PROTECTING NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS

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  • Increase in Older Patients Projected

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Friday, February 16, 2018

    Are you ready for an influx of older patients? It's likely according to an interesting article by the Institute Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

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  • Are Your Patients Safe After You Refer Them?

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    Claims involving referrals are on the rise. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) reports more than 100 million referrals are requested annually with only half completed. Claims related to referrals are usually due to a missed diagnosis or a delay in diagnosis.

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  • Texting Patients? Make Sure to Have a Policy First

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    There are several issues to consider before you begin exchanging text messages with patients. Having a policy in place is a good place to start.

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  • How to Avoid Gaps in Your Malpractice Insurance

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Thursday, January 25, 2018

    It is important that your coverage keeps up with your practice changes to avoid gaps in coverage. Your practice may not be the same practice it was when you initially applied for coverage.

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  • Referrals and the ND

    posted by Kathy Everitt on Thursday, January 18, 2018

    As the ND, you are responsible for ensuring referrals are completed in a timely manner and meet the needs of your patients. You can do this by establishing relationships with other providers, setting expectations for both the patient and the specialist, and assisting your patients through the referral process.

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