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Staying Productive and Efficient during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all deal with the sequelae of COVID-19, some of us might find extra time due to patient cancellations. If that occurs, use that time to catch up on your administrative chores. Get current on your dictation. Check your billing codes, examine your day sheets for irregularities. Go from treatment [...]

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PRI Offers Weekly Virtual Peer Support to Sustain Medical Professionals During Pandemic Response

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), an admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced the expansion of its peer support program for the medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. PRI is hosting weekly virtual group sessions with a focus on self-care and stress management during the [...]

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Infection Control in the Medical Office

With the real and perceived threat from the coronavirus, influenza, and other infectious diseases, it is important for healthcare practitioners to set an example for their patients. I would recommend that the practitioner make a real effort to wash his or her hands in front of the patient.  Further, have either [...]

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Dismissing a Patient from your Practice

When dismissing a patient from your practice, give that patient days to obtain another healthcare provider. If you will not provide your patient with at least two other names of local practitioners, refer them to the local medical society for a referral. The letter should include verbiage allowing the patient to [...]

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PRI Virtual Event | COVID-19 – Being with Suffering: Finding Beauty Within Brokenness

  Sponsored by the PRI Physician Peer Support Program 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Virtual Peer Discussion led by Mick Krasner, M.D. Monday, April 6th, 2020 8:00PM – 9:00PM Register Now for this Complimentary Event In the already stressful world of medicine, COVID-19 has arrived bringing an immeasurable amount of [...]

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Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced its 2019 financial results showing that the dramatic financial turnaround that began in 2017 is continuing without interruption. The impressive performance in 2019—including a $108 million improvement to surplus and net income of [...]

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Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and situations that may influence our interactions with them and therefore can impact the clinical decisions we make. The influence of affective sources of error on decision making has been widely underestimated. Visceral arousal may put us at risk for making [...]

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Addressing a Potential HIPAA Violation

In upstate New York, an insurance company is demanding computer access to all their panel providers. They are claiming that they are entitled to it as all of their subscribers have given permission. The problem is, is that they are demanding total access, which would include access to other patients that [...]

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PRI’s Writer’s Studio with Barbara Hirsch, MD

Narrative Medicine is a field that combines the love of writing with the love of medicine. PRI is delighted to have Endocrinologist and Narrative Medicine expert Barbara Hirsch, MD to lead a monthly Writing Workshop. Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 Time: 6:30pm – 8pm Location: PRI Headquarters in Roslyn 1800 Northern [...]

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Patient Records

Many times, state and federal agencies will ask for patient records. Many health care providers do not include consult reports, other medical records, including prior records, that are part of your patient chart. That is a major mistake. The authorities should know that you were quite aware of these other records [...]

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Recent News From PRI

PRI Offers Weekly Virtual Peer Support to Sustain Medical Professionals During Pandemic Response

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), an admitted medical malpractice insurer in [...]

Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical [...]

Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and [...]

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