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Matt Gracey Honored with the MedPro Group Buchman Award

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In 1899, Dr. A.P. Buchman, a practicing physician in Fort Wayne, Indiana, helped father a law through the state legislature making possible the organization of insurance companies to cover malpractice hazards. Out of this legislation was born the creation of medical malpractice insurance, and with it, the company that is known today as MedPro Group. Over 100

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Prepare for Increase in Workers’ Comp Premiums

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Florida Supreme Court Overturns Legislative Reforms By Tom Murphy Florida employers have enjoyed a series of decreases in workers’ compensation rates since the 2003 legislative overhaul that has led to a reduction of over 50% in rates over the past 13 years. It appears the good times are about to come to an end for

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Considering Employment?

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By Bill Gompers During the last decade, many of my friends and clients have made the decision to abandon their own practices and move to the employment model.  Some have gone to academic settings while others have opted to join hospitals, larger independent groups, or corporations.  The driving factors compelling these actions include declining reimbursement

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Liability Trends in the Delivery of Addiction Treatment

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By Tom Murphy Behavioral healthcare, and specifically addiction treatment, is rapidly growing and changing as the United States tries to move away from the failed “war on drugs” to the “demand reduction” model. Additionally, the Affordable Care Act has not only increased the number of insured patients seeking care, it has managed to bring behavioral

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Workers’ Compensation Update April 2015

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Exclusive Remedy Upheld By Florida Supreme Court By Tom Murphy In a previous article, I provided information regarding a ruling by Judge Jorge E. Cueto of Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in which Judge Cueto ruled the state’s workers’ compensation “exclusive remedy” provision was unconstitutional. He went on to say that the workers’ compensation reforms

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Concierge, ACOs and IPAs Beware of Vicarious Liability

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By Tom Murphy On February 10, 2015, a Palm Beach County jury returned a verdict of $8.5 million against MDVIP, the  largest concierge medical practice in the country. This is believed to be the first medical-malpractice verdict against MDVIP and the first against any concierge physician-management company. The verdict confirmed that the jury found MDVIP

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Sony, Target and Your Medical Practice

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What do Sony, Target and your medical practice have in common? Much more than you may think! Last December we all watched as Target announced that they had fallen victim to a cyber-attack and a vast amount of financial and personal data from customers was stolen. To date, Target has been fighting various lawsuits, including

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AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS LIABILITY – INSURANCE PRIMER

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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), by the nature of their business, always face liability risks. Although many of these risks can be lessened through implementation of risk-management practices, they can rarely be eliminated. Thus, it is prudent to define a liability-insurance program that addresses the ASC’s needs and ensures your peace of mind should the unexpected

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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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Is Bankruptcy Worth Your Medical License?

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By Matt Gracey According to statistics, millions of Americans file for bankruptcy every year.  For most people, the process is relatively simple and absolves them of the cost of most unsecured debts.  For physicians, it may not be quite that simple.  In addition to a seven year blemish on your credit history, bankruptcy may be

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