The benefits of ever increasing information technology part in health records keeping is substantial, yet the Electronic Health Records System (EHRS) also provides with increased liability risks for health care providers as to possible software or hardware problems or user errors. On one hand, a quick transition to digital heath records seems long awaited part of the high-tech change. It… Read More »Electronic Health Records and Increased Liability Risk
The number of hail loss claims filed with insurers increased by 61%. At the same time, the number of claims referred for suspected fraud increased by 136%, according to a National Insurance Crime Bureau report that examines both hail loss claims and hail loss questionable claims for the period Jan. 1, 2006 through March 31, 2010. During this period, TX was… Read More »U.S. Suspicious Claims Up 136 Percent
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed into law a measure that clarifies when citizens can bring private actions for alleged violations of state regulatory law, a moved hailed by tort reform advocates. The Transparency in Lawsuits Protection Act, which the Republican governor signed into law on Wednesday, allows a private right to action only when the state legislation under which… Read More »When Citizens Can Bring Private Actions for Alleged Violations in Georgia
The Obama administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to review a 2008 appeals court ruling that upheld San Francisco’s controversial health care spending law. The San Francisco law, which took effect in 2008, requires companies with at least 100 employees to spend at least $1.96 per hour per covered employee on health care, while employers with 20 to… Read More »San Francisco Health Care Law Won’t Be Reviewed
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Garrett Richter, R-Naples, have addressed solvency concerns by imposing a higher capital requirement of $15 million for a new home insurer and provide all potential rate increases with a review and approval or rejection by Office of Insurance Regulation prior to anything being paid by consumers Elected governor vetoed the bill because he believes it… Read More »Property Insurance Bill Vetoed in Florida
There will be no change in minimum and maximum temporary total disability (TTD) and permanent total disability (PTD) rates for 2011 work injuries, or in several other workers’ compensation benefits that are tied to increases in California’s average weekly wage, the California Workers’ Compensation Institue reported. The U.S. Department of Labor has released new data showing California’s State Average Weekly… Read More »No Change in Some Workers’ Comp Benefits
Medical insurance for tourists who face health problems while visiting the capital of Mexico, The Mexico City will be provided by the city government. According to mayor the program was proposed during the April swine flu outbreak that battered the tourism industry in the city. On an epidemic free year about 7 million tourists each year come to the city The program will cover treatment… Read More »No Such Thing As Free Insurance? Not for Mexico City Visitors.