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Risks of Using Uncertified Coders for Billing

I am often asked who should do my billing. All to often, a successful practice’s biller is an uncertified office manager. Perhaps that “biller” took a weekend course on billing. The “biller” often has no clue as to CPT-10 or ICD intricacies. Often I hear that “someone” told her/him, that using [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of a Dissection of the Thoracic Aorta

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician in a case involving an allegation of a delayed diagnosis of a Type A dissection of the thoracic aorta. The events of the case began on September 23rd at 9 a.m. when the patient was brought in by ambulance [...]

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Updating your physician profile on state websites dealing with licensing

In most states, there is a physician profile on the state website dealing with licensing. You are required to keep it updated and current. I am always amazed how many physicians do not know about it or have not updated it in years. Please keep in mind that various states are [...]

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A Half-Day Wellness Retreat: Addressing Physician Burnout, Building Resilience and Promoting Flourishing in Medical Practice

Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:00am – 1:30pm PRI - 1800 Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY  11576 Mick Krasner, MD Upon completion of this retreat, physicians should be able to: Understand the components of mindfulness: intention, attention, and attitude Experience how perception is conditioned by our own mental models, assumptions, judgments, interpretations, and [...]

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Answering Administrative Inquiries From Your State Medical Board

What is the worst way in answering an administrative inquiry into your practice? Ignore it. Many physicians do not bother to answer or contact an attorney for a month or more after receiving such a letter. State investigators do not like being ignored; nobody likes being ignored. An investigation starts on [...]

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Opioid Prescribing – Addressing Patients’ Needs While Avoiding Pitfalls Video

Join John E. Morrone, Esq., partner at the national boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt, as he addresses opioid prescribing and avoiding pitfalls, including: CDC Guidelines State law limitation on prescribing DEA enforcement and compliance Compliance planning to avoid regulatory scrutiny Naloxone prescribing and patient education Participants of this webinar will: [...]

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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Joins Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

ROSLYN, N.Y. – September 28, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the second largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, today announced it is has become a Corporate Member of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). SIDM is a nonprofit organization devoted to addressing the problem of [...]

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OSN New York Ophthalmology

PRI will be at Booth #13 at the OSN New York Ophthalmology show this weekend September 28-30 Click Here to visit the show's website for more info

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Defense Verdict in a Case of an Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency medicine physician and an ambulatory endoscopy facility in a case of a then 64 year old decedent who died one day following discharge from the emergency department. The patient presented with a chief complaint of vomiting. He had a known history [...]

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Negligence and Medical Malpractice

In the medical malpractice arena, physicians and providers often are sued for negligence. Upon investigation, it turns out that the subsequent treater's treatment was negligent or compounded the problem. Yet, that treater is not sued. Are you responsible for the damages done by the subsequent malpractice? The short answer is yes! [...]

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