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Unlike most other workers who retire, physicians need to be concerned about the possibility of a malpractice suit long after they see their last patient. Why? A patient could discover years later that a doctor missed a diagnosis, for example. To ensure malpractice coverage is in place, consider taking these three steps in the months well before discontinuing practice.

From 1999 to 2013, the number of opioid painkillers prescribed and sold in the U.S. nearly quadrupled. As a result of those prescriptions, 16,000 people died in one year — 2013 — the researchers reported. Given these sad facts, physicians are wondering how they can protect themselves from malpractice suits when patients are so desperate for pain relief.

In healthcare, we deal with highly sensitive and very private electronic information, so of course our ears perk up every time we see headlines about the latest cyber threat or breach. The natural question is whether this could happen to us. This is constructive if it leads to cyber risk-prevention. But all too often, folks are responding with, “it could not happen to me,” or “my insurance policy covers this so I’m prepared.” These folks are ignoring the growing cyber threat around all of us. They are whistling past the “cyber” graveyard.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 05, 2015) – The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), a leading provider of insurance products and services designed specifically for physicians, has partnered with Astute Doctor Education Inc. to add a new Cross-Cultural Communication course to the PREVENT risk management education program of CME courses for insured physicians. Founded on evidence-based, peer-reviewed research, the new course can help doctors improve cross-cultural communication skills and avoid related medical malpractice risk when treating patients of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Madison, Wis. (January 6, 2015) – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation), the country’s largest privately-held, third-party employee benefits administrator, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Consumer-Directed Healthcare (CDH) service offering of the MGIS Companies (MGIS) based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The MGIS CDH service offering includes Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Reimbursement […]