News & Insights


29
Mar

Hospitals must now alert Medicare patients when they are under observation care in order to get paid.

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22
Mar

LAMMICO shares resources to better protect nursing staff from the negative consequences of lifting patients.

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15
Mar

Should your practice find itself on the receiving end of a negative online review, LAMMICO presents insights into actionable self-defense.

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08
Mar

LAMMICO promotes positive, proactive support for policyholders through our Litigation Stress Management program and "Burnout Busters” articles.

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22
Feb

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued an FAQ document clarifying that the HIPAA Privacy Rule...

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15
Feb

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the first HIPAA settlement resulting from a hospita...

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08
Feb

A Pennsylvania hospital is feeling some significant financial pain in its bank account after settling a lawsuit over its mandatory flu shot policy.

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07
Feb

On December 7, 2016, the LAMMICO Board of Directors declared a 5% dividend, marking the 10th consecutive dividend since 2008.

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07
Feb

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...

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07
Feb

LAMMICO wants our insureds to know about a unique opportunity to address malpractice litigation head-on before the strain negatively influences other...

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07
Feb

Healthcare providers may not know that they are also required to comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – another government agency that regul...

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07
Feb

LAMMICO recently awarded medical school scholarships to this past year’s incoming freshman class.

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07
Feb

Try practicing this brief exercise as you see patients to prevent burnout.

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07
Feb

Access the new fact sheet to gain a better understanding of permitted uses and disclosure of protected health information (PHI) for public health acti...

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07
Feb

CMS made some significant additions and changes to the Part B program.

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07
Feb

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 1, Q1 2017.

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01
Feb

The Joint Commission recommends that hospitals and other healthcare organizations prohibit the use of even secured text messaging platforms to transmi...

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18
Jan

LAMMICO has earned the WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction for meeting a defined standard that showcases LAMMICO as a consistent provider of a mutual...

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11
Jan

All eligible providers must attest for Meaningful Use and report on Quality (via PQRS) for 2016 to avoid penalties in 2018!

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04
Jan

The FDA has issued a ruling banning powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's...

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28
Dec

The LSBME recently issued an advisory opinion on the use of Ketamine stating that it should not be used for depression or other mental disorders, or f...

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14
Dec

Complimentary ANCC-accredited CNE is available to LAMMICO policyholders through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community.

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13
Dec

Once you start peeling back the layers to understand the basic provisions of ACA compliance, you will realize that you can address most ‒ if not all ‒...

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13
Dec

How many hackable medical devices are in your hospital? Hacked medical devices that cause patient harm are tough to detect.

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13
Dec

The deadline for the 2017 LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant is fast approaching.

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13
Dec

The presence of VIPs can tempt star-struck healthcare providers to bend the rules, which could result in dysfunction or even be lethal to the patient....

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13
Dec

The Louisiana Supreme Court determined that negligently credentialing a physician is an act that falls outside of the Medical Malpractice Act.

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13
Dec

Physicians, hospital administrators and all healthcare stakeholders should take the time to access and download these two important resources in the e...

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13
Dec

Read the full issue of The Central Line Vol. 6 No. 3, Winter 2016.

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07
Dec

The LAMMICO Board of Directors declares a 10th consecutive dividend, demonstrating LAMMICO’s commitment to our enduring partnership with policyholders...

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28
Nov

Thomas B. Flynn, M.D. recently concluded his leadership of LAMMICO as he retired from the Risk Management and Patient Safety Committee.

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21
Nov

LAMMICO welcomes Rob W. Eppers, CIC, as the newly elected chair of the LAMMICO Agent Advisory Committee.

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16
Nov

Last week, the PIAA reported that their participating insurance companies' claim data indicates that breast, lung, and colorectal cancers remain among...

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11
Nov

Beginning in January 2017, Medicare providers will be asked to participate in a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that will affect their reimbursement...

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11
Nov

Beginning with January 1, 2017 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...

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11
Nov

There are certain situations where healthcare-related organizations need ‒ and in some cases ‒ must engage Medical Directors and will need a Medical D...

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11
Nov

To save you from a potential misstep when using a vendor to make copies of medical records, we offer the four most important things to remember.

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11
Nov

LAMMICO policyholders can now access a series of three educational videos on EHRs from Drs. Sittig and Singh.

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11
Nov

LAMMICO recommends physicians, hospital administrators and all healthcare stakeholders take the time to access and download two important resources in...

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11
Nov

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 35 No. 4, Q4 2016

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09
Nov

In an effort to curb what many consider to be the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government published national standards for...

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02
Nov

There are a several scenarios where a medical malpractice claim falls outside of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.

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26
Oct

LAMMICO Presents On-Demand Education to Help You Earn CME, CNE, MOC and even LAMMICO RM Credit (a 10% discount on your medical malpractice insurance p...

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19
Oct

The current security protocols under version 3.1 of PCI DSS requirements will expire on October 31, 2016. Learn what recommendations are applicable to...

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12
Oct

What type of insurance policy should you have? What's the difference between Occurrence and Claims-Made insurance policies? LAMMICO breaks it down.

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05
Oct

A VIP patient is not always a celebrity. It could be someone associated with a famous person, an influential state politician, or even a hospital boar...

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28
Sep

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now offers a more flexible roll-out plan for providers reporting under the Medicare Access and CHIP...

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27
Sep

As an accredited provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) since 1997, LAMMICO is proud to provide CME for this year’s DEM conference.

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21
Sep

Once you start peeling back the layers of the Affordable Care Act to understand the basic provisions, you will realize that you can address most ‒ if...

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14
Sep

A common question asked of LAMMICO representatives is what to do when a physician makes the decision to close a medical practice. When this significan...

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07
Sep

The U.S. Surgeon General asks for accountability among his peers, appealing for participation in a public pledge to turn the tide on the opioid crisis...

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07
Sep

The U.S. Surgeon General asks for accountability among his peers, appealing for participation in a public pledge to turn the tide on the opioid crisis...

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06
Sep

The professional organization for hospitalists, the Society of Hospital Medicine, has published the peer-reviewed Journal of Hospital Medicine since 2...

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06
Sep

As a result of claim trends in hospital handoffs, LAMMICO released a series of three continuing education activities specifically related to problemat...

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06
Sep

LAMMICO is pleased to introduce Lynne Vega, R.N., BSN as Hospital Risk Management Specialist.

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06
Sep

LAMMICO has established a premium discount program to reward hospitals and eligible ambulatory surgery center facilities that improve patient safety a...

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06
Sep

LAMMICO has created CME and CNE educational activities that address a transformation of the checklist process to reduce the risk of errors and complic...

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06
Sep

Read the full issue of The Central Line Vol. 6 No. 2, Summer 2016.

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23
Aug

On May 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor formally issued the much-anticipated changes to the FLSA’s overtime regulations and, in particular, the...

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23
Aug

In order to simplify the business end of record replication, you may have contracted with vendors on the assumption that the vendors have already done...

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17
Aug

As electronic systems and the use of electronic communications in medicine increases, so also have the attempts to breach systems due to the high valu...

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15
Aug

Unprecedented flooding has severely impacted South Louisiana and many of LAMMICO's insured physicians, surgeons, nurses, dentists and facilities.

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03
Aug

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently broadened the nondiscrimination requirements applicable to all covered entity health programs.

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27
Jul

Last month, Senators Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced S. 3101, the "Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2016." The bill...

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20
Jul

The Louisiana Legislature recently approved a new form for physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (commonly referred to as a “POLST”), also kn...

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14
Jul

In the midst of yet another hurricane season, LAMMICO emphasizes the strength of our business continuity efforts to ensure that policyholders experien...

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14
Jul

The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, 2016. For Louisiana and Gulf Coast states, it can be a time of devastating problems, including tragic lo...

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14
Jul

Receiving a negative online comment or review from a patient is generally a great way to ruin an otherwise happy and productive day. The reality is th...

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14
Jul

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) has issued a position statement on the use of social media by physicians. The most important as...

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14
Jul

Recently, an orthopedic clinic learned just how expensive a Business Associate Agreement – or the lack thereof – is.

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14
Jul

LAMMICO presents the final article in our four-part series on termination and separation of employment for the benefit of medical practices without a...

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14
Jul

The 35th Annual Meeting of Policyholders will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016, for policyholders to cast their vote in electing nominated directors...

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14
Jul

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 35 No. 3, Q3 2016

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08
Jul

As your medical professional liability partner, LAMMICO continuously monitors healthcare trends to combat risk management problems and present patient...

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06
Jul

The 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature was a tumultuous 12 weeks, but ultimately, the LSMS had some great wins. This report will highli...

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22
Jun

Don't miss a fast-approaching opportunity to alleviate your practice of additional administrative burden this summer. It is easily possible for an eli...

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15
Jun

Louisiana SB 429 affecting the appointment, standing, removal and terms of the members of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners passed during...

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08
Jun

It is the duty of a physician to protect the privacy of his or her patients; however, there are additional privacy challenges that take effect when a...

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01
Jun

The use of mobile technology to transmit medical orders has increased significantly in recent years. The Joint Commission previously held the position...

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18
May

LAMMICO recently announced the rebranding of this insurance agency under the new name Elatas Risk Partners, Inc. (formerly LAMMICO Insurance Agency, I...

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18
May

LAMMICO presents a third article in our four-part series on termination and separation of employment for the benefit of medical practices without a fo...

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18
May

When a responsible reply to a negative online review doesn’t work, I’m often asked whether a physician can respond with a defamation claim against the...

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18
May

LAMMICO offers policyholders proactive protection in both legal advocacy and readiness to expand into new insurance coverage options through our agenc...

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18
May

LAMMICO is pleased to introduce Darrell Hoffman, LUTCF, as Director of Marketing.

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18
May

Patients across the country, particularly in remote areas, are foregoing traditional in-person medical office visits in favor of telehealth services....

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18
May

LAMMICO offers insights into the myriad of contractual agreements healthcare providers in Louisiana must enter into to engage in the complex business...

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04
May

An orthopedic clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina recently agreed to pay $750,000 in fines for failure to have a Business Associate Agreement, as requir...

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20
Apr

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 35 No. 2, Q2 2016

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20
Apr

Read the full issue of The Central Line Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring 2016

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20
Apr

Perhaps now more than ever, healthcare providers are aware that violence in the medical workplace is increasing. This article addresses advance preven...

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20
Apr

LAMMICO presents a free educational film addressing the best approach to recognizing, preventing, and managing concussive head injury.

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20
Apr

LAMMICO offers insights into emerging trends in cyber liabilities that have the potential for severe fines, data loss, and exposures to extortion.

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20
Apr

95 percent of our online Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses have been approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by 15 medical specialty...

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20
Apr

LAMMICO and its subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community are ANCC-accredited providers of continuing nursing education (CNE).

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20
Apr

LAMMICO offers toolkits through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community, to provide comprehensive targeted resources to provide hospitals and fa...

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20
Apr

Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La., the recipient of the inaugural LAMMICO Patient Safety Award & Grant.

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13
Apr

Much of what was thought about the diagnosis and management of concussion and head injury has changed in recent years. Our new film follows the real-l...

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30
Mar

The Office for Civil Rights notes that Covered Entities have a duty to review their spam folders in an abundance of caution to review a letter related...

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23
Mar

The frustration and emotional strain of a malpractice claim can weigh heavy on the physician or healthcare provider and their family. To help them con...

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16
Mar

The Louisiana legislature has enacted laws and regulations intended to encourage the use of naxolene (Narcan) by first responders and by the friends a...

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09
Mar

LAMMICO and our subsidiary company, Medical Interactive Community, recently received accreditation as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)...

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02
Mar

In today’s digital-dependent world, healthcare providers rely heavily on electronic record keeping to ensure both patient safety and compliance with g...

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24
Feb

Most providers understand that under HIPAA regulations, patients are allowed to see their medical records. In permitting patient access to his or her...

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24
Feb

February 29, 2016 is the last day for reporting to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under HIPAA privacy and security regul...

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15
Feb

Laws have evolved in governing the way individuals nearing the end of their lives are guaranteed a voice in their final months of treatment and care.

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15
Feb

LAMMICO recently awarded medical school scholarships to this past year’s incoming freshman class. For the past 15 years, medical students have u...

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15
Feb

In this second part of an ongoing series of HR articles, we explain that having the right office staff can reduce the likelihood of you being sued by...

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15
Feb

Nearly 70 of our online CME courses have been approved for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) by more than a dozen medical specialty boards.

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15
Feb

Office Manager's Corner: Absolutely! The legal and regulatory climate has changed rapidly during the last decade, and a host of new policies h...

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15
Feb

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 35 No. 1, Q1 2016

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10
Feb

Policyholders often have questions or concerns about serving as a medical review panelist, and frequently contact LAMMICO staff and defense counsel fo...

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03
Feb

The FDA recently accepted an application from Proteus Digital Health for the first “digital medicine” that would allow data capture and transmission f...

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13
Jan

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) initiated a "pilot" audit program in 2012 to assess the progress of covered entities in being compliant with regulat...

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13
Jan

Congress approved a $1.8 trillion spending and tax bill called the "Consolidated Appropriations Act", including the "Cybersecurity Information Sharing...

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13
Jan

Except in cases of emergency, Louisiana physicians shall not prescribe controlled substances for themselves or their "immediate family members".

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10
Dec

Co-management agreements tie at-risk compensation to the ability of the physician group to meet pre-defined (but evolving) benchmarks within the servi...

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10
Dec

Compliance requires proper explanation of when a hospital keeps a patient under observation status versus hospital admittance.

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10
Dec

LAMMICO is proud to introduce some of our newest team members, each with expertise in hospital and facilities malpractice insurance claims and risk ma...

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10
Dec

LAMMICO's Medefense™ Plus/Cyber Liability Insurance is now enhanced with BrandGuard™ and PCI DSS Assessment coverage for PR nightmares and credit card...

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10
Dec

With the rise of social media as a preferred communication platform, every industry, including healthcare, has become a target of negative reviews.

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10
Dec

This article begins to weigh the three options for hospital accreditation that have been granted deeming authority by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

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08
Dec

LAMMICO received the designation of "Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace" from the Mary Amelia Women’s Center and the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition.

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25
Nov

This week, all of America pauses to give thanks and share with those for whom we are most grateful. LAMMICO is delighted to count you among more than...

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18
Nov

A recent Declaratory Ruling and Order from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) specifically addresses provider-prompted “robocalls”, easing so...

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12
Nov

LAMMICO honors Joe Bailey Callaway, Jr., who served our company as a medical professional liability insurance agent for over 15 years.

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11
Nov

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) has recently published its final rules for the practice of telemedicine in Louisiana.

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01
Nov

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 34 No. 4, Q4 2015

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01
Nov

Through candid conversations with policyholders, LAMMICO has adjusted our suite of insurance coverage options made available through our subsidiary ag...

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01
Nov

A response to some of the most common questions and issues surrounding what sorts of challenges does the overtime “code” present to employers.

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01
Nov

The rate changes for 2016 as approved by the Louisiana Department of Insurance are outlined, representing an overall premium impact of less than 1 per...

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01
Nov

A “business associate” is a person or entity that uses a covered entity’s protected health information (PHI) to perform some service for hat covered e...

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01
Nov

LAMMICO is proud to offer several new educational activities through its subsidiary company Medical Interactive, a one-stop shop for online CME and CN...

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01
Nov

From time to time a physician will receive a letter from a plaintiff attorney asking for a “report” regarding medical care rendered by other healthcar...

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01
Nov

Some plaintiff attorneys have adopted a new tactic requesting that a physician give a “sworn statement” before a court reporter, giving the plaintiff...

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01
Nov

LAMMICO presents the first in a new four-part series on termination and separation of employment to benefit medical practices without a formal HR Depa...

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30
Oct

The state of Louisiana recently updated its webpages, and subsequently, the PCF application pages have new URLs. The address previously cited is nonfu...

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28
Oct

Insuring your earning power often goes overlooked because most people do not realize the impact a disability can have on it. LAMMICO IDI Coverage can...

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21
Oct

As digital user-generated content grows as the preferred communication platform, healthcare has become a target of negative online reviews.

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14
Oct

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. LAMMICO offers recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in a healthcare practice or facility.

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06
Oct

One of the greatest challenges among healthcare providers is an inadequate or inaccurate Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Incomplete or missing...

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30
Sep

Two very significant rules proposed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) should be understood by all physicians practicing in the...

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30
Sep

LAMMICO brings two new LSBME proposals to your attention to ensure that you have time to comprehend these rules and make your voice heard.

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23
Sep

The IOM released their latest set of recommendations in their "Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare" report. We make it easy to fulfill their recommendat...

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17
Sep

Gaps in insurance coverage can leave Louisiana healthcare providers exposed to uncapped damages. Protect your practice by partnering with LAMMICO.

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16
Sep

Not all claims qualify for a damages cap under the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act. Learn what types of claims put you at risk for uncapped damages.

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09
Sep

This August, the LSBME released a Statement of Position on the use of social media by physicians and other healthcare providers.

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09
Sep

LAMMICO highlights the recently released "Statement of Position" by the LSBME on the use of social media by physicians and other healthcare providers.

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02
Sep

LAMMICO offers a brief article from Greg Frost to illustrate examples in which physician services involve a covered entity's protected health informat...

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01
Sep

Learn what makes a physician a "business associate" under HIPAA definition of "covered entities" and HHS standards.

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26
Aug

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, LAMMICO's story is one that illustrates the character, integrity, and perseverance of our employees a...

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26
Aug

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, LAMMICO's story is one that illustrates the character, integrity, and perseverance of our employees a...

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19
Aug

The deadline for implementing ICD-10 is approaching. To help mitigate the risk of a coding or billing error claim, we remind insureds that several fre...

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14
Aug

Banks and credit card processors are now asking all merchants accepting credit card payments to provide validation of their compliance with the PCI-DS...

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12
Aug

Banks and credit card processors are now asking merchants to provide validation of their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Stand...

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05
Aug

While many Louisiana healthcare providers routinely pay the PCF surcharge each year, they may not be aware of how the fund's medical review panel real...

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05
Aug

LAMMICO provides insights into the process in which healthcare providers preview malpractice claims in our article, "Louisiana Medical Review Panel Pr...

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29
Jul

Cyber Liability insurance included in most LAMMICO policies is getting more comprehensive with BrandGuard™ and PCI DSS Assessment for fines against cr...

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22
Jul

Do Cell Phones Belong in the Operating Room?

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15
Jul

Due to great interest from our policyholders, LAMMICO presents a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the PSFS credit card...

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15
Jul

With multiple phone calls from our policyholders, LAMMICO presents a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the PSFS credit...

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08
Jul

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After much collaboration with our insureds, we are delighted to officially launch on J...

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01
Jul

HHS Offers New Software Security Assessment Tool Aiding Compliance

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29
Jun

The Central Line: Hospital and Facility Newsletter  Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2015       Assistance with Required Se...

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29
Jun

The Central Line: Hospital and Facility Newsletter  Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2015   Office Staff Seminar: "Identifying Key R...

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29
Jun

The Central Line: Hospital and Facility Newsletter  Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2015       New LAMMICO.com to Launch...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   LAMMICO’s “A” (Excellent) Rating Reaffirmed b...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   New LAMMICO.com to Launch As a leader and innovator, we buil...

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29
Jun

Though the Privacy and Security Rules do not mandate a particular method of disposal, it should be one reasonably tailored to prevent access to the PH...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   HIPAA Educational Quiz¹ Question: When unsolicited info...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   Update: HIPAA Audit Delay The U.S. Department of Health &...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   Risk Management Seminars Available for Medical Office Staff: &l...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   HHS Offers New Software Security Assessment Tool In 2003, a...

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29
Jun

The LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   Cracking the Overtime Code, Part I   If there is one l...

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29
Jun

As of July 1, 2015, the Privacy Policy Notice of the LAMMICO Insurance Agency, Inc. remains unchanged from its previous publication.

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29
Jun

LAMMICO Medefense™ Plus /Cyber Liability Insurance coverage for physician & surgeon and facility professional liability insurance now includes BrandGu...

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29
Jun

THE LINK: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 34, Number 3, Third Quarter 2015   Hurricane Season: Are You Ready?   Don’t lose...

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29
Jun

Now is the time to make your voice count! In order for your proxy to be effective, LAMMICO must receive your response no later than August 9, 2015.

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29
Jun

The 2015 Louisiana Legislative Session was very busy. Of particular note is House Bill 843, filed by Representative Chris Hazel at the request of the...

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24
Jun

The AMA recently proposed modifications to the meaningful use EHR system. Their proposal includes changes to increase flexibility and decrease penalti...

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11
Jun

  The Central Line: Hospital and Facility Newsletter Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2015   Transparency of Hospital Charges Under th...

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10
Jun

In October 2015, all businesses accepting credit card payment must be equipped to accept EMV “chip” cards or assume responsibility for fraudulent tra...

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09
Jun

The Central Line: Hospital and Facility Newsletter  Volume 5, Number 2, Summer 2015       Legal Planning for a Hospit...

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08
Jun

The Stark Law prohibits improper referrals and financial relationships in a healthcare setting, especially where Medicare/Medicaid payments are made....

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08
Jun

Is a concierge medical practice right for you? Establishing a concierge practice involves legal, financial, and business considerations for you and yo...

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08
Jun

New Surgical Site Infection Prevention Toolkit was developed by LAMMICO as a comprehensive group of resources to improve SSI prevention programs.

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03
Jun

This week's article outlines the essentials of U.S. Bill HR2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

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03
Jun

The LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant promotes patient safety initiatives through our Risk Management education, featuring a $5,000 grant for nur...

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27
May

LAMMICO is pleased to present six new Risk Management education activities made available to you online through Medical Interactive Community.

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20
May

This week, we present an article that reflects on a recent LAMMICO study, and offer some best practices to include in your future digital communicatio...

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18
May

Simple statements of care and compassion can help ward off malpractice claims. Louisiana’s “I’m Sorry” law prevents claimants from using those stateme...

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13
May

More hospitals across the United States are using "patient advisory councils" as a sounding board for patient feedback to improve hospital customer...

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06
May

The problem of diagnostic error continues to impact healthcare in general and medical professional liability in particular.

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04
May

Get the facts about Medicare’s Chronic Care Management service, which helps healthcare practitioners bill for some types of patient care that is not p...

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29
Apr

LAMMICO policyholders have asked for ICD-10 education reminders and tips to help during this time of transition to ICD-10 code.

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29
Apr

  LAMMICO Weekly April 29, 2015     Preparing for ICD-10 Helpful Tips Before October 1st Deadline Physicians and office...

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27
Apr

What do you know about medical professional liability – a k a malpractice – insurance? LAMMICO sets the record straight on several malpractice insuran...

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22
Apr

HIPAA privacy and security requirements include cloud-based storage companies for electronic health records and the systems that manage them.

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22
Apr

If your electronic health record (EHR) system relies on cloud-based storage, you may want to investigate their risk analysis protocols and secure a si...

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20
Apr

In general, a HIPAA breach does not allow patients to file a lawsuit over mishandled PHI. But a privacy breach may be cited, strengthening a plaintiff...

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15
Apr

In today's high-stress healthcare environment, LAMMICO is keenly aware of the additional burden a malpractice claim can bring to an already taxed hea...

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08
Apr

As an advocate for our policyholders, LAMMICO will be monitoring any activity affecting medical professional liability.

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07
Apr

With LAMMICO’s survey tool, a healthcare provider can compare notes with a patient so the provider can gain insight into the patient’s experience rega...

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01
Apr

Due to the rise of patient infections and death from unsantiary duodenoscopes, LAMMICO has listed some helpful tips on how to properly clean your tool...

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the Letter: Louisiana Newsletter Volume 31, Number 2, March / April 2012 Piecing It All Together: Now Offering New Cost-Saving Resource For Medi...

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