Author | Ed Finkel


MOC-limiting laws spreading to additional states

At least 21 states now have passed or considered bills to protect physicians who choose not to fulfill American Board of Medical Specialties requirements for Maintenance of Certification

A prescription to help cure high drug costs?

Online outlets provide savings, but physician buy-in remains varied

The right and wrong ways to dismiss patients

While physicians should be circumspect about “firing” patients in most types of cases, they are well within their bounds to dismiss patients who are violent, verbally abusive or use their trusted doctor-patient relationship to feed drug addictions.

When should doctors be slower to dismiss?

While medical offices typically have good cause to dismiss patients who are violent or abusive, doctors and healthcare attorneys say they should be (and generally are) more circumspect in other types of frustrating but ultimately resolvable situations.