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May 2014 Bulletin: Malpractice

PIAM Malpractice Bulletin

Welcome to the PIAM Malpractice Bulletin.

This bulletin will be looking at a wide range of issues that may impact your practice. We hope you find this information helpful and we look forward to your comments.


Guidelines: Terminating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

— Denise Condron, Director of Loss Prevention, CMIC

The relationship between a doctor and his or her patient is created when a patient knowingly seeks the services of the doctor and the doctor knowingly accepts him or her as a patient. The relationship is referred to as the doctor-patient relationship and is understood to be contractual. Once created, the relationship imposes legal obligations and duties, so it is important to understand what steps need to be taken when the relationship has to end.

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Is Your Home Office Properly Insured?

A Homeowners Insurance Policy used to be a fairly simple, straightforward insurance product, and it took care of a fairly simple, straightforward need on the part of the consumer. Times have changed. The home business exposure has broadened to encompass in-home professional offices, e-commerce consultants, medical billing services, interior designers, and canine husbandry.

It would come as a terrible surprise, after a fire loss, to learn that your home computer, which just happens to store some of your office records, is not fully covered, nor are the books comprising your medical library or your file cabinets, because they were part of your home office – a business use of premises.

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New Member Benefit

As the result of a partnership forged with Citizens Bank, a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., we are pleased to announce a new benefit for our members. Citizens Bank’s HealthCare Practice Banking Group, which delivers customized financial solutions for medical practices and professionals, is offering members a comprehensive banking package which includes:

  • Managing cash and increasing cash flow flexibility
  • Fostering practice growth with short-term working capital and longer-term financing arrangements
  • Optimizing personal wealth with a Premier Banker to map a plan for your financial future, including a special home purchase program for medical professionals and a low variable rate and a fixed rate loan product for refinancing medical school debt

To learn more about the Citizens Bank HealthCare Practice Banking Group and how it can help you succeed, contact Brian Choate, at 781-375-5016 or brian.choate@rbscitizens.com.

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