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Physician-focused news issued quarterly


15
May

A recent decision in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held that the HHS limit on fees was impermissible.

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15
May

The USPSTF released updated guidelines on abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in December 2019, adding verification of the benefit of AAA screening.

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15
May

Practices don’t always know what options they have when it comes to procuring VRI service, or they don’t know where to start.

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15
May

LAMMICO has created a page on our website where we post resources related to COVID-19.

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15
May

LAMMICO is offering a complimentary webinar for insureds titled “Prescribing in the Year 2020 & Beyond” presented by Kenneth E. Rhea, M.D., FASHRM.

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15
May
Coming Soon

An info graphic detailing physician burnout and suicide report for 2020.

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29
Apr

LAMMICO has developed a new Members Only resource that is populated with the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel forms with the list of procedures and...

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27
Feb

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare community today.

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27
Feb

LAMMICO is offering two new one-hour education courses on “Workplace Violence in Ambulatory Care”—one for physicians and one for practice managers.

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27
Feb

LAMMICO has created two new educational activities to help with documentation in the electronic health record.

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27
Feb

Physicians who treat patients for pain may benefit from reviewing a report from HHS called Pain Management Best Practices.

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27
Feb

The 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule is being promoted by CMS as a vehicle to reduce clinical burden, ensure appropriate payment for Me...

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27
Feb

Practice managers can now access a report of their insured physicians’ and healthcare providers’ LAMMICO Risk Management (RM) Credit Balance.

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12
Nov

Beginning with January 1, 2020 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...

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12
Nov

Act 426 of 2019 now requires prescribers to indicate on the prescription that more than a 7-day supply of an opioid is medically necessary.

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12
Nov

LAMMICO has produced a new series of controlled substance education to meet the requirements of Arkansas and Mississippi laws, in addition to our exis...

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12
Nov

A recent uptick in filings of federal suits against healthcare providers for alleged discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), p...

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12
Nov

The LSBME recently amended its telemedicine Rules so that it would not inadvertently prevent physicians from prescribing medication or providing other...

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12
Nov

Some of the biggest issues related to NPP billing have to do with the concept of “Incident to.”

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02
Oct

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare community today. The best way to protect your organization is to be proactive and rem...

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31
Jul

Failure to follow-up or communicate test results can contribute to allegations of malpractice against a healthcare provider. One way to prevent this i...

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30
Jul

Physicians may not realize that they are establishing a physician/patient relationship when performing an IME.

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30
Jul

Compliance with applicable laws regarding deaf and hard of hearing patients can be confusing, onerous, and costly, but smart and tactful planning in c...

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17
Jul

AM Best recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2018.

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12
Jun

LAMMICO has created an online Physician Job Board as a tool for insureds to post and find open physician positions and to help practices fill open job...

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31
May

A message from President/CEO J. Michael Conerly, M.D., MBA, on his new role as President and CEO of LAMMICO.

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31
May

LAMMICO’s new one-hour continuing education course, “Workplace Violence in Ambulatory Care,” can guide you through a process that will bolster your pr...

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31
May

Our upcoming webinars offer CME and Risk Management Premium Discount Credit that may be used to reduce the basic limits portion of your LAMMICO insura...

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31
May

Every medical practice should be aware of the distinction between the “consent” of an individual and the requirement of an “authorization” by the indi...

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26
Nov

Effective August 1, 2018, Louisiana has a new and expanded definition of personal private information.

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19
Nov

At the end of a person's life, his or her family may have very different views on medical care, putting the healthcare provider in the middle of famil...

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19
Nov

Many healthcare providers likely don’t know that certain types of surgical procedures performed in an office require specialized record-keeping.

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19
Nov

Physician burnout has been present for about 20 years, but it has not been actively acknowledged until the past decade. We present some details about...

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19
Nov

An example of a claim that resulted in an uncapped exposure is discussed - a claim brought by a third-party alleging negligent discharge.

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19
Nov

Beginning with January 1, 2019 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...

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28
Sep

The ADA compels healthcare providers to accommodate patients with disabilities, including allowing some types of animals in the treatment room.

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28
Sep

The applicable laws relating to audio-visual recording in a healthcare setting are frequently misunderstood.

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20
Jul

What should you do if a federal investigative agent shows up at the door of the company that you work for?

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20
Jul

There are many things that healthcare providers or their office staff do that could potentially result in a False Claims audit or investigation.

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22
Jun

Log in as a Member at LAMMICO.com to access Practice Solutions’ newest resources on HIPAA.

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