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Recognizing Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19, 2022 (with ideas)

To help you get creative in recognizing Patient Safety Awareness this week starting March 13-19, 2022, we searched the internet for the best ideas. There are several ideas that can help bring awareness , create a culture of safety and spark action in your practice. Information is helping to promote and improve patient safety. Here …

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The Hidden Costs of Risk Pooling

Insurance renewal season is here again and that means many medical professionals are looking to make changes to their insurance coverage. Before deciding on what type of insurer to work with, it is important to understand the different types of insurers and why you should be wary of reciprocal insurance companies. Risk Transfer and Risk …

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CA Senate Bill No. 93: Rehiring Displaced Workers due to COVID-19

In California, a new bill regarding employment practices has gone into effect. Senate Bill No. 93 was approved on April 16, 2021 and requires employers to offer information about newly available job positions to former employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 93 went into effect immediately and is effective until …

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How COVID-19 has Impacted the EPLI Market

What is EPLI? EPLI, or employment practices liability insurance, cover businesses from claims made by employees that the company has violated their rights. Though most EPLI claims are made against big corporations, any business that has employees is at risk of lawsuits. EPLI coverage is sometimes offered as an endorsement to a Business Owners Policy …

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The Risks of Administering COVID-19 Vaccinations and How to Avoid Them

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in the United States with the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and now the Moderna vaccine, which have been made available to healthcare workers. With 2 more vaccines currently in stage 3 clinical trials, it is likely that doctors will be administering COVID-19 vaccines to the public in the upcoming …

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SB 1159 and How it Impacts Employers in California

Several weeks ago, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1159 into law. SB1159 establishes the presumption (which previously did not exist) that certain employees who test positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at work. This means for purposes of workers compensation benefits employers must now prove an employee DID NOT contract the virus in …

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Safely Re-Opening a Medical Practice Amid COVID-19 Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many non-essential healthcare businesses to shut down or modify their operations for the last few months. As restrictions are being lifted and many businesses are beginning to re-open, it is important for healthcare businesses to understand the necessary steps to take before opening their doors to the public again.   …

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What Steps Should Doctors Who Perform Elective Surgeries be Taking NOW

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many medical professionals and their businesses have been prevented from working and have been forced to shut their doors. This has been especially problematic for plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, medspas and others that primarily perform elective or non-emergent procedures. A few suggestions we have for our clients in the cosmetic …

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COVID-19 Useful Resources and Links for Physicians

NORCAL COVID-19 patient safety resources  Medical Protective COVID19 Resources TDC Telehealth Resources Resources for Plastic Surgery: Collected resources from American Society of Plastic Surgeons Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During Covid-19 EMERGENCY COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Summary from California Medical Association …

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Which Physician Specialties are at the Highest Risk for Malpractice Claims?

In 2017, JAMA Network published their findings on the physician specialties who paid the most in malpractice claims from 1992 to 2014. Their analysis was based on data from the National Practitioner Data Bank and includes almost 20 million physician-years of data, characterized by physician specialty, with all dollar amounts being adjusted to 2014 dollars. …

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