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Successfully Navigating the Disability Claims Process

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BY VANESSA ORR When it comes to disability insurance, many physicians either choose not to have it or don’t have enough. This is mainly because they don’t believe they’ll ever need it—or because they believe that if they do have a disability claim, the carrier won’t pay. “Often the only time that physicians hear about

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The Importance of Multi-factor Authentication in Your Practice

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By Steve Whalen According to Coalition, the leading cyber insurance company for small and midsize businesses, approximately 36% of claims reported by their policyholders occurred due to a business email compromise. These claims resulted in a range of losses, from ransomware, social engineering, and funds-transfer fraud to regulatory penalties and data-restoration costs, among others. Each

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Employers Urged to Review EPLI Policies as COVID Lawsuits Loom

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By Vanessa Orr As businesses begin to open back up, employers are facing a myriad of issues pertaining to employee and patient safety. Some employees are ready to work but are afraid of contracting the virus; others may refuse to follow CDC guidelines, despite these rules being in place to ensure a safe reopening. Still

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Wave of Lawsuits May Follow Second COVID Wave

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By Vanessa Orr It was already a perfect storm: the medical malpractice marketplace was hardening considerably as a result of insurers losing money not just in Florida, but in almost every state. Claims frequency was slowly rising as claims severity rose at a rapid pace; yet pricing had been kept very low because of the

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Telemedicine Applications Put Your Practice at Risk of a Cyberattack

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By Tom Murphy The current COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the use of telemedicine. It has forced the sudden adoption of telemedicine by many medical practices and healthcare systems, accompanied by government and payer emergency measures that have helped to make telemedicine care easier. Most of these emergency measures will sunset, and while most physicians and

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Healthcare Heroes: Yes, Pandemic Lawsuits Will Become Viral

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By Matt Gracey What a spicy, hot pandemic stew of lawsuits is brewing in America! This is particularly true in the healthcare world since this is a mother lode of a healthcare crisis. Simmering now and headed to a boil are incredibly strong factors: Fear; sadness; isolation; divisiveness; suspicion; and distrustfulness of authority, of others,

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