• 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
  • Should You Allow Patients to Record Dental Visits?
    "Doctor, can I record our conversation today?" Have you ever heard that question from a patient or a patient's family member? Or have you ever been worried a patient might record Read more
  • HIPAA Technical Safeguard: Access Control
    By Robert McDermott, President & CEO; iCoreConnect This is the first article of a five-part series looking at the aspect of HIPAA law known as “Technical Safeguards.” In this brief article, Read more
  • Damage Control: Dealing with Online Patient Complaints
    Although the Internet provides a plethora of useful information, it becomes problematic when patients post unfavorable opinions about dentists and/or their services. It can be difficult to prevent negative comments from being posted to social media sites. It can be equally difficult to obtain a retraction or have a negative comment removed once it has been posted. Read more
  • Case Study: Altering Dental Records Can Result in Significant Penalties
    The Florida Board of Dentistry (Board) takes a dim view of those who alter dental records. If a licensee is found to have altered a dental record, the Board has a full range of penalties available to address the violation, including loss of the dental license and significant monetary penalties. Read more

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