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Risks to the Physician for Unlicensed Staff Providing Home Care

You work for a referral service that provides various types of medical personnel to give at-home care to patients. You become aware that your service is providing personnel without the appropriate license to perform medical treatment on patients. If you do nothing about it, most state boards can and will discipline [...]

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How do other state’s case law malpractice rulings impact New York?

Clients will often inform me of a case from a remote state and think that it is case law in the state they are in. That is not the case! In order for a case to have an impact on the state where the case is located, the case usually has [...]

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The Corporate Turnaround of Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers at 2 Years

To turn around an insurance company —especially one with liabilities exceeding its assets by more than $300 million, large underwriting losses and deteriorating levels of premium — requires a plan. Executives at PRIMMA LLC, the current attorney-in-fact for Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), began implementing that plan two years ago when they [...]

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Live Education CME Event: Becoming the Protagonist of Your Own Life Story

Writing fiction provides an underappreciated yet rich avenue for physicians to approach mindful practice and build resilience. PRI is excited to announce a workshop with a world-renowned expert physician skilled in this area of writing.   “…if I had not started to write short speculative fiction back in 2010, I might not [...]

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Physicians and HIPAA Law

Many physicians and healthcare practitioners, do not understand the HIPAA law. The key is understanding what is PHI or Protected Health Information. PHI is any payment or medical record that makes the person in question identifiable. Any identifying data, name or email address qualifies. Your patient may request a copy of [...]

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Webinar – PRI & Frier Levitt Present “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Separating from Your Employer without the Drama”

WEBINAR Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Separating from Your Employer without the Drama John E. Morrone, Esq. Frier Levitt, LLC. Thu, Nov 14, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST In this webinar, John E. Morrone, Esq. Partner at boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt, LLC, will discuss exiting employment [...]

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Introduction to Mindfulness: Practical and Accessible Skills for Today’s Physician

Introduction to Mindfulness: Practical and Accessible Skills for Today’s Physician Sponsored by the PRI Physician Peer Support Program October 15, 2019 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  Mark Bertin, MD   PRI is pleased to offer to you Mindfulness Training led by nationally recognized Mindfulness expert, Mark Bertin, MD. Because of the [...]

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The PRI Physicians’ Club Presents a Day at the Met

A DAY AT THE MET! The PRI Physicians' Club is sponsoring A Day at the Met with your colleagues. Please join us on one of the following dates. Event dates: Saturday, October 26, 2019: beginning at 10:00am Saturday, November 2, 2019: beginning at 10:00am Ticket Option One: One-hour private Museum Highlights Tour followed by [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of Appendicitis in a 3 ½-year old Girl.

  PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a pediatrician, a pediatric physician assistant (PA), and an urgent care facility in a case involving the alleged failure to diagnose appendicitis in a 3 ½ year old girl.   The events of the case began on December 3rd at 11:30 PM [...]

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What substances are driving NYS opioid epidemic?

We constantly hear about the “Opioid Epidemic”. I decided to take a look at the numbers. In New York, quarterly statistics are required in all sorts of categories of opioid problems. Looking at the dozens of counties around New York, as well as the statewide statistics, over 90% of people that [...]

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Recent News From PRI

The Corporate Turnaround of Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers at 2 Years

To turn around an insurance company —especially one with liabilities exceeding [...]

The Electronic Medical Record – A Patient Safety Tool

The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has been challenging and [...]

PRI Interviews Dr. Jo Shapiro on the Impact of Physician Peer Support

“We're very social animals if you will. And feeling isolated is [...]

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