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Independent Contractor or Hospital Employee?

While more of our clients are engaging with hospitals through risk share contracts and bundled payments, we are seeing an increased risk of being considered an employee of the hospital during medical malpractice litigation based on common law principles of agency. In 2014, a radiologist employed by a radiology group but working through a contractual agreement at the […]

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Meaningful Use Audits Increasing in 2015

In 2015, Medicare’s Meaningful Use program for electronic health records will move from an incentive program to a penalty for failure to meet the Meaningful Use criteria when using EHR technology. This will impact physician reimbursement starting at 1% of Medicare payments and move up to 3% in 2017. Despite this effort to encourage physicians to comply, […]

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Changes Affecting Physician Income in 2015

The Bad News & The Good News With the beginning of the New Year, many physicians and practices wonder what may impact their income in the coming year. Leigh Page, with MedScape, highlighted some upcoming challenges that you may come across, and other situations to be on the lookout for, to help protect your practice’s revenue. […]

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Happy New Year!

Click here to view our Holiday Hours With 2015 right around the corner, we’re celebrating the many accomplishments of our team here at Professional Risk with a fun infographic looking back on 2014. As we embark on this new year, we’re reminded to not count the days, but make the days count. Special thanks to you all […]

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Beyond Professional Risk

As part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, we’ve been looking back at some of our employees at Professional Risk Associates who helped make a difference in the healthcare industry, the workplace, and our own local community. In this month’s edition, we focus on Rebecca (Becky) Downey, our longest-employed service specialist who continues to serve our clients and our community. Becky, a […]

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