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Increasing Trouble with “Tails”

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By Matt Gracey As more doctors join hospitals or are considering doing so we are seeing more trouble created in the transactions by the doctors’ malpractice insurance tail issues.  Once a doctor terminates his or her coverage for their practice and moves into a hospital practice their policy coverage will burn up almost completely unless

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OCMS Welcomes New Executive Leadership

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The Board of Directors of the Orange County Medical Society (OCMS) is extremely pleased to announce the new Executive Leadership of the organization.  The OCMS has entered into an agreement with Cobbe Consulting & Management (CCM) for Fraser Cobbe to serve as the new Executive Director of the association. Mr. Cobbe has extensive experience in

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Focus on Emergency Preparedness

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RISK MANAGEMENT TIPS AND RESOURCES FROM MEDICAL PROTECTIVE American College of Emergency Physicians — EMS and Disaster  Preparedness The American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP’s) EMS and Disaster Preparedness webpage currently focuses on the effects of bombings and other mass casualty events. The page provides numerous links to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s

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Many states that passed malpractice caps a decade ago should expect to see judicial review because caps aren’t passing constitutional muster and aren’t delivering on what they advertised, says a legal expert.

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John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 28, 2014 The Florida Supreme Court's ruling this spring invalidating that state's 11-year-old cap on damages in medical malpractice suits marks the latest successful challenge to state laws across the nation that critics say enrich insurance companies but deny due process to grievously injured people. "It is unfortunately a
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Caps in Malpractice Cases Thrown Out – What Next?

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Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); By Matt Gracey, Jr. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in medical-malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The long-awaited ruling came in the case of a Panhandle woman who died of complications after giving birth in 2006. The court ruled 5-2 that a
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Workers’ Compensation Investigators Are On The Prowl – Is Your Practice Next?

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Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Recently, we have received frantic phone calls from several of our clients that were caught off guard by unscheduled, random visits from Compliance Investigators with Florida’s Bureau of Compliance. This is clearly a sign of their determination to enforce the Workers’ Compensation laws and hold employers accountable, and with an increase
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BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT REJECTS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE DAMAGE CAP

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On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a 2003 law limiting damages in medical-malpractice cases is unconstitutional. The long-awaited ruling came in the case of a Panhandle woman who died of complications after giving birth in 2006. The court ruled 5-2 that a cap on “non-economic” damages violates the Equal Protection

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Workers’ Compensation Payroll Fraud

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Workers’ compensation insurance premium fraud has become a real problem in Florida. Besides being illegal, it affects the bottom lines of all businesses, large or small, and leads to higher insurance premiums for honest businesses. Additionally, it has a negative impact on the state’s rate-making system.  There are three common types of premium fraud –

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Are You Compliant?

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Total Compliance Solutions has created an intensive process for making sure that your practice or business is accomplishing the necessary functions to maintain good regulatory compliance. We can create a site specific compliance program that covers a wide range of issues like: Corporate Compliance, OSHA and HIPAA/HITECH. Our team of healthcare consultants has built healthcare

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