Should a physician ever apologize?
Physicians tend to provide minimal information to patients after medical errors and infrequently
offer complete apologies (Robbennolt, 2009). Both Miller (lecture), and text, specifically
Showalter seem to support this n
What is the intent of the Stark Law?
The intent is to remove conflicts of interest from physician decision-making and to discourage
overuse of healthcare services, from the textbook. Specifically, Miller (2016) states an intent to
reduce the cost of healt
1) Describe a hospital's duty to a person who comes to the emergency department requiring treatment. Does it
matter whether or not the person is indigent?
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act is a statute, which applies to all patients and to
What is the difference between the Stark Law and the Anti-kickback Statute?
While similar in purpose, the Anti-Kickback statute is general and imposes more severe
penalties on entities violating its provisions, which are also broader as referrals from any
Describe some of the circumstances in which confidential health information can be disclosed without the
patient's explicit consent.
According to Showalter (2015), health information may need to be shared to ensure the patient receives
the best treatment