Changing roles and evolution of healthcare organizations are increasingly putting ancillary healthcare providers on the front lines of risk management and patient satisfaction. An estimated 70-80% of all medical malpractice litigation involves doctor-patient relationship or communication problems. This is why the MGIS Medical Malpractice Program includes the Astute Doctor PREVENT risk management course. The Astute […]
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Although an employer-paid plan using pre-tax dollars can save your physicians thousands in the short run, the taxation of disability benefits in the long run can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here’s what you need to know about IRS Ruling 2004-55 and the 162 Bonus Plan.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (February 05, 2015) – The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), a leading provider of insurance products and services designed specifically for physicians, has partnered with Astute Doctor Education Inc. to add a new Cross-Cultural Communication course to the PREVENT risk management education program of CME courses for insured physicians. Founded on evidence-based, peer-reviewed research, the new course can help doctors improve cross-cultural communication skills and avoid related medical malpractice risk when treating patients of culturally diverse backgrounds.
Physician Group Long Term Disability (LTD) is a valuable way to protect your employees’ financial well-being and livelihood. Providing a sound LTD plan is a critical part of a comprehensive — and competitive — employee benefits program. But what about the needs of the company’s physician partners or shareholders? Does your LTD policy provide adequate […]
Today’s med-mal insurance market is very competitive. Learn how to use this competition to get the best overall value from your insurance products.
We live in an eBay world, looking for bargains, haggling over hotel room rates and airline fares, searching for coupon codes and BOGO specials. Let’s make a deal. But is low cost insurance always a good deal? Insurance is a promise to protect you from an unexpected, and costly, event. It’s not an item you […]
(Physicians Practice) The bad news: chances are you will be sued by the time you are 55. Although most malpractice suits never reach trial, the cost can be devastating—both personally and professionally. Discover what to expect from a lawsuit and get survival tips from the experts. Read More
(Life Health Pro) Despite statistics which show that more than 40 percent of physicians who are now 40 years old will suffer an injury or illness that will impair their ability to work for at least three months by the time they turn 65, many physicians and practice administrators view insurance purchases as commodities — often […]
(Risk & Insurance) The ACA’s new payment structures are creating a new set of insurance issues doctors need to be aware of. Read More:
A recent study of key factors in malpractice lawsuits and peer review papers and research by physicians presents an interesting challenge and opportunity. On the one hand, the results further strengthen previous findings: What physicians say to patients – and how they say it – really does matter in whether patients decide to press malpractice charges, and how those cases proceed…