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  1. I have brought it to HR/practice operations attention but they are very slow with things. Basically told me they need to get it approved by the president of our medical group first before they can add it to my previous policy. Which I do not understand why because we have been going to these outside hospitals for years and the encounters are billed through our medical group. There is another Nurse Practitioner I work with but she is under my Supervising Physician's own malpractice insurance, which I am now under as of last month. Why they did not put me under his malpractice insurance from the
  2. Thanks everyone for the advice. I should add that this outside hospital is only less than 5% of the patients I see for the year. Also when I go to the outside hospital. I generally only dictate the note for my supervising physician and then he signs off on the note (I don’t sign the note most of the time). So my odds of getting sued are pretty low. I also really like my job (even though HR is super disorganized) and I’m worried having a lawyer write a letter to my employer would probably affect the status of my current job? My main concerned about this whole situation is that the outside hospi
  3. Hi all, I am a Cardiology PA and have worked at my current position since April 2018. I am employed by a hospital, but also see Cardiology consults at other outside hospitals too. This is part of my job and I am not paid extra for this and therefore never considered it moonlighting. My supervising physician goes to these outside hospitals too. I was recently looking over my malpractice policy declaration page because it is about to expire and asked my office manager if this covers the outside hospital I see consults at. She did not know so I called the number on the declaration page and t
  4. Typically if it is a group policy, then employer would have to pay tail automatically right? However I once had a job that was also a group policy claims made and they made me pay for my own tail (2000 dollars). This is all just so confusing
  5. Is this for occurrence malpractice policy? That is a good price!
  6. I have it written in a email...guess I will save that email
  7. I am about to leave my current job that I was only at for 3 months. My employer says my malpractice insurance is a group claims-made policy. They said once the policy is terminated, tail will be purchased by the employer. Until then they will keep me as a "terminated schedule." They said I would be covered if anything happened during those 3 months I was there. Is there anything I need to get proof from my malpractice that tail is purchased or that I am still covered under the malpractice insurance even when I am not working there? I would hate to be sued one day and to find out I am not cover
  8. Do you purchase your own claims made policy or occurrence policy?
  9. I've heard it's a good idea for PAs to purchase their own policy for malpractice in addition to the malpractice insurance their employer supplies. I am thinking of doing this but what are the benefits? Any recommendations?
  10. Family Medicine 8 - 5 M - F. 93k/year I have 1.5 years of experience in family medicine. This is in a large city in Texas. Only one doctor works in office and she has only one PA. Her PA is leaving and is hiring. 18 days PTO (includes CME and sick days). Physician says 15 - 18 ppd. Would be on my own Wednesday afternoons and Friday afternoons. 6 paid holidays, 1000/year CME Malpractice - has not stated if tail is included - not sure how to ask this actually without it being awkward Health insurance - 50% term life insurance for 500,000 for 10 years I am thinking of countering f
  11. Hi guys, I have been working in family medicine for around 10 months in Houston TX. It's around a 45 minute drive from my house both ways and I am getting a little burnt out from seeing 20 patients a day 5 days a week. I make 90k a year and have 3 weeks vacation and 1 week CME (which I can use as vacation). 401k after one year, no health insurance (i dont really need it since I am under my husband), malpractice without tail. I have always seen myself just doing family medicine for a year, and then going into another field like dermatology. I was recently offered a position at a allergy
  12. Well right now my supervising physician sees the patient after me. I'm just confused why they are even being put on my schedule if I'm not signed up with medicare. Wasn't sure if this is a normal thing
  13. My clinic is booking me with Medicare patients but I am not signed up with Medicare or anything. They told me to document at the end of my note that I discussed the patients with the doctor. Is this allowed? I thought I couldnt see Medicare unless I was registered with them or something
  14. I just started working in texas and I have my temporary and I am told I am not allowed to write perscriptions with my temporary. Is this true? I thought I could do the same with my temporary as I could with a permanent?
  15. Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am a new grad and this is totally new to me and I am slow already in charting as is without these codes at the end of my chart!
  16. What are the purpose of them? What happens if I miss a couple and forgot to say we screened for depression or fall prevention even though we did? Are these things the practice is billing for?
  17. Hi guys. Does anyone else have to do meaningful use cpt codes at the end of their chart? Such as you discussed the patient's BMI with them and screened for fall prevention? What are the purpose of these codes? How important are they? They really take a lot of time in my charting!
  18. Thanks guys for the motivation! Right now they have me seeing around 15 patients on my supervising physician's schedule and helping out the other providers with patients around the office. I am supposed to get my own schedule this week with around 23 - 25 patients per day. This gives me a lot of anxiety because I am already struggling with the current patient load I have now, and to increase it by 10 patient's .. I just don't know if I can handle that. They hired another new grad PA though who started a couple weeks before me and she's seeing 25 patients per day now and seems to be handling it
  19. Hi all I'm a new grad and I'm 2 weeks into my first job of family care and I am burnt out. I am having a hard time learning the new emr, medicine, and balancing all the patients I have to see . I feel like the supervising physician is getting a little frustrated with my learning curve. Although they told me when I was hired that they are new grad friendly, it's pretty stressful! How long is appropriate to stay at your first job?
  20. Sorry I am jumping into your question. But I am kind of the same situation. Except my offer letter states that malpractice is included (didn't say what kind). Since I dont have a contract, does that mean I can leave whenever and not worry about tail?
  21. So I ended up taking the position. They increased my offer to 85K and said we could renegotiate the salary and bonus structure after 6 months. They also said the first month would be a lot of shadowing and they would "start me out slow with patients." I really only wanted to do family medicine/internal medicine for 1 - 2 years any way and then go into something else. One thing though - this offer does not have a contract. And in the offer letter it states they will cover malpractice. Does that mean I can leave whenever and not have to worry about paying tail?
  22. Just wondering - did you ever look into how much tail would cost you if you plan to leave at any point? My practice doesn't offer tail too and I'm not really sure of the significance the cost would be on me if I left after a year in family medicine.
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