Category Archives: healthcare reform

The GOP Plan to Protect Doctors from Frivolous Lawsuits

If one wanted to divine how the GOP intends to address medical professional liability in its yet-to-be-determined replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one place to look would be the legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe in January. “When … Continue reading

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Does Clinical Integration Reduce Risk, Lower Cost of Care?

One of the priorities driving the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 is the need to rein in the exorbitant costs associated with the world’s most expensive healthcare system. One of the ways in which the reform legislation aims … Continue reading

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2015 PLUS Medical PL Symposium Focused on Innovation, Liability Implications

The following is an unabridged version of Medical Liability Monitor’s review of the 2015 PLUS Medical PL Symposium. An abridged version of this article appears in the May issue of Medical Liability Monitor. With the U.S. healthcare delivery system negotiating … Continue reading

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PIAA Members Convene in Toronto For Medical Liability Conference Focused on Navigating Uncertain Times in Healthcare Delivery

With the healthcare delivery system navigating a sea of reform, PIAA members convened from May 14 – 16 to share ideas for success and gain insight from experts at the medical professional liability insurance trade association’s annual Medical Liability Conference. … Continue reading

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2014 PLUS Medical PL Symposium Focuses on Emerging Risks Associated with Affordable Care Act, Clinical Integration, New Technology

With the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act headlong into its implementation, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) focused its 2014 Medical PL Symposium on addressing the new and emerging risks resulting from the healthcare delivery system’s move toward a clinically … Continue reading

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Q&A with PIAA CEO Brian Atchinson on MPL Challenges, PIAA Future

editor’s note: A version of this interview — edited for length — appears in the July 2013 edition of the Medical Liability Monitor. When Brian Atchinson assumed the chief executive position at PIAA, the trade association representing domestic and international … Continue reading

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Virginia Governor Vetoes Damage Cap Compromise, General Assembly Overrides Veto

By an overwhelming majority, the Republican-ruled Virginia House of Delegates rejected Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s veto of a bill that would boost the limit on court awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. The bill represented a compromise among Virginia’s doctors, insurers … Continue reading

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Laser Spine Surgery Marketing through Google Sees Malpractice Complaints

side note: This is an interesting article on a new phenomena — physicians and surgeons marketing their services online. How hard — and in what manner — should physicians market their services? Why are we moving away from the traditional … Continue reading

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Hospital Groups Acquiring Physicians’ Private Practices, How It Affects Liability

side note: Is a hospital-focused healthcare system the future of American Medicine? And if so, what are the liability implications? This is a great look at what looks to be the future of healthcare delivery in the United States. Physician-owned … Continue reading

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New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Malpractice Damage Cap As Means to Shore-up Budget, Loses Fight with Assembly

Declaring New York State “functionally bankrupt” in February, newly-elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget that would reduce year-to-year spending for the first time in more than a decade. Key to his proposal was slashing the state’s projected … Continue reading

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