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The past year has seen a number of developments in the ongoing national dialogue about whether out-of-network providers are obligated to collect patient co-payment, co-insurance and deductible amounts (patient responsibility), and what the consequences might or might not be for providers who do not do so. Read More ›

In urging fellow members of the United States Senate to pass the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA), the late Senator Edward Kennedy stated that “medical errors cause 98,000 deaths every year” and that the PSQIA stemmed from an effort to “encourage the development of a safer health care system.”[1] 

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Practitioners often assume that because they are privileged to do X, they automatically also should be privileged to do Y, and are frustrated when they encounter new or different privileging requirements for Y, arguing that it is just an extension of what they already are authorized to do. Read More ›

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