Wednesday, 22 of August of 2018

Doctor Report Cards Based on Medicare Data Could Protect Patients From Malpractice

The federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services will open its Medicare billing database to employers and consumer health care advocates.

By Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton and Favaloro, Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney

In his latest post to our Virginia (VA) personal injury attorneys’ website, my colleague Jim Lewis reports the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services will open its Medicare billing database to employers and consumer health care advocates so those organizations can prepare doctor report cards. Jim notes that the grades on physicians’ experience and history of errors, expected by late 2012, could prove invaluable for protecting patents from medical malpractice ranging from misdiagnoses to botched surgeries. To read more, click over to “Medicare Data Becoming Available for Preparing Doctor Report Cards.”

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About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia and Carolina. Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctors’ mistakes, as well as nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our track record of success in medical malpractice lawsuits, and also be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor fewer than 5 percent of outstanding attorneys receive.