Medicare & Medicaid Costs and Increased Scrutiny


Almost two years ago in April 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released for the first time in 35 years data outlining provider reimbursements. A Wall Street Journal article noted at the time that the data released, which was from Calendar Year 2012, indicated the “top 1% of 825,000 individual medical providers accounted for 14% of the $77 billion in billing recorded in the data”. While this data is not new to the fraud investigators it certainly sheds a light for the public as to where the investigators might focus their efforts. [More]


Medical Spa Insurance Overview


Medical Spas are unique businesses with unique insurance needs. When I speak with new MedSpa owners about insurance, they are sometimes surprised to hear that a typical spa’s “business owner’s policy” does not adequately cover their operations and the associated risk. [More]


Proper Planning of Physician Retirement & Medical Malpractice Insurance


As a physician approaches retirement, one of the most important items on the to-do list is to ensure adequate insurance coverage for any future malpractice claims that may arise after the practice doors are closed. Due to the “long tail” nature of malpractice claims, patients may bring a claim against their physician (or other healthcare provider) long after the date actual care took place. This is why you consider the risk of being sued months and even years after their practice is closed. [More]


Medical Director Liability Concerns


Across the country midlevel providers are gaining more authority and autonomy with the oncoming shortage of physicians and at the same time physicians are looking to supplement their income with what seems to be a low risk, high reward position at various allied healthcare facilities. The types of facilities doctors are overseeing as medical directors range from midlevel clinics to long-term care facilities, medical spas and ambulatory surgery centers. Allied healthcare is only going to become more prevalent and frequently I receive calls from clients informing me of a medical directorship that they have accepted. [More]


Texas expands prescriptive authority rules on Nov 1, 2013. Are you ready?


Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in Texas will find themselves with fewer restrictions placed on their practice, and on how they collaborate with their physician counterparts, when they go to work on November 1, 2013. Earlier this year, Senate Bill 406 was passed by the Texas Legislature. Signed into law by Governor Rick Perry, the new bill will provide better access to care for patients by allowing physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to work together with greater ease. This will be especially helpful in the vast rural areas of the Lone Star State. [More]


Gallagher Healthcare's New Blog


Welcome to the new blog on industry topics from Gallagher Healthcare. Over the years, Gallagher Healthcare has built broad, strong and trusted network insurance carriers and has engineered numerous creative insurance solutions. This gives us a solid knowledge base to inform our clients and website visitors about the intricacies of medical malpractice insurance. Contained in this blog will be a wide range of medical malpractice insurance knowledge and industry news. Feel free to join in on the conversation. [More]