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Are Your Nursing Home Clients Aware of the Readmissions Penalty?

Posted on: January 16, 2019 by Chris Murray

Brought to life as part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has imposed readmission penalties to healthcare facilities that have too many patients returning for care within a month of their initial discharge. These penalties may be steep, resulting in millions of dollars in avoidable losses. For long-term care facilities like nursing homes, […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

2019 Forecast: Healthcare Cybersecurity

Posted on: January 11, 2019 by Chris Murray

Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has come to rely on computer-based systems to deliver care. The industry is a leader in terms of integrating systems, utilizing digital records and analytical tools to better address the needs of patients. With such a reliance on computerized systems, however, the healthcare industry faces significant risks, especially […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare

What Assisted Living Facilities Can Do to Care for Visually Impaired Residents

Posted on: January 4, 2019 by Chris Murray

Millions of Americans live with some form of visual impairment. Loss of eyesight is common among our nation’s elderly population; a large number of assisted living facility residents struggle with impaired vision, greatly impacting the quality and safety of their lives. Healthcare facilities, particularly those that support the elderly, must help to ensure that their […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog

What Should Healthcare Facilities Do in Outbreak Situations?

Posted on: December 28, 2018 by Chris Murray

Healthcare facilities across the country deliver expert medical care to millions of patients each year. Patients deserve compassionate, accurate, and safe healthcare, with each facility being responsible for providing this care. As part of routine operations, hospitals and clinics have rigorous infection control practices in place, helping to protect the health of their patients and […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Facilities

How Businesses Can Prevent Workers’ Compensation Audits and Mistakes

Posted on: December 21, 2018 by Gerry Dumke

Workers’ compensation insurance is a critical part of the business world. This specialized insurance is designed to protect business assets as well as the employees that are so valuable to daily operations. Workers’ compensation is often required by state and municipal code, and is typically governed by complex regulations. Periodic audits of the workers’ comp […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Benefits of Setting Up a Risk Retention Group

Posted on: December 14, 2018 by Chris Murray

Business owners have many options when it comes to protecting their assets from liability. Commercial general liability insurance policies and specialized coverages are available, but these do not always meet the specific needs of certain business entities. In order to address coverage shortfalls, the U.S. Congress passed legislation allowing for the creation of an entirely […] Read More

Posted in: blog Risk Retention Group

How Stop Loss Health Insurance Can Benefit Businesses

Posted on: December 7, 2018 by Chris Murray

Healthcare businesses face many risks as they deliver care to patients. Some of these risks include protecting staff members. Self-funded healthcare coverage is often an employee benefit extended to people working in healthcare facilities, including hospitals, skilled care centers, and nursing homes. Unfortunately, these insurance plans do not always adequately cover certain potential claims. To […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

Implementing Hand Hygiene Protocols in Nursing Homes Can Reduce Infection Risk

Posted on: December 5, 2018 by Chris Murray

In recognition of Handwashing Awareness Week, taking place in the first week of December each year, nursing home staff must understand that proper hand hygiene is critical in reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Healthcare providers and staff have a duty to provide accurate, compassionate, and safe care to their patients, and handwashing plays an […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home

A Business’s Cybersecurity Checklist for National Computer Security Day

Posted on: November 30, 2018 by Chris Murray

Across the country, businesses rely on computer systems in their daily operations. From point-of-sale devices to complex inventory control and communication infrastructure, manufacturing processes, and customer engagement, computer systems are critical components of the modern business picture. In recognition of National Computer Security Day, celebrated November 30, there are several aspects that businesses should employ […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

The Growing Problem of Diabetes Care in Nursing Homes

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by Chris Murray

Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes or a pre-diabetes condition. In seniors aged 65 or over, approximately 12 million people struggle with the disease – over a quarter of all Americans in […] Read More

Posted in: blog Nursing Home