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25
Feb

Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D. reflects on his 20-year career at LAMMICO ahead of his retirement.

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25
Feb

Natalie Cohen, LAMMICO Practice Management Specialist, offers insights on the Quality Payment Program and MIPS in her “MIPS in a Minute” column.

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25
Feb

For patients who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or late-deafened, effective communication requires more.

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25
Feb

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...

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25
Feb

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...

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25
Feb

Medical Interactive presents three new courses as part of an ongoing effort to provide robust education about current topics and trends in patient saf...

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12
Dec

On December 5, 2018, the LAMMICO Board of Directors declared a 4% dividend, marking the 12th consecutive dividend since 2008.

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26
Nov

Effective August 1, 2018, Louisiana has a new and expanded definition of personal private information.

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19
Nov

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...

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19
Nov

Many healthcare providers likely don’t know that certain types of surgical procedures performed in an office require specialized record-keeping.

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19
Nov

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...

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19
Nov

An example of a claim that resulted in an uncapped exposure is discussed - a claim brought by a third-party alleging negligent discharge.

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19
Nov

Beginning with January 1, 2019 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...

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28
Sep

The ADA compels healthcare providers to accommodate patients with disabilities, including allowing some types of animals in the treatment room.

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28
Sep

The applicable laws relating to audio-visual recording in a healthcare setting are frequently misunderstood.

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20
Jul

What should you do if a federal investigative agent shows up at the door of the company that you work for?

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20
Jul

There are many things that healthcare providers or their office staff do that could potentially result in a False Claims audit or investigation.

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20
Jul

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.

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03
Jul

A.M. Best recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2017.

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22
Jun

Log in as a Member at LAMMICO.com to access Practice Solutions’ newest resources on HIPAA.

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15
May

The waiver of coinsurance and deductibles owed by patients treated by physicians and other health care providers has come under increased scrutiny rec...

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15
May

The opioid overdose crisis has brought significant regulatory changes to how, when, and why prescribers may order controlled pain medication.

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15
May

Three MIPS performance categories have measures and activities that directly relate to the prescribing and management of opioids in a physician practi...

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15
May

Congratulations to the recipient of the 3rd Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award & Grant: Specialists Hospital Shreveport.

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15
May

Elatas Risk Partners is dedicated to helping your business succeed by tailoring insurance portfolios to fulfill your unique needs.

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15
May

After more than 20 years with LAMMICO, Thomas H. Grimstad, M.D., has announced his retirement as President and CEO effective March 1, 2019.

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16
Feb

Healthcare providers should ensure that their system and business processes are ready to accept the new Medicare cards by April 2018.

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16
Feb

Many physicians are faced with requests from their minor, yet maturing patients, that their health information not be disclosed to their parents.

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16
Feb

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...

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16
Feb

LAMMICO is developing a three-hour CME course directed specifically to the new Louisiana state requirements for prescribers of controlled substances.

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16
Feb

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...

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27
Oct

So, if a baby kangaroo hops into your medical practice, what can you do? What must you do?

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27
Oct

A simple way to counter negative thinking and anxiety is by keeping a gratitude journal.

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27
Oct

Several states, including Louisiana, have taken steps to reduce excess opioid prescribing and shrink the pool of unused drugs.

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27
Oct

LAMMICO has launched a completely redesigned learning management system through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community (MI).

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27
Jul

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...

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27
Jul

A.M. Best, recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2016.

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27
Jul

This brief exercise can help gauge whether or not your stress levels are increasing to help you prevent burnout.

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27
Jul

There are many constructive alternatives that medical professionals can apply to ill-fated relationships with their patients.

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27
Jul

To the criminally-minded, Protected Health Information (PHI) can be as precious as jewels.

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27
Jul

In spite of undeniable clinical evidence, 90% of modern pediatricians encounter parents who hesitate to vaccinate their children.

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27
Jul

Practice Solutions is a one-stop resource to help LAMMICO policyholders with the daily challenges of managing their practice.

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27
Jul

Cast Your Proxy Vote by August 6, 2017!

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27
Jul

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 3, Q3 2017.

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09
May

As a mutual company, LAMMICO keeps the best interests of our policyholders at the forefront of all operations. New tools and resources from LAMMICO ar...

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09
May

LAMMICO builds upon our longstanding medical school scholarship program to offer risk management lectures and other educational opportunities for stud...

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09
May

LAMMICO is honored to join the LDH in their efforts to increase healthcare professional awareness of safe, effective ways to improve birth outcomes in...

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09
May

This case study is a legal review of best practices in explaining side effects of treatment - particularly with off-label prescriptions in mind.

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09
May

To address risk and claims in this pediatrics, LAMMICO presents new education approved for CME and MOC credit on MedicalInteractive.com.

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09
May

LAMMICO presents six key considerations for safely obtaining informed consent when prescribing off-label drugs and devices.

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09
May

Most symptoms of burnout result not from treating patients but from dealing with the administrative and bureaucratic aspects of medicine.

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09
May

Read the full issue of The LINK Vol. 36 No. 2, Q2 2017.

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