Wednesday, 25 May 2016 By Edward M. Roche, PhD, JD Healthcare providers can mitigate the risks of audits by purchasing insurance. But there are many types of insurance to choose from, and what is covered varies widely from one policy to another. Understanding a few of the basics can help providers be smarter consumers. First […]
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Cyber Security in Healthcare: a Time to Act September 2015/ Fidelis Cybersecurity Why healthcare is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks, and how it can protect data and mitigate risk At a time of well-publicized incidents of cybersecurity breaches across all industries and government agencies, the healthcare industry—both providers and payers—are especially at risk. According to the U.S. Department […]
Defensible Medicine Slashes Malpractice Premiums January 29, 2015 | Physicians Practice By James Doulgeris Defensive medicine makes it more likely that you will be sued. Defensible medicine? Now, that puts you on malpractice insurers’ “A” lists. Here’s how. Just the possibility of being sued for malpractice is so powerful that billions in malpractice premiums are […]
‘Defensive Medicine’ Is Both Good Business and Good Medicine February 25, 2014 | Physicians Practice By Ike Devji, JD My advice to physicians given certain facts is simple: Practice defensive medicine that puts the full range of modern diagnostics at your patient’s disposal. Asset protection for doctors is the main focus of this column and […]
By Jeffrey D. Brunken There is both promise and peril in today’s insurance marketplace. Promise, because intensified competition drives lower cost, innovation, and new product development. But it’s also perilous as intense competition can lead to substandard products, reduced service, and even careless underwriting. These can quickly lead to insurer financial trouble and ultimately, risk […]
William Landess IMPULSE CONTROL Electronic devices in the OR aren’t the problem. The problem is our inability to control how we use them. The term “distracted doctoring” is being heard more and more frequently, but the phenomenon isn’t limited to physicians. Anyone and everyone — nurses, PAs, NPs, CRNAs, OR staff, even administrators — can […]
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Law360, New York — In a precedential opinion filed on Jan. 22, 2014, in DeMarco v. Stoddard, the intermediate appellate court of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a malpractice insurer could not deny coverage for an insured who had made material misrepresentations in obtaining his insurance policy. This is the first published opinion […]