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June 25th Education Seminar – Demystifying Medical Malpractice Litigation

PRI hosted this season’s final  live  NYDFS 5% Discount / Excess Insurance and CME Live Seminar  this evening at PRI headquarters in Roslyn NY.  The program, Demystifying Medical Malpractice Litigation, is a 5-hour course developed to explain and demonstrate important malpractice concepts such as the elements of negligence, statute of limitations, [...]

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Prescribing Opioids

“The Feds” are now computing batting averages for those who prescribe for opioids. For those who prescribe opioids, beware that big data enables the government to compute what your average morphine equivalent dose prescription is. This in turn, alerts them as to possible problems in your prescribing patterns. Just one more [...]

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June 15th Education Seminar – Demystifying Medical Malpractice Litigation

PRI hosted its fourth June 2019 NYDFS 5% Discount / Excess Insurance and CME Live Seminar today at PRI headquarters in Roslyn NY.  The program, Demystifying Medical Malpractice Litigation, is a 5-hour course developed to explain and demonstrate important malpractice concepts such as the elements of negligence, statute of limitations, and [...]

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Sign your health insurance company claims forms

Please do not forget to sign your HCFA forms, electronically or otherwise. It must be a valid signature or else the government, under the False Claims Act can claim fraud! A substitute signature is NOT valid! This was just recently decided by a federal district court in US ex rel Kelly [...]

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The Federal Government and Opioid Prescriptions

About 70,000 Part D Medicare beneficiaries receive greater or equal to 90 Morphine Equivalent Dosage on a daily basis. This is an “extreme” dosage according to the CDC. The scoop from the Feds is that you should attempt to taper this group’s dosage! Your charts must reflect the taper attempts. The [...]

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Saving Important Documents

Do you routinely throw out letters from your insurance companies? I am talking about all kinds of insurance. Do you not save your old medical malpractice insurance policies? Start saving these letters and emails immediately. Scan it, take a picture or file a hard copy, but save them. The information that [...]

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Malpractice and Licensure Action

No malpractice does not mean no licensure action. Please remember that a poor outcome does not necessarily equate to medical malpractice. A potential injury does not usually equate to actual damages in a malpractice suit. However, if a physician “got lucky” and his/her negligent actions did not damage a patient, that [...]

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Avoid confusion – Violations are not misdemeanors

I have had several clients who have run afoul of a statute, that upon examination was a “violation” not a misdemeanor. In such a case, you have not been convicted of a “crime”. A violation is akin to a parking ticket. Why is this important? When you are completing credentialing applications, [...]

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Medical Charting

I have always been a fan of history. As part of my Civil War studies, I have had occasion to review the medical records produced by Union Army surgeons. They would work all day amputating limbs. Terrible work, often performed in the intense heat and the frigid cold in tents. These [...]

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Physician Burnout Discussion Group and CME Program

PRI is pleased to announce its May 2, 2019 Physician Discussion Group and CME Program at the Chinese American Independent Practice Association (CAIPA) location in Brooklyn, New York. A DUAL DESIGNED PROGRAM: The program will open with Dr. Kovacs delivering a brief presentation entitled: Physician Wellness: Physicians in Crisis. The Group [...]

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