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LAMMICO Weekly


05
Sep

There are still a lot of pieces that need to fall in place before a Louisiana patient can walk into a medical office and ask for marijuana.

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22
Aug

Organizations should consider whether their process for disposing of electronic devices and media does so in a secure manner.

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08
Aug

One effective but underused technological shield healthcare providers can wield against modern-day security attacks is encryption: usually free, readi...

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20
Jul

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

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18
Jul

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its proposed policies for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program.

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11
Jul

The LSBME and the LSBN have issued congruent rules governing physician collaboration with APRNs required to have a collaborative practice agreement.

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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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20
Jun

Regardless of where you are in the MIPS reporting process, we’ve highlighted a few key items to be aware of as you look to the second half of 2018.

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06
Jun

LAMMICO reminds policyholders of resources available to help you prepare in the event of a weather emergency to limit disruption to your practice.

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30
May

Breaches are not always accidents. Current and former healthcare employees are the biggest threats to patient HIPAA privacy.

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23
May

LAMMICO is proud to provide MOC-approved CME and CNE for this year’s DEM conference in New Orleans.

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16
May

If you don’t check federal and state exclusion lists, you may not be able to keep the payment checks!

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02
May

Several federal and state laws govern how practices and hospitals should treat patients with hearing difficulties or who do not speak English.

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25
Apr

LAMMICO offers guidance to our insureds facing a claim through our Litigation Stress Management Seminar.

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10
Apr

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

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04
Apr

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

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28
Mar

We highlight some of the situations involving claims that fall outside of the Louisiana medical malpractice damages cap.

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21
Mar

Learn strategies to avoid burnout at LAMMICO's brand new live lecture series.

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14
Mar

The experts at Johnson Lambert LLP offer insights on how the new tax plan impacts healthcare providers.

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07
Mar

LAMMICO has developed a three-hour controlled substance course to meet the new Louisiana state requirements.

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28
Feb

OCR has provided examples of activities to reduce the chances of being a victim of cyber extortion.

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14
Feb

A new law, the 21st Century Cures Act, may be the start of stomping out the fax machine in medicine.

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07
Feb

Healthcare providers have until March 1, 2018 to report a 2017 HIPAA breach regarding 500 or fewer individuals to the OCR.

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24
Jan

DCFS adopted an Emergency Rule relative to Physician Notification, which shall be effective on January 28, 2018.

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17
Jan

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare cards using the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier number will be distributed to replace cards using the social-sec...

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10
Jan

CMS recently issued guidance distinguishing texting patient information from texting patient orders.

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03
Jan

We offer insights into the Medical Review Panel process in Louisiana.

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27
Dec

The Office for Civil Rights offers tips to prevent unauthorized access to PHI by former workplace members.

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20
Dec

Wishing you and your families a very happy and healthy holiday season!

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06
Dec

CMS considers the 2018 to be another transition year allowing providers additional time to get ready for full QPP implementation in 2019.

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29
Nov

OCR recently issued guidance focused on protecting PHI when using mobile devices like smart phones and tablets.

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15
Nov

LAMMICO recently awarded medical school scholarships to this past year’s incoming freshman classes.

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08
Nov

The HHS Office for Civil Rights recently issued the following guidance on how HIPAA allows information sharing to address the opioid crisis.

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01
Nov

Sections of Practice Solutions have been optimized with new tools to reduce malpractice risk and help make the business of medicine more manageable.

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25
Oct

OCR recently announced the updated version of their rebranded HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool.

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18
Oct

LAMMICO and Medical Interactive Community recently received Accreditation with Distinction as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Americ...

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11
Oct

OCR has clarified what conditions must be met to allow patient information to be shared with family, friends and the media.

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27
Sep

The establishment of a legal entity for your practice does not automatically protect you from personal liability.

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20
Sep

A recent $1.3 million settlement demonstrates how problematic practices can significantly compound penalties in psychiatric emergency cases.

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13
Sep

LAMMICO.com will experience a scheduled outage from 1 p.m. on Friday, September 29 to 8 a.m. on Monday, October 2.

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06
Sep

HHS waives certain HIPAA privacy rule provisions for Texas and Louisiana hospitals affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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30
Aug

LAMMICO presents a brief whitepaper highlighting trends and insights from over 900 cyber-related claims closed by NAS in 2016.

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23
Aug

LAMMICO-insured physicians are eligible to acquire IDI coverage through LAMMICO’s subsidiary agency, Elatas Risk Partners.

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09
Aug

LAMMICO is proud to provide CME for this year’s SIDM Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference.

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02
Aug

Practice Solutions is a one-stop collection of resources and services to help mitigate the risk of a malpractice claim and help make the business of m...

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26
Jul

QPP 2018 is essentially more of the same, but could be even better!

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12
Jul

Take control of your online brand before a negative review.

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05
Jul

Take advantage of resources to protect your practice from ransomware like Petya/NotPetya.

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28
Jun

This report will highlight some of the notable pieces of legislation that were debated this session.

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21
Jun

OCR has developed a checklist and infographic explaining what to do in the event of a cybersecurity event.

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14
Jun

LDH recently issued a statewide standing order regarding the distribution of naloxone, a potentially life-saving opioid antagonist.

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07
Jun

One hospital recently paid more than $387,000 on behalf of one of its affiliate entities after a staff member faxed a patient's sensitive information,...

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31
May

We highlight two case studies regarding credit card payment risks and present practical options for policyholders to take a more proactive stance on c...

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24
May

LAMMICO is proud to announce Jennings American Legion Hospital as the winner of the second annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant and to announ...

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17
May

Breach of electronic personal health information of 1,391 patients results in a $2.5 million penalty because CardioNet failed to conduct a sufficient...

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10
May

Novitas Solutions will be mailing MIPS eligibility letters to Medicare Part B providers on behalf of CMS by mid-May.

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12
Apr

While LAMMICO is here to do the heavy lifting when a policyholder experiences a claim, a basic understanding of the legal defense process is beneficia...

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05
Apr

LAMMICO reminds policyholders to plan and train for IT downtime.

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29
Mar

Hospitals must now alert Medicare patients when they are under observation care in order to get paid.

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22
Mar

LAMMICO shares resources to better protect nursing staff from the negative consequences of lifting patients.

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15
Mar

Should your practice find itself on the receiving end of a negative online review, LAMMICO presents insights into actionable self-defense.

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08
Mar

LAMMICO promotes positive, proactive support for policyholders through our Litigation Stress Management program and "Burnout Busters” articles.

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22
Feb

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued an FAQ document clarifying that the HIPAA Privacy Rule...

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15
Feb

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently announced the first HIPAA settlement resulting from a hospita...

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08
Feb

A Pennsylvania hospital is feeling some significant financial pain in its bank account after settling a lawsuit over its mandatory flu shot policy.

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01
Feb

The Joint Commission recommends that hospitals and other healthcare organizations prohibit the use of even secured text messaging platforms to transmi...

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11
Jan

All eligible providers must attest for Meaningful Use and report on Quality (via PQRS) for 2016 to avoid penalties in 2018!

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04
Jan

The FDA has issued a ruling banning powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's...

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28
Dec

The LSBME recently issued an advisory opinion on the use of Ketamine stating that it should not be used for depression or other mental disorders, or f...

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14
Dec

Complimentary ANCC-accredited CNE is available to LAMMICO policyholders through our subsidiary, Medical Interactive Community.

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16
Nov

Last week, the PIAA reported that their participating insurance companies' claim data indicates that breast, lung, and colorectal cancers remain among...

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09
Nov

In an effort to curb what many consider to be the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government published national standards for...

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02
Nov

There are a several scenarios where a medical malpractice claim falls outside of the Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act.

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26
Oct

LAMMICO Presents On-Demand Education to Help You Earn CME, CNE, MOC and even LAMMICO RM Credit (a 10% discount on your medical malpractice insurance p...

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19
Oct

The current security protocols under version 3.1 of PCI DSS requirements will expire on October 31, 2016. Learn what recommendations are applicable to...

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12
Oct

What type of insurance policy should you have? What's the difference between Occurrence and Claims-Made insurance policies? LAMMICO breaks it down.

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05
Oct

A VIP patient is not always a celebrity. It could be someone associated with a famous person, an influential state politician, or even a hospital boar...

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28
Sep

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now offers a more flexible roll-out plan for providers reporting under the Medicare Access and CHIP...

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