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Pain Medication Addiction: Reducing Physician Liability

By: Fred Rice, Professional Risk Associates Recently, opioid addition and over-prescribing pain medication has been a big topic of interest in the news and on social media. In the last few years, we have seen several sanctions from medical boards, no matter the jurisdiction, which has led to boards actions with suspensions of licenses. Often the professional liability insurance company non-renews the physician’s policy […]

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The Feds and Their Regs: What Certain Government Regulations Mean For Your Dental Practice

By: Joan Kassel, MLIS, Professional Risk Associates “The most terrifying words in the English language are; ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” – Ronald Reagan As an insurance agent for a company with a focus on medical/dental professional liability, Mr. Reagan’s words could not be truer. Nearly every day someone in our office […]

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Remote Area Medical Clinic

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus This quote was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted onto the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in […]

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HIPAA Threats and Super Groups

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an increase in development and research on “super groups” within healthcare.  If you aren’t familiar with the term, super groups are a group of practices that have come together as a network.  They may have networked due to their shared territory and/or shared specialty. Many physicians join super groups for […]

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