Category Archives: Medical Malpractice News

Medical Malpractice Minute — November 2018

Watch this brief video to learn the most interesting thing in medical professional liability this month — Berkshire Hathaway’s acquisition of MLMIC:

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AAOS Celebrates Passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) celebrated the Senate passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act on October 3 as part of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.302). The legislation, which AAOS has advocated for since 2015, provides … Continue reading

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Healthcare Matters: 2018 Medical Professional Liability Market Update

Healthcare Matters launched new video segments from its “MPLI Executive Insights” series, where executives from companies involved with medical malpractice insurance are interviewed about trending topics and contemporary challenges facing the industry at large. The two new segments of “MPLI … Continue reading

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Hiscox Offering New Outpatient Mental Healthcare Professional Liability Coverage

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced new coverages in their insurance policy for US businesses in the mental health industry. Hiscox PRO Outpatient Mental Healthcare Professional Liability offers a wide variety of specialized benefits for mental health professionals tailored to … Continue reading

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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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Sign-up Now for ACI’s 2nd National Advanced Forum on Medical Liability

American Conference Institute’s 2nd National Advanced Forum on Medical Liability – Claims, Coverage and Risk Management on October 27-28, 2016 in New York City. This conference will bring together an impressive faculty of government officials, medical experts, risk managers, insurance professionals and leading … Continue reading

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Berkshire Hathaway to Purchase MLMIC

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”), the largest underwriter of medical professional liability insurance in New York, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement, pending regulatory and policyholder approval, to be acquired by National Indemnity Company, following … Continue reading

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ACI’s 2nd Advanced Forum on Medical Liability Claims, Coverage & Risk Management, Oct. 27-28, NYC

Healthcare providers face rising medical professional liability exposures given the recent increase in healthcare-system utilization under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), shifting trends in hiring and employment patterns as well as healthcare delivery models, increased use of electronic platforms and portals, decreasing reimbursements and … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Subsidies: What it Means for the Medical Professional Liability Industry

On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed consumer subsidies to purchase healthcare insurance in the 36 states that have not established their own exchange under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. The decisive 6 – 3 decision in … Continue reading

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