 credits of continuing medical education every 24 months to maintain the Texas medical license. The credits may be earned in formal and informal CME activities of which two credits in formal CME must be designated for ethics and/or professional responsibility content.
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