• Is Your Patient a Victim of Human Trafficking?
    Most healthcare providers are aware they have a responsibility to identify and report victims of child abuse, elder neglect, and domestic violence. Another type of abuse—human trafficking—is, however, on the Read more
  • Sexual Harassment Allegations in Healthcare: Rising Risks
    A successful and highly-respected pediatrician with an unblemished record over decades of practice learns of a HIPAA breach by a member of his clerical staff. After an investigation reveals the Read more
  • Contest: Join the Molar Madness and build the Best March Madness Bracket!
    Grand Prize Beer Tasting in Paradise Event Table at FDC2019Event Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 6-8 pm5-Course Beer Tasting with small plate pairings, hosted by Dr. Rudy Liddell.100 percent of Read more
  • Wearable Medical Devices Give Abundant Data and Risks
    Since 2013, the number of U.S. consumers tracking their health data with wearables has doubled.1 And that number continues to rise: During the third quarter of 2018, the wearables market Read more
  • Make Same-Day Care Work for Your Practice and Your Patients
    To meet patient expectations and remain competitive in today’s rapid-paced environment, more and more dentists are adopting same-day care models. Dentists who can provide diagnostics and care on the same day dramatically improve their patients’ health, resulting in higher patient loyalty. Read more
  • Patient Selection for Elective Procedures
    Many claims originate with patients who are not appropriate candidates for procedures. Having a well-planned and carefully executed patient selection process can help you identify patients who are good surgical candidates and those who may not be able to achieve satisfactory results. Read more
  • Three HIPAA Compliance Actions You Should Take Right Now
    Most providers today know HIPAA places certain standards on practices to keep patient’s Protected Health Information (PHI) safe. Failure to comply with these safeguards results in corrective actions and large Read more
  • Survey: Doctors Conflicted but Patients Still Top Concern
    Doctors are concerned about the quality of care they provide to patients—that is, after all, the reason they chose the profession. But doctors today report being so disappointed with the Read more
  • U.S. Surgeon General Discusses the Opioid Epidemic
    The Doctors Company 2018 Executive Advisory Board meeting—a gathering of some of the leading figures in medicine in the United States—featured a conversation between The Doctors Company Chairman and Chief Read more
  • Cybersecurity Insurance for Medical Practices: The Basics
    More medical practices are purchasing—or at least considering—an insurance policy to cover the substantial costs of a data breach. Medical malpractice policies often provide basic coverage for this threat, but Read more
  • Virtual Reality for Pain Management: An Alternative to Opioids
    In 2016, science teacher Bob Jester fell off a roof, broke 19 bones, and underwent surgery for his badly broken back. Doctors prescribed Oxycodone, an opioid, during Jester’s extended recovery. Read more
  • Sound Familiar? 6 Real Life Claims from FDA Services
    These are a collection of real claim scenarios from FDA Services (FDAS) staff.Hurricane Irma Claim  Recently, I worked with a member who had purchased a Business Owner’s Package Policy Extension, providing additional coverage for Read more
  • HIPAA Technical Safeguard: Authentication
    By Robert McDermott, President & CEO; iCoreConnect This is the third article of a five-part series that looks at the area of HIPAA law known as the “Technical Safeguards.” The Technical Read more
  • Distracting Devices in Healthcare: Malpractice Implications
    Digital distraction in healthcare is emerging as a great threat to patient safety and doctor well-being.1 This phenomenon involves the habitual use of personal electronic devices by healthcare providers for Read more
  • Florida Agency Lights the Way for Dentists
    Carrie Millar was honored to be featured in The Doctors Company Agent’s Advocate newsletter. This quarterly publication is distributed electronically and in print nationwide to 10,000+ top professional liability leaders. Carrie Millar is surrounded by 300 Read more
  • HIPAA Technical Safeguard: Audit Control
    By Robert McDermott, President & CEO; iCoreConnect This is the second article of a five-part series that looks at the area of HIPAA law known as “Technical Safeguards.” Technical safeguards are Read more

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