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12
Nov

Beginning with January 1, 2020 renewals, rate changes as approved by our independent actuary and the Louisiana Department of Insurance represent an ov...

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12
Nov

Act 426 of 2019 now requires prescribers to indicate on the prescription that more than a 7-day supply of an opioid is medically necessary.

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12
Nov

LAMMICO has produced a new series of controlled substance education to meet the requirements of Arkansas and Mississippi laws, in addition to our exis...

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12
Nov

A recent uptick in filings of federal suits against healthcare providers for alleged discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), p...

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12
Nov

The LSBME recently amended its telemedicine Rules so that it would not inadvertently prevent physicians from prescribing medication or providing other...

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12
Nov

Some of the biggest issues related to NPP billing have to do with the concept of “Incident to.”

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02
Oct

Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing the healthcare community today. The best way to protect your organization is to be proactive and rem...

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31
Jul

Failure to follow-up or communicate test results can contribute to allegations of malpractice against a healthcare provider. One way to prevent this i...

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30
Jul

Physicians may not realize that they are establishing a physician/patient relationship when performing an IME.

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30
Jul

Compliance with applicable laws regarding deaf and hard of hearing patients can be confusing, onerous, and costly, but smart and tactful planning in c...

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17
Jul

AM Best recently awarded LAMMICO an “A” (Excellent) rating for 2018.

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12
Jun

LAMMICO has created an online Physician Job Board as a tool for insureds to post and find open physician positions and to help practices fill open job...

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31
May

A message from President/CEO J. Michael Conerly, M.D., MBA, on his new role as President and CEO of LAMMICO.

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31
May

LAMMICO’s new one-hour continuing education course, “Workplace Violence in Ambulatory Care,” can guide you through a process that will bolster your pr...

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31
May

Our upcoming webinars offer CME and Risk Management Premium Discount Credit that may be used to reduce the basic limits portion of your LAMMICO insura...

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31
May

Every medical practice should be aware of the distinction between the “consent” of an individual and the requirement of an “authorization” by the indi...

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03
May

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy announced a third party platform that allows integration between the Louisiana Prescription Monitoring Program (LA PMP...

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12
Apr

For healthcare providers, complying with disability laws is not always easy. Patients with disabilities need different things, and doing the right thi...

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10
Apr

     Congratulations to the recipient of the 4th Annual LAMMICO Patient Safety Award and Grant: Jennings American Legion Hospital in...

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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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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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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

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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