Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D. reflects on his 20-year career at LAMMICO ahead of his retirement.
Natalie Cohen, LAMMICO Practice Management Specialist, offers insights on the Quality Payment Program and MIPS in her “MIPS in a Minute” column.
For patients who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or late-deafened, effective communication requires more.
Does a physician have a legal obligation to inform a patient’s employer or the government of a patient’s condition if it could affect their ability to...
In order to better serve our insureds, LAMMICO has made several changes to our upcoming schedule of risk management and patient safety education for 2...
Medical Interactive presents three new courses as part of an ongoing effort to provide robust education about current topics and trends in patient saf...
On December 5, 2018, the LAMMICO Board of Directors declared a 4% dividend, marking the 12th consecutive dividend since 2008.
Effective August 1, 2018, Louisiana has a new and expanded definition of personal private information.
At the end of a person's life, his or her family may have very different views on medical care, putting the healthcare provider in the middle of famil...
Many healthcare providers likely don’t know that certain types of surgical procedures performed in an office require specialized record-keeping.
Physician burnout has been present for about 20 years, but it has not been actively acknowledged until the past decade. We present some details about...
An example of a claim that resulted in an uncapped exposure is discussed - a claim brought by a third-party alleging negligent discharge.
Beginning with January 1, 2019 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...
The ADA compels healthcare providers to accommodate patients with disabilities, including allowing some types of animals in the treatment room.
The applicable laws relating to audio-visual recording in a healthcare setting are frequently misunderstood.
What should you do if a federal investigative agent shows up at the door of the company that you work for?
There are many things that healthcare providers or their office staff do that could potentially result in a False Claims audit or investigation.
LAMMICO Practice Solutions will host a webinar on the Quality Payment Program on Wed., Sept. 12, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
A.M. Best recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2017.
Log in as a Member at LAMMICO.com to access Practice Solutions’ newest resources on HIPAA.
The waiver of coinsurance and deductibles owed by patients treated by physicians and other health care providers has come under increased scrutiny rec...
The opioid overdose crisis has brought significant regulatory changes to how, when, and why prescribers may order controlled pain medication.
Three MIPS performance categories have measures and activities that directly relate to the prescribing and management of opioids in a physician practi...
Congratulations to the recipient of the 3rd Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award & Grant: Specialists Hospital Shreveport.
Elatas Risk Partners is dedicated to helping your business succeed by tailoring insurance portfolios to fulfill your unique needs.
After more than 20 years with LAMMICO, Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D., has announced his retirement as President and CEO effective March 1, 2019.
Healthcare providers should ensure that their system and business processes are ready to accept the new Medicare cards by April 2018.
Many physicians are faced with requests from their minor, yet maturing patients, that their health information not be disclosed to their parents.
As we learned in Year 1 of the Quality Payment Program, reading the MACRA legislation can be cumbersome, but reporting to CMS to avoid a penalty is no...
LAMMICO is developing a three-hour CME course directed specifically to the new Louisiana state requirements for prescribers of controlled substances.
It is with heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of former LAMMICO President and Chief Executive Officer, Robert L. di Benedetto, M.D., on Octob...
So, if a baby kangaroo hops into your medical practice, what can you do? What must you do?
A simple way to counter negative thinking and anxiety is by keeping a gratitude journal.
Several states, including Louisiana, have taken steps to reduce excess opioid prescribing and shrink the pool of unused drugs.
LAMMICO has launched a completely redesigned learning management system through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community (MI).
In the event of a hurricane, we are confident in the strength of our business continuity efforts to ensure that we can continue to serve you with mini...
A.M. Best, recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2016.
This brief exercise can help gauge whether or not your stress levels are increasing to help you prevent burnout.
There are many constructive alternatives that medical professionals can apply to ill-fated relationships with their patients.
To the criminally-minded, Protected Health Information (PHI) can be as precious as jewels.
In spite of undeniable clinical evidence, 90% of modern pediatricians encounter parents who hesitate to vaccinate their children.
Practice Solutions is a one-stop resource to help LAMMICO policyholders with the daily challenges of managing their practice.
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