Mutual Matters

Buying Insurance Through a Payroll Provider, Six Things to Consider

Interns and Volunteers

Cell Phone and Mobile Device Policy

OCR to Revisit “Accounting of Disclosures” Proposed Rule

An Employer's right to control the use of social media in the workplace

CMS Announces Plans for Interagency Group to Review Stark Law

Top Five Termination Mistakes

Georgia Bans Handheld Devices While Driving

Health Apps: Convenience vs. Security Risks

Human Trafficking: Resources to Help Recognize and Respond

State Data Breach Notification Laws: Overview of the Patchwork

Informed Consent is Not Just a Piece of Paper

Prescribing Controlled Substances in Georgia

Understanding Business Associate Relationships Key to Avoiding Liability

FAQs - Texting or Emailing Patients

ALERT – New Florida Opioid Law

New CMS Policy Prohibits Texting Orders

FDA Alert: Prescibing Clarithromycin to Patients with Heart Disease

New Budget Deal Includes Significant Healthcare Provisions

HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is Almost Here

Complicated Communication: Discussing Unexpected Outcomes 

A New Year Brings New Cyber Security Threats

FDA Alert: Betrixaban Approved for Extended VTE

Medicare Update - Appropriate Use Criteria 

Sexual Harassment Complaint Prevention and Response Checklist

Data Breach of Nearly 500,000 Health Records Reported in Sept. 2017

Misdiagnosed Ectopic Pregnancy – Another Example of Cognitive Bias?

Is Thrombolysis Only for a Crisis?

Communication Breakdown Contributes to Shoulder Dystocia Claim

Don’t Complicate your Complication, a surgical complication case study

Reducing Medical Errors by Improving the Diagnostic Process

Billing Under Another Provider's Number Can Land Physicians in Hot Water

Lack of Medical Necessity & the Criminalization of Clinical Decision Making

New GA Controlled Substances CME Requirement – Effective Jan. 1, 2018

Hospital Pays $42 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

Costly Genes: Genetic Testing and Patient Care

Case Study: Wrong Site Surgery

OIG Estimates Medicare Paid Over $700 Million in Noncompliant EHR Incentive Payments

The Challenge of Noncompliance with Medical Recommendations Part 2

Opioids – The North Carolina STOP ACT

How do I know if MACRA impacts me?

Hurricane checklist for your practice or hospital

Improve Collection Efforts at the Time of Service

DOJ Announces Establishment of Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit

Updated Guidelines for Management of Pulmonary Nodules on CT

The Challenge of Patient Noncompliance with Medical Recommendations

Don't Get Lost in Translation

The Social Doctor

eClinicalWorks Agrees to Pay $155 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

MagMutual Introduces Shoulder Dystocia App

Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep Targets Opioid Providers

Time to start reporting measures for the MACRA Quality Payment Program

Georgia medical marijuana expansion now in effect

Medical Liability Reform Legislation Passes House of Representatives

The Case of Provider vs Private Investigator: When Patients Record

New VA Laws on the Prescribing of Opioids & Buprenorphine

GA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Provisions Overview

Kentucky Now Requires Reporting of Dense Breast Tissue

Coordination of Care: Keep Patient Info from Falling through Cracks

Specialty Focus: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medicaid Fraud Control Units Report Nearly $2 Billion in Recoveries

MACRA is here – and what you don’t know can hurt you!

5 Tips for Physician Recruiting

Hospital Advisory:  Should Hospital Security Officers Be Armed?

Developing Resilience and Avoiding Physician Burnout, Part Four

Beware of Prescription Drugs and Devices from Foreign Sources

Essential Medical Skill Can Change Physician Behavior and Improve Patient Outcomes

Developing Resilience and Avoiding Physician Burnout, Part Three

FDA Boxed Warning Required for Fluoroquinolones

Physicians Prone to Medical Liability Claims

Developing Resilience and Avoiding Physician Burnout, Part Two

FDA Drug Safety Communication Regarding Viberzi (eluxadoline)

Developing Resilience and Avoiding Physician Burnout, Part One

The Opioid Epidemic: It’s Still a Problem

Accessing and Amending Medical Records

Top Ten Hard to Diagnose Diseases

Claims Lesson: Closing the Loop, Communication and Tracking Errors

Claims Lesson: Perioperative Medication Errors

Lessons Learned on Neurological Injuries

The Non-Adherent Patient

Case Studies: Pain Management with Opioids

Guidelines for Telemedicine Policies and Procedures

HIPAA: Key Areas Where Problems Occur

Don’t Make Your Patient a Victim: When Doctors Criticize Other Doctors

Treating Employees, Family Members and Yourself

Communication Errors in Surgery

Patients Recording Interactions with Their Physicians

The Importance of an Accurate Problem List for Patient Safety and Care

Talking to Patients About the Errors of Other Clinicians

How to Protect and Fix a Physician’s Online Reputation

The Process of Creating and Sharing Treatment Plans with Patients

Improving Handoffs, Improving Patient Safety

MagMutual Partners with Wolters Kluwer to Provide UpToDate Clinical Decision Support to All Policy Owners

Communication and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Florida Workers Compensation Rates Expected to Rise

Reducing your risk when patients leave against medical advice

The Superbug Threat

Who’s responsible for patient compliance and follow-up?

Naloxone Legislation to Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Healthcare and the New Overtime Rule

Less than 30 Days Until OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rules Go Into Effect

Hospital Alert: Emerging Multi Drug Resistant Yeast

When the Medical Board Calls…..Don’t Panic

Hospital Alert: CMS to Survey Compliance with New Fire Safety Standards

Protect Yourself from Cyber Attacks

The Orlando Mass Shooting: A Poignant Reminder of the Impact of Burnout on Healthcare Teams

Georgia Physicians, Updated Chaperone Guidelines Announced

Healthcare cyber security systems remain vulnerable

CMS MACRA New Framework for Paying Physicians

Managing Your Cyber Risk

Alert: CDC to upgrade opioid prescribing guidelines

Encryption and why it’s essential for any cyber security strategy

Physician practices and social media use: policies for success

Hospitals and social media use: policies for success

Preparing for a Data Breach

It’s the end of the line for meaningful use, what’s next?

United for Patient Safety: Chronic pain patients

United for Patient Safety: Necessity of on call scheduling policies

United for Patient Safety: Treating an evolving patient population

United for Patient Safety: Surgical Fires Safety Initiative

United for Patient Safety: Medication Storage

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As one of the leading mutual providers of Medical Professional Liability insurance, we're here to help all healthcare professionals with the challenges they face on a daily basis. The topics we cover include: 

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