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On behalf of everyone at PRMS, best wishes for a new year of happiness and good health. Throughout the year, it has been our privilege to work with you.   We look forward to continuing to serve you. In lieu of holiday cards and gifts, we will make a donation to a charitable organization. This year we have again chosen the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  http://www ...

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The last half of December can be a slow time in medical offices, even for psychiatrists. May I suggest that if you have some free time over the next few weeks, you do some homework? It’s not hard, and there’s just a simple self-test.  But what you learn may pay huge dividends down the road.  The assignment: read your professional liability insurance policy! Once you’ve read i ...

“That could never happen here…” Every human being since the beginning of time has, at least once, reflected on another human’s foibles and said, “Well I never would have done that,” or “That could never happen here.” Sometimes the wording is, “No one I know would ever do that.” The problem is that even if we have only a shard of cold insight into our hearts, we know how close ...

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Our message this week is to simply let you know how grateful every employee of PRMS is for your long-time support of our business. We hope each of you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. ...

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Right after Labor Day each year, “meeting season” starts. From early September through mid-November, it seems every psychiatric organization holds a meeting; our goal is to attend as many of them as possible. In the past nine weeks, PRMS staff attended more than 50 meetings throughout the country.  These included APA district branch meetings, US Psychiatric Congress, Northern ...

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We compiled three documents related to child and adolescent psychiatry to distribute to our customers at the AACAP meeting in San Francisco: (1) a resource list of articles and websites on Youth Violence and Homicidal and Suicidal Behavior; (2) a list of the top 50 professional liability points for child and adolescent psychiatrists, and (3) a collection of our own risk mana ...

People are attracted to medicine as a career for myriad reasons, but for most, a key motivator is a desire to help alleviate the suffering of others. At a time when the great suffering of the residents of northeast corridor is evident to all, many doctors are thinking about how they can help. Alas, the legal strictures of modern life force us to advise doctors to control the i ...

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Every physician knows the three steps of experiential education: first you watch over someone’s shoulder, then you get to try it yourself, and finally you demonstrate mastery by teaching the next group of neophytes. This could well be the earliest form of education, since at its most basic, it doesn’t require anything to be written down nor does it even require the teacher and ...

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Although CPT coding for insurance billing purposes is outside the scope of risk management services provided under PRMS’ professional liability insurance policy, we do know that it’s a hot topic for psychiatry right now. If you’re not aware of the upcoming changes, you need to find out about them before January 1, 2013. PRMS staff have attended more than two dozen psychiatry m ...

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For over 20 years, NAMI has deemed a week in October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, it began October 7 and ends this weekend. I feel somewhat foolish highlighting this to the specialists who are at the forefront of dealing with the mentally ill and their families. Still, I would urge psychiatrists to check out NAMI’s website for some ideas about making sure that ...

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