For over 35 years, LAMMICO has served physicians and their practices by offering complimentary and confidential risk management consultations. As the business of medicine continues to evolve and the relationships between physician practices and hospitals become even more interdependent, LAMMICO’s Risk Management and Patient Safety Department is expanding our assessment and consultation services and our and catalog of digital resources to help practices, including those owned by our hospital insureds. This robust collection of online resources and services, known as Practice Solutions, is now available to help mitigate malpractice risk and other risks and help make the business of medicine more manageable.
Information included in each focus area of Practice Solutions is chosen for its timeliness in the healthcare industry, relevance to our insureds and risk reduction potential. Accessible only by LAMMICO-insured hospitals, physicians and their office managers registered as Members on LAMMICO.com, Practice Solutions will initially launch with the following categories of practice management-related services:
Practice Solutions includes resources to address the following risk areas:
- Medical Record Management
- On-Call Risks
- Referral and Consultation
- Informed Consent
- Dismissing a Patient
- Medication Safety
- EHR Documentation
- Patient Tracking and Follow Up
- Incident Handling
- Closing a Practice
Quality Payment Program (QPP)
- Provide details of MACRA legislation and QPP goals
- Describe the methodology for scoring and reporting
- Provide information to help insureds select the QPP measures that best meet their unique circumstances
Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)
- Define the processes and steps of RCM
- Provide resources to assist insureds in the development or revision of their financial policies
- Review best practices for cash controls
- Educate our insureds on general compliance guidelines
- Introduce methods for calculating and tracking key indicators
Our current HIPAA compliance services will be augmented in the near future – so be sure to check back in Practice Solutions for the most up-to-date materials.
- Templates, checklists and forms for general compliance
- Definitions and education on preventing, preparing for and handling an audit
- Samples and guidance for completing a Security Risk Assessment
- Guidance on types of hardware, software or technology to avoid breaches or hacks
- Policies and procedure templates for individual customization
In partnership with our cyber risk experts, NAS Insurance, LAMMICO now features CyberNET – an advanced cyber risk management resource center with sample policies, incident response plans and other compliance and training materials.
Each new risk mitigating focus area in Practice Solutions will include:
- A self-assessment tool that can either be downloaded for internal use or completed online and submitted to LAMMICO for confidential consultative evaluation. The information in this assessment will be the catalyst for our consultative services.
- Personalized consultative services tailored to the needs of the individual practice or physician that will address practice specific questions and concerns. Our confidential consultation can be on-site or by phone.
- Risk Management education, which is the centerpiece of each focus area, and tailored to the specific topic at hand. Featured education may include links to LAMMICO’s online videos and live presentations, monographs and articles, as well as best practices when available.
- Relevant resources and links will be added to the Practice Solutions environment over time, ultimately including links to sample policies, procedures, templates and forms pertinent to the business of medicine.
- LAMMICO will distribute emails to LAMMICO.com Members to notify them of program or focus area updates, education and late breaking news of greatest interest to office managers and staff. To subscribe to these updates in advance, visit news.lammico.com/email-subscription.
For questions about Practice Solutions, please call our Risk Management and Patient Safety Department at 504.841.5211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions specifically about QPP or RCM can be directed to our Practice Management Specialist, Natalie Cohen, at 504.841.2727 or email@example.com.