Physicians retire or close their practices for a variety of reasons. This Closing a Practice Toolkit is a virtual library of resources to help make closing a practice easier and less risky for ProAssurance insureds. Your Risk Management team can assist you with specific questions at 844-223-9648 or RiskAdvisor@ProAssurance.com during business hours.
Before closing a practice, physicians should notify patients and protect their medical information. Dr. Hayes Whiteside, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for ProAssurance (since retired), explains how physicians can manage related professional liability risks.
Here is an overview of patient notification, medical record security, and professional liability risk management.
Practical steps to follow when closing a practice.
Versions for different scenarios.
HIPAA compliant form to use with patient notification letters.