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Employment Contracts – Beware of the Internet!

Many of my clients feel the need to save some money by using an employment contract they found on the internet. They are not state specific. The law in New York differs from the law in Pennsylvania. Physician are not trained in contract law. Does the contract state under which state [...]

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PRI Webinar – Surviving A State Administrative Investigation

PRI WEBINAR Thursday March 14, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT To register for this event, click here. An investigation from the NY state licensing board, otherwise known as the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), can have serious consequences on a physician's license, practice, and livelihood. This is why [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Subdural Hematoma

PRI secured a defense verdict on behalf of an internist/rheumatologist and a nurse practitioner in Queens County Supreme Court in a case involving an allegation of a delayed diagnosis of a subdural hematoma resulting in neurological impairment. The plaintiff was a 45 year old man who received general medical care at [...]

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Federal Anti-Kickback Act

How many of you work for a medical group as an independent contractor? Now, how many of you also work for a straight percentage of the patients seen? In other words, you are not getting a W-2 at the end of the year. Well, you may very well be in violation [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Pediatric Case of an Intracranial Tumor

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of two pediatricians and their limited liability corporation in a case involving an alleged delay in the diagnosis of a large symptomatic meningioma in a nine year old boy requiring surgery and causing alleged postoperative neurological deficits. The patient followed at the defendants’ pediatric [...]

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HIPAA

Having had close relatives recently in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, I have gotten to observe up close, the handling of protected health information (PHI). Frankly, the medical and ancillary personnel had a rather cavalier attitude in the area of PHI. Discussions using patients’ names went on with no regard for who [...]

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The Danger of Mixing Opioids with Benzodiazepines

For those of my readers that treat pain and various psychiatric conditions, it is important to be aware that the CDC and all state licensing administrative bodies frown upon mixing opioids with benzodiazepines. Both are respiratory depressants. Many prescribers still mix these two medications. Has the patient been using both for [...]

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CAIPA Fall Celebration with PRI Attorney Presentation

PRI will be at the Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) Fall Celebration on Thursday November 15, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. The event will be taking place at Park Asia Restaurant 6521 8th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11220 In addition to food and festivities provided by CAIPA, CAIPA will also [...]

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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers to Host Half-Day Wellness Retreat on the Impact of Mindfulness on Patient Care

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the second largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, will be hosting a no-cost educational retreat, “A Half Day Wellness Retreat: Addressing Physician Burnout, Building Resilience and Promoting Flourishing in Medical Practice,” on Saturday, November 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the company’s [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Ear

PRI secured two medical malpractice defense verdicts at the Supreme Court of Suffolk County, New York, on behalf of a dermatologist and an otolaryngologist in a case involving an alleged delay in the diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. The case began when a 64 year old male with a history of [...]

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Recent News From PRI

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Joins Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

ROSLYN, N.Y. – September 28, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), [...]

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Hosts World-Renowned Expert in Physician Burnout

ROSLYN, N.Y. – September 14, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), [...]

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Renews Exclusive Agreement with MagnaCare

ROSLYN, N.Y. – August 7, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), [...]

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