Dr Jay Calvert's lawsuits blog on how to avoid a lawsuit, reduce insurance fraud and how to legally respond...
Dr Jay Calvert's lawsuits blog on how to avoid a lawsuit, reduce insurance fraud and how to legally respond to bad reviews. https://blog yelp com/2016/12/experts-guide-patient-privacy-online-reviews
Dr. Jay Calvert reviews: Discussion about how plastic surgery patients and patients in general are making health care decisions.
Dr Jay Calvert on Lawsuits: Federal Law Prohibits Doctors from properly Responding to Reviews
Doctors need to be very cautious if they plan to respond to patients’ online reviews. The simple act of admitting that Ms. Jones is your patient publically violates the HIPAA Privacy rule, and some physicians have been penalized, terminated or a lawsuit may result.
Dr Jay Calvert on Insurance: Higher Insurance fraud rates coorelate with doctors with poor reviews
In Texas, a pair of freestanding emergency rooms recently filed a legal petition seeking to force Google to share the identities behind 22 screen names connected to negative comments about the providers’ services.
In another closely watched lawsuit, a plastic surgeon in Cleveland is suing a patient over negative reviews she posted on RealSelf and other sites. The dispute is unusual in that it may actually proceed to trial (most get settled), potentially leading to an influential precedent.
Unlike other professionals or service providers, who can give as good as they get in answering reviewers, medical professionals must tiptoe through a legal minefield in responding to online reviews. That required reticence is the result of the federal patient privacy law known as HIPAA. The law (officially known Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) places strict limitations.