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And the 2016 Buchman Award goes to Matt Gracey!

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On September 12, 2016, Danna-Gracey CEO Matt Gracey received the Buchman Award for extraordinary achievement in the healthcare liability industry. This annual award is present to a partner who makes a significant positive contribution to the field and embodies the spirit of MedPro’s core values. Matt’s contributions include the development of a unique business strategy

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Florida Legislature Discussing Workers’ Compensation Premium Changes

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As all Florida businesses large and small come to the realization that their workers’ compensation premium has increased almost 15% as of December 1st, 2016, most of them are completely unaware that this increase is only the beginning of additional increases if the Florida legislature does not take action this session to alleviate the effects of

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Physicians Should Prepare for Increase in Malpractice Premiums

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By Vanessa Orr Physicians who invest in malpractice insurance in Florida have had the benefit of buying in a soft market – characterized by low rates and low claims – but according to insurance specialist Matt Gracey, CEO of Danna-Gracey, the leading independent medical malpractice insurance agency in the state, that is about to change.

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Do You Want to Be a Paid Medical Expert Witness?

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By Bill Gompers Medical expert witness testimony is essential to all medical malpractice legal proceedings. Usually, without a medical expert, plaintiffs cannot proceed to trial, and defendants are usually doomed to an adverse jury verdict. Medical experts are recruited in many ways, even from proprietary companies who offer a diverse variety of experts. Many professional

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Weathering the Storm: Electronic Health Records and Disaster Recovery

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Laura M. Cascella, MA Natural disasters, although devastating, offer opportunities to examine various aspects of disaster planning, preparedness, and response — including those related to healthcare. Specifically, several major disasters over the past decade have provided a glimpse of the many ways in which electronic health records (EHRs) are capable of transforming disaster recovery efforts

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When Disaster Strikes, Strike Back: Preparing for and Managing Environmental Emergencies

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Laura M. Cascella, MA Environmental emergencies can occur at any time and any place, and they can have widespread consequences for individuals, businesses, and communities. Natural disasters, severe weather, industrial accidents, chemical and oil spills, and unintentional radiation exposure are all examples of potential environmental emergencies. History has shown society’s vulnerability to a myriad of

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Can Your Office Benefit From a Portable Device Policy?

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MedPro Group Patient Safety & Risk Solutions More than ever, people are using portable electronic devices (such as laptops, cell phones, tablets, e-readers, and other “smart” devices) as part of everyday life. This trend will no doubt continue to grow as a result of technological advances and consumer demand. Although these devices can be entertaining

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Unraveling Diagnostic Errors in Otolaryngology Claims

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Laura M. Cascella, MA A look at MedPro claims data for otolaryngology (ENT) shows that allegations related to diagnosis are not as prevalent as allegations involving surgical treatment. However, claims involving diagnosis-related allegations can be significant in terms of poor patient outcomes. These claims often involve cancer, and most of the allegations are related to

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Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Up Nearly 15%

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By Tom Murphy Less than two months ago I wrote an article titled “Prepare for Increase in Workers’ Comp Premiums.” It is official: The Florida Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR) has issued its final order approving the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) request to increase rates on a statewide average of 14.5%. This was

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