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Conventus Distributes Dividends, Capital Returns for 8th Consecutive Year
Conventus Distributes Dividends, Capital Returns for 8th Consecutive Year
Conventus is proud to announce its eighth consecutive year of distributing dividends and capital returns through the Conventus Owner Benefit Plan (COBP).  Since 2009, Conventus has distributed almost $13 Million in total to qualified physician members and/or their representatives. The Conventus Owner Benefit Plan was created to share company profits with member owners whenever profits reach specified thresholds, with the approval of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. Learn more about the COBP and Conventus’ financial picture at Conventus.com. 
Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange Assigned Highest Financial Stability Rating® by Demotech, Inc.
Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange, a leading New Jersey medical malpractice insurer, is proud to announce that the Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) assigned to it has been upgraded to Aʹʹ (A Double Prime), Unsurpassed, by Demotech, Inc. This is Demotech’s highest FSR, assigned to insurers who possess unsurpassed financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus for policyholders, liquidity of invested assets, an acceptable level of financial leverage, reasonable loss and loss adjustment expense reserves (L&LAE), and realistic pricing.
Coming Soon: Resources for Opioid Users
With so many changes to healthcare following the opioid crackdown, practicing medicine can feel a bit overwhelming. It may feel like you now have additional eyes staring at your practice with a fine lens, making sure you’re following all the new protocols expected of a physician in New Jersey. With such pressure, it could feel difficult to manage and help patients with opioid addictions. Luckily, the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services has presented a number of programs to aid in the prevention, support and recovery of opioid users. 
The 5 W's of the Mandatory New Jersey Prescription Monitoring Program
You might be thinking "It won't ever happen to me." But, it's not just the sensational cases of drug diversion or “pill mills”  that is getting the attention of the NJ Board of Medical Examiners.  Did you know that a New Jersey physician was recently disciplined for not querying the NJPMP database as required on all patients for whom Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) were prescribed for pain?
Cecal Images During Colonoscopy:  To Photograph or Not to Photograph?
Failure to diagnose colon cancer due to failure to reach the cecum for colonoscopy completion is a frequent allegation in gastroenterology claims.  Here are the highlights of a claim that illustrate what can happen when there are no photographic images as evidence that cecal intubation was successfully achieved. 
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