May 8th, 2017


Employee Performance Issues: Non-Verbal/Non-Physical Sexual Harrassment

First in a three-part series about common employee performance issues and what medical practices can do to manage them.

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April 24th, 2017


New Online Training Series From CDC Helps Providers Understand Opioid Prescribing

The modules offer support on applying the agency’s prescribing guidelines.

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April 21st, 2017


Medical Mutual Provides DynaMed Plus® for All Members

The award-winning clinical information tool offers access across a range of settings and allows providers to earn CME credits for searches.

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April 3rd, 2017


Virginia Adopts New Regulations on Opioid and Buprenorphine Prescribing

The emergency regulations create specific requirements for physicians and other prescribers.

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March 31st, 2017


Medical Mutual’s On-Call HR Resource Offers Guidance on FMLA for Exempt Employees

The advice responds to a common question raised by medical practices.

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March 28th, 2017


Controlled Substances Prescribing Educational Opportunity Available to North Carolina Physicians

Providers who take part in a webinar and in-person session will meet the new controlled substances prescribing CME requirement.

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March 21st, 2017


New CMS Quality Reporting Program Affects Provider Reimbursement

The Quality Payment Program (QPP) allows physicians to earn as much as a 4% increase in Medicare payments for how they report quality measures—and promises a payment reduction of up to 4% to those who do not report.

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March 17th, 2017


Medical Mutual Distributes $3.5 Million in Cash Dividends to Members

The dividends amount to an average of 5% of eligible premium over the last five years.

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March 13th, 2017


Managing the Drug-Seeking Patient: Safety and Risk Management

Medical Mutual’s Tamara Johnson offers guidance on how providers can identify drug-seeking patients and what they can do to establish prescribing practices that help keep patients safe while minimizing the risk posed by drug-seekers.

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January 9th, 2017


Introducing Medical Mutual’s Updated Self Risk Assessment

We understand that finding time for risk management in a busy medical practice can be a challenge. That’s why Medical Mutual has completely overhauled our online Self Risk Assessment tool. Now, practice managers and physicians have more information about risk factors than before, and they can get that information with far less effort—allowing them to […]

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Have You Recently Updated Your Business Associate Agreement?

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Civil Rights announced in September that Care New England Health System agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy and Security rules. Learn why and how business associate agreements should be updated to include assurances that associates are meeting updated HIPAA Privacy and Security rules.

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November 3rd, 2016


Alert: Settlement Demands on Health Care Providers From Bankruptcy Estate of Health Diagnostic Laboratory

Find out what you need to know about a Virginia law firm telling providers they need to pay to settle HDL’s bankruptcy.

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November 3rd, 2016


Bankruptcy Court Sanctions Hospital for Proof of Claim Snafu

Learn more about a recent decision from a federal Bankruptcy Court in North Carolina emphasizing the need for proper training for people—including healthcare providers—filing proofs of claim on behalf of anyone providing consumer credit.

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November 3rd, 2016


2015 PQRS Feedback Reports and Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports Now Available!

The 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System Feedback Reports and Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports were released on September 26 and are now available to your practice.

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November 3rd, 2016


Gender Discrimination Prohibited Under PPACA: A New Rule

Medical Mutual’s Scott Jones outlines the details of the new final rule on Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, on gender discrimination.

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