7 Types of Business Insurances Medical Providers Should Consider

Let’s Talk Insurance. Beyond Malpractice insurance, what other insurance should I consider? Every medical provider knows that you have to buy malpractice insurance, and they generally understand why they need it.  Another policy that every business has to have is Workers Compensation for their employees. After these two policies, there are seven more that deserve a thorough examination: CGL – The Commercial General Liability Policy. Along with your malpractice policy, this is probably the most important policy you should purchase. CGL policies cover the following risks: Property damage, bodily injury, reputational harm and advertising injury.  Examples of risk that would be covered would...

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Maggie Hansen, SVP/Chief Nurse Executive, at Memorial Healthcare System, Appointed by Governor to Florida Board of Nursing

Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, Maggie Hansen, MHSc, RN, has been appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida Board of Nursing. Hansen is one of nine current board members and will serve a four-year term in the Nurse Executive Seat. The nursing board works to ensure the fitness and competence of nurses who provide healthcare services to patients in the state. They focus primarily on licensing practitioners who meet established standards, enforcing regulations, keeping the public informed, and protecting the Nurse Practice Act, which prohibits nurses who fall below minimum competency or present a danger to the public from practicing...

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Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

COVID-19 has led to a boom in telehealth, with some health care facilities seeing an increase in its use by as much as 8,000%. This shift happened quickly and unexpectedly and has left many people asking whether telehealth is really as good as in-person care. Over the last decade, I’ve studied telehealth as a Ph.D. researcher while using it as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse. Telehealth is the use of phone, video, internet and technology to perform health care, and when done right, it can be just as effective as in-person health care. But as many patients and health care professionals switch to telehealth for the first time, there will inevitably be a learning curve as...

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Feds Recover $2.6B in 2019

The federal government recently announced it won or negotiated more than $2.6 billion in healthcare fraud adjustments and settlements during the last fiscal year (2019). As a result of its efforts, as well as those of preceding years, approximately $3.6 billion was recovered. Of that total, approximately $2.5 billion was transferred to the Medicare Trust Funds. The 2019 recovery is slightly more than the $2.3 billion it recovered in fiscal year 2018. Of that recovery, $1.2 billion was returned to the Medicare Trust Funds. The annual look back released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), noted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) opened 1,060 new criminal healthcare...

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