physicians

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. 

Starting a Successful Private Practice – Laying the Foundation 

Opening up your own practice can be a long and laborious process but the long-term rewarding benefits can enrich your life.  Some examples of these benefits include enhanced physician-patient relationships and the freedom to practice guided by your own personal and professional goals.  Building a solid foundation in the early planning stages will prepare you for a successful practice in the future.  The necessary steps to start building this foundation are described below. 

Free Online CME Credit from California Environmental Protection Agency 

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency has announced two of its courses that offer continuing medical education credits.  These courses are recently revised free online one-hour courses.