Tag Archives: physicians
Top 5 Reasons Doctors Become “Non-Standard Physicians”
Non-standard physicians and surgeons are practicing doctors who have had claims frequency or severity issues, board actions or have been previously or are currently on probation. It can often be difficult for non-standard physicians to find affordable malpractice insurance coverage because they are considered a higher risk by insurance companies. Typically, a doctor remains in Continue Reading »
5 Tips for Reducing the Risk of Lawsuits for Outpatient Medical Facilities
Outpatient medical facilities offer medical services, procedures and tests that can be performed without an overnight stay. These types of facilities include ambulatory surgery centers, imaging facilities, dialysis centers and physical therapy centers to name a few. Patients often have the perception that physicians work primarily for the outpatient center, though often this is usually Continue Reading »
5 Things to Know When Your Physician Client Needs Stand-Alone Tail Coverage
Maintaining seamless malpractice coverage is a critical issue for all physicians. The evolving health care industry with its consolidations, buyouts and changing delivery models continues to create a need for physicians and physician groups to purchase extended reporting period or “tail” coverage for their current medical malpractice policies. The explosion of hospitalist groups, locum tenens Continue Reading »
The benefits of EMR outweigh the cost and learning curve.
“To write or to type?” That is the question. Actually, for everyone in the medical profession, the reality of the paper chart is slowly coming to a close. The digital age is moving forward at lightning speed. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are now a reality (also known as electronic health records or EHRs), not just Continue Reading »
Do most physicians have a plan for proactive risk management?
Good doctors not only treat what ails their patients, they also educate and encourage their patients to take steps – like nutrition and exercise — that will hopefully prevent illnesses. The same goes for physicians and their practices – smart physicians develop strategies to control risks and improve patient safety. They also plan for the Continue Reading »
Don’t Like What You See in the Mirror? There’s a Medi Spa for that.
You are now officially a baby boomer or an advanced generation X and you do not like a certain aspect of what you see in the mirror. Perhaps you are thinking about visiting a medical spa (medi spa for short) for help with your frown lines, age spots, facial hair and or visceral fat, etc. Trendy Continue Reading »
As Physicians Change Jobs, A Stand-Alone Tail Policy May Be the Best Option.
Maintaining seamless malpractice coverage is a critical issue for all physicians. Over the last several years this has become a particularly challenging issue as physicians’ job opportunities became more transient in nature. Faced with a seemingly endless array of employment opportunities, many doctors can now choose when and where they work. The explosion of hospitalist Continue Reading »
Jail and Prison Inmates’ Healthcare Issues Vary by Type of Facility.
Taxpayers spend about $70 billion a year on jails, prisons and other correctional facilities in the U.S. and currently there are 2.2 million inmates in our correctional system. When we look at each type of facility individually, we find that healthcare issues often vary by facility type but there are also common themes – a Continue Reading »
Choosing the Wrong Malpractice Carrier can be “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish.”
In this market, what I hear mostly from my retail agent clients is that the major decision factors for physicians buying malpractice insurance are price first, coverage second and claims handling a distant third or not even a consideration at all. We know this is not always the best option and in many cases, the Continue Reading »
Common Claim Types in Correctional Facilities
In my last post I discussed the different types of facilities and what this means to the healthcare providers in a correctional facility. Now I want to dig a little deeper into the claims for a correctional facility. I am often asked “What is the primary claim type that pays in correctional healthcare?” And most people Continue Reading »