Effective August 1, 2018, Louisiana has a new and expanded definition of personal private information.
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...
Many healthcare providers likely don’t know that certain types of surgical procedures performed in an office require specialized record-keeping.
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...
An example of a claim that resulted in an uncapped exposure is discussed - a claim brought by a third-party alleging negligent discharge.
Beginning with January 1, 2019 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...
The applicable laws relating to audio-visual recording in a healthcare setting are frequently misunderstood.
What should you do if a federal investigative agent shows up at the door of the company that you work for?
There are many things that healthcare providers or their office staff do that could potentially result in a False Claims audit or investigation.
LAMMICO Practice Solutions will host a webinar on the Quality Payment Program on Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
A.M. Best recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2017.
Log in as a Member at LAMMICO.com to access Practice Solutions’ newest resources on HIPAA.
The waiver of coinsurance and deductibles owed by patients treated by physicians and other health care providers has come under increased scrutiny rec...
The opioid overdose crisis has brought significant regulatory changes to how, when, and why prescribers may order controlled pain medication.
Three MIPS performance categories have measures and activities that directly relate to the prescribing and management of opioids in a physician practi...
Congratulations to the recipient of the 3rd Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award & Grant: Specialists Hospital Shreveport.
Elatas Risk Partners is dedicated to helping your business succeed by tailoring insurance portfolios to fulfill your unique needs.
After more than 20 years with LAMMICO, Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D., has announced his retirement as President and CEO effective March 1, 2019.
Healthcare providers should ensure that their system and business processes are ready to accept the new Medicare cards by April 2018.
Many physicians are faced with requests from their minor, yet maturing patients, that their health information not be disclosed to their parents.
As we learned in Year 1 of the Quality Payment Program, reading the MACRA legislation can be cumbersome, but reporting to CMS to avoid a penalty is no...
LAMMICO is developing a three-hour CME course directed specifically to the new Louisiana state requirements for prescribers of controlled substances.
It is with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of former LAMMICO President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert L. di Benedetto, M.D., on Octob...
So, if a baby kangaroo hops into your medical practice, what can you do? What must you do?
A simple way to counter negative thinking and anxiety is by keeping a gratitude journal.
Several states, including Louisiana, have taken steps to reduce excess opioid prescribing and shrink the pool of unused drugs.
LAMMICO has launched a completely redesigned learning management system through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community (MI).
In the event of a hurricane, we are confident in the strength of our business continuity efforts to ensure that we can continue to serve you with mini...
A.M. Best, recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2016.
This brief exercise can help gauge whether or not your stress levels are increasing to help you prevent burnout.
There are many constructive alternatives that medical professionals can apply to ill-fated relationships with their patients.
To the criminally-minded, Protected Health Information (PHI) can be as precious as jewels.
In spite of undeniable clinical evidence, 90% of modern pediatricians encounter parents who hesitate to vaccinate their children.
Practice Solutions is a one-stop resource to help LAMMICO policyholders with the daily challenges of managing their practice.
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Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 3, Q3 2017.
As a mutual company, LAMMICO keeps the best interests of our policyholders at the forefront of all operations. New tools and resources from LAMMICO ar...
LAMMICO builds upon our longstanding medical school scholarship program to offer risk management lectures and other educational opportunities for stud...
LAMMICO is honored to join the LDH in their efforts to increase healthcare professional awareness of safe, effective ways to improve birth outcomes in...
This case study is a legal review of best practices in explaining side effects of treatment - particularly with off-label prescriptions in mind.
To address risk and claims in this pediatrics, LAMMICO presents new education approved for CME and MOC credit on MedicalInteractive.com.
LAMMICO presents six key considerations for safely obtaining informed consent when prescribing off-label drugs and devices.
Most symptoms of burnout result not from treating patients but from dealing with the administrative and bureaucratic aspects of medicine.
Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 2, Q2 2017.
On December 7, 2016, the LAMMICO Board of Directors declared a 5% dividend, marking the 10th consecutive dividend since 2008.
The best way to avoid a “he said/she said” claim is by utilizing good medical documentation of your interactions with patients – so don’t learn this l...
LAMMICO wants our insureds to know about a unique opportunity to address malpractice litigation head-on before the strain negatively influences other...
Healthcare providers may not know that they are also required to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – another government agency that regul...
LAMMICO recently awarded medical school scholarships to this past year’s incoming freshman class.
Try practicing this brief exercise as you see patients to prevent burnout.
Access the new fact sheet to gain a better understanding of permitted uses and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) for public health acti...
CMS made some significant additions and changes to the Medicare Part B program.
Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 1, Q1 2017.