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HELP YOUR BROKER HELP YOU

If you aren’t too familiar with professional liability insurance, you probably think that a broker and an agent are the same thing but you couldn’t be more wrong.  Do you know that a “broker” works for the insured?  He works for you!  Did you know a “broker” has the insured’s best interest in mind?  He wants what’s best for you! 

6 Time Saving Tips for Physicians

One of the most valuable commodities for physicians and medical practices is TIME.  It always seems like there is not enough time to ensure that patients are getting the care they need, the attention they deserve, that health and test records are logged accurately, etc.  The following list includes six quick tips and strategies on how to provide patient care in the most effective manner possible.

Increasing CME and CE Compliance Audits

Effective immediately, the Licensing Program of the Medical Board of California has increased the number of audits conducted for continuing medical education (CME) compliance by physicians as well as continuing education (CE) compliance by licensed midwives from 1% to 10%.

New Prescription Forms Required for Controlled Substances

Effective January 1, 2019, new prescription forms with uniquely printed serialized numbers are required for controlled substances.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released notices that explain the serial number format and the reporting requirements.  Notices from the Medical Board of California and the California State Board of Pharmacy have also been sent out to prescribers and pharmacists. 

6 Ways to Prevent Patient Injury and Ultimately Avoid Lawsuits for Physicians

Risks surround physicians every single day, ranging from alleged diagnostic errors to inadequate follow-up.  This is where risk management comes in and is so crucial to practicing healthcare professionals.  Risk management is a series of strategies designed to reduce the likelihood of injury to the patient and also reduces the likelihood that a suit will result if an injury occurs. 

 Changes Within the Medical Board of California That Can Affect You

Effective January 1, 2020, all physician applicants, regardless of which medical school they attended, will have to complete three years of Board-approved postgraduate training.  For those residents who participate in a California approved postgraduate training program will receive a postgraduate training license created by this new law.