Author Archives: Steve Whalen

Is Your Physician Profile Updated?

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Florida law requires the Department of Health (DOH) to make Florida-licensed physician profiles available to the public via the Internet. Physicians are required to keep their profiles current. Section 456.042, Florida Statutes, states, “A practitioner must submit updates of required information within 15 days after the final activity that renders such information a fact.” If

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Custom Lunch n’ Learns

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With doctors receiving so much risk management advice, the importance of the communications skills of the office staff has been long overlooked. This presentation stresses the relationship and caring aspects of risk management and relates practical, usable techniques that can be integrated easily into the medical office setting. Would you like Danna-Gracey to visit your
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Overexposed

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By Bill Gompers Most experts are predicting healthcare providers’ liability exposure will dramatically increase this year and in the immediate future. Many drivers are contributing to this situation, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the conversion of medical record keeping from manual systems to electronic medical records (EMR), and converting from International
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Notice of Workers’ Compensation Exemption Law Change

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The Florida Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law CS/HB 941, which amended Sections 440.02(9) and 440.05, Florida Statutes. Effective July 1, 2013, the law changes to include non-construction limited liability company (LLC) members as employees. LLC members will be included on their Workers’ Compensation insurance policy; however, they may elect to be exempt

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Planning To Say I’m Sorry

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By Bill Gompers During the last few years many studies have revealed an increasing incidence of clinical errors in hospitals as well as office-based medical practices. Previously, it was common practice not to reveal such occurrences.  Considering today’s desire for transparency and established laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, it is widely accepted that patients should
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Planning To Say I’m Sorry

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By Bill Gompers During the last few years many studies have revealed an increasing incidence of clinical errors in hospitals as well as office-based medical practices. Previously, it was common practice not to reveal such occurrences.  Considering today’s desire for transparency and established laws, rules, regulations and guidelines, it is widely accepted that patients should

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401K Plan Liabilities Increasing Significantly for Employers

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By Wes Caldwell Most medical practices don’t know about the significant liability they have regarding their 401k plans and, even worse, almost none know how the government is dramatically increasing its enforcement actions.  I have talked with many medical practices who think that the service provider or plan administrator has the fiduciary responsibility for their

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