Specialized Insurance Available for Fertility Medicine Practitioners through The Doctors Company

Qualified reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists (REIs) and their in vitro fertilization (IVF) labs who are members of The Doctors Company are eligible for the REI Protect Program, a highly specialized risk management program founded by Steven L. Katz, MD, a specialist in this field for more than 20 years.

REIs face unique medical malpractice risks because they are focused on the very specialized practice of IVF. To assist in managing these risks, The Doctors Company is partnering with REI Protect to provide the following services to qualified physicians and their labs:

  • Direct access to the program for immediate consultation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—at no additional cost.
  • Ongoing access to specific REI risk management webinars and state-of-the-art topic discussions.
  • Comprehensive medical malpractice insurance coverage for the individual physicians, entity, and IVF lab employees, directors, and embryologists. Coverage for advanced practice providers and ancillaries is also available.
  • Specialized underwriting and pricing with appropriate specialty classification.

“We created the program to meet the risk management needs of the rapidly developing field of infertility medicine,” Katz said. “IVF labs face unique risks with respect to fertilization, embryo culture, and the storage of cryopreserved sperm, eggs, and embryos. This partnership brings together intimate and expert knowledge of the REI field and IVF lab with The Doctors Company’s 40-plus years of expertise in claims prevention and claims management.”

“This program strongly aligns with our mission to advance the practice of good medicine,” said Laura Kline, senior vice president, business development, The Doctors Company. “By offering these services, we help physicians reduce the risk of laboratory and medical errors. Our eligible members will receive risk management services that originate with incident prevention but extend through incident assessment and problem resolution.”

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