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Can “Meaningful Use” Improve the Quality of Healthcare?

Meaningful UseIt’s no secret that Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other developed nation in the world.  But does spending more money equate to higher quality healthcare?  According to a recent publication by the Commonwealth Fund, it does not.  In fact the report, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, ranks the U.S. dead last, number 11 out of 11 countries studied, including Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.  The criteria included the cost, safety, and quality of healthcare as well as access to care.  While studies and opinions may vary on where we rank there is no debate that improvements need to be made to the healthcare system.  One way the Affordable Care Act attempts improve the quality of healthcare is through “Meaningful Use.”

“Meaningful Use” (MU) is the term used for an incentive program encouraging the adoption and effective use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems.  There are 3 stages of requirements spanning 6 years with objectives and measures that healthcare providers must meet in order to receive incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). [Read more →]

What’s so great about Shakespeare? What’s so great about eQuoteMD?

Shakespeare versus Medical Malpractice Insurance

Before getting into medical malpractice insurance, I was a high school English teacher. In my 10th grade British Lit class, I had the privilege of teaching some of Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays every year. I say it was a privilege because I love Shakespeare and enjoyed teaching a variety of his works: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and, of course, Romeo and Juliet. Each year when I introduced Shakespeare, I heard the redundant whines: “What’s so great about Shakespeare?” After years of dragging students through the literature, I realized it was a sincere question. These high school sophomores legitimately didn’t know what was so great about Shakespeare because they’d never been told. They’d never seen one of his plays performed or studied the details of his writing.

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Medical Malpractice 101 – Who Needs Medical Professional Liability Insurance?

In this post, we’ll take a brief look at who needs medical professional liability insurance, and how both individual and group policies are important tools for the medical professional. Medical malpractice lawsuits are becoming increasingly common. The ease with which they can be brought, combined with the lack of serious consequences for those who bring them frivolously, can make liability a constant concern for medical professionals who do not have the peace of mind that comes from partnering with experts who can help them manage those risks and allow doctors to focus on their true priorities—the patients.

So, who needs medical professional liability insurance?

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Medical Malpractice 101 – Understanding Different Types of Medical Professional Liability Insurance

In this blog post, we make sense of Occurrence Policies and Claims-Made Policies. We also clarify Tail Coverage and Nose Coverage.

Occurrence Policies

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Video – What is better for my medical practice? Claims-made or occurrence?

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” Today Tim discusses what is type of medical malpractice insurance policy is better for a physicians practice. Claims-made coverage or occurrence based coverage? Both types of coverage policies are deeply analyzed with examples and comparisons to help physicians understand how these policies differ from each other and help as well as allowing the physician to correctly choose what works better for their practice.

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Video – What is the hammer clause?

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” A medical malpractice insurance video blog question and answer session to help physicians have a better understanding of their coverage options. eQuoteMD provides quality solutions for medical malpractice insurance to doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and facilities across the United States.

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Video – Difference between an indication and a bindable quote

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” A medical malpractice insurance video blog question and answer session to help physicians have a better understanding of their coverage options. eQuoteMD provides quality solutions for medical malpractice insurance to doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and facilities across the United States.

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Video – How to Get Accurate Medical Malpractice Insurance Quotes

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” A medical malpractice insurance video blog question and answer session to help physicians have a better understanding of their coverage options. eQuoteMD provides quality solutions for medical malpractice insurance to doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and facilities across the United States.

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Video – What is a Broker of Record Letter?

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” A medical malpractice insurance video blog question and answer session to help physicians have a better understanding of their coverage options. eQuoteMD provides quality solutions for medical malpractice insurance to doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and facilities across the United States.

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Video – How to Lower Your Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums

“Ask eQuoteMD, with Tim Ryan.” A medical malpractice insurance video blog question and answer session to help physicians have a better understanding of their coverage options. eQuoteMD provides quality solutions for medical malpractice insurance to doctors, surgeons, clinics, hospitals and facilities across the United States.

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