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EmPRO COVID-19 Update: Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice

EmPRO COVID-19 Update Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice EmPRO would like to update our insured doctors and facility managers regarding evolving malpractice issues associated with COVID-19. As restrictions begin to lift and practices look to transition to a higher percentage of in-person care, providers should be aware of associated risks. [...]

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Professional Conduct and Physician Reporting

New York and many other states have a regulation which requires the licensed medical professional to report another licensed medical professional if it reasonably appears to show that a licensee is guilty of professional misconduct as defined in the particular state regulation or statute. Think about that! You see a colleague [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of Alleged Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer

Our Claims and Legal team secured a medical malpractice defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of an internist in a case involving an allegation of a delay in diagnosing cancer resulting in metastatic breast cancer in a 28-year old female. The allegation period began on February 9th when [...]

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COVID-19 Group Support Virtual Meetings for All Medical Professionals and Healthcare Workers

Joseph Weiner MD, PhD will be facilitating complimentary Virtual Peer Support Groups. to all members of the healthcare team  in New York and beyond during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are not limiting this group to physicians and nurses - all healthcare workers are welcome. Dr. Weiner is an Associate Professor of [...]

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Using Telemedicine at Your Practice

Telemedicine is not meant as a vehicle to increase your income during the COVID-19 pandemic. When you are performing a patient “visit” via telemedicine, if you are charging the government, the services must be medically necessary. Your chart must reflect the nature and reason of your “visit”. Your chart should document [...]

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Patient Follow Up Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic

We are all under tremendous pressure due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. However, you will not get a pass on patient follow-up care. You still must make patients aware of test results and their significance. You must still follow -up on proposed treatment plans. Follow-up on patient referrals is mandatory. Follow up [...]

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CDC (Center for Disease Control) 101

LEGAL BRIEFS: CDC 101 The Center for Disease Control was founded after World War II. It grew out of an organization that helped fight malaria in war areas. It is part of the U.S. Public Health Services. It focuses on aspects of communicable diseases of all kinds as well as drug [...]

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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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EmPRO COVID-19 Update: Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice

EmPRO COVID-19 Update Preparations for Opening Up Your Practice EmPRO would [...]

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COVID-19 Group Support Virtual Meetings for All Medical Professionals and Healthcare Workers

Joseph Weiner MD, PhD will be facilitating complimentary Virtual Peer Support [...]

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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 [...]

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