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Monthly Archives: August 2019


Hospital Ratings System Shows Shines a Troubling Light on Dangerous Hospitals

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

A non-profit group named Leapfrog recently produced an analysis of over 2,600 U.S. hospitals. These hospitals were graded from A to F and ranked in terms of patient outcomes and risks of injury or death. At hospitals rated D and F, the study showed a more than 92% greater risk of death, infection, or… Read More »

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Can You Access Your Health Care Records?

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

In most situations, federal law allows patients to access their own health care records. However, there remain compliance problems in key areas. Hospitals can and do deny patients access to their own records in certain situations. This appears to be in direct conflict with federal and state laws that govern health record disclosure. A… Read More »

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How the System of Referrals Benefits Hospitals

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. |

You’ve probably noticed a growing number of health care facilities that cover a wide array of medical practices. It isn’t uncommon to find a dental practice tucked inside a complex with a general practitioner and orthopedic doctor. Hospitals too are taking care of more patients for general checkups. Who are these doctors sending their… Read More »

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