AAOS Celebrates Passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act

October 5, 2018 by matray

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 legal protection for traveling team physicians and safeguards injured athletes’… Continue reading...

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Healthcare Matters: 2018 Medical Professional Liability Market Update

April 12, 2018 by matray

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 Executive Insights" feature interviews from the 2018 Professional Liability Underwriting… Continue reading...

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Hiscox Offering New Outpatient Mental Healthcare Professional Liability Coverage

March 9, 2018 by matray

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 cover emerging risks in the allied healthcare field. Underscoring the… Continue reading...

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The GOP Plan to Protect Doctors from Frivolous Lawsuits

March 22, 2017 by matray

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 I came to D.C., the Republican Study Committee asked me… Continue reading...

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Does Clinical Integration Reduce Risk, Lower Cost of Care?

September 13, 2016 by matray

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 to achieve this goal is by incentivizing disparate physicians, hospitals… Continue reading...

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

August 10, 2016 by matray

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 plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys, who will provide the most up-to-date… Continue reading...

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Berkshire Hathaway to Purchase MLMIC

July 18, 2016 by matray

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 the completion of the conversion of MLMIC to a stock… Continue reading...

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

July 7, 2016 by matray

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 greater regulatory scrutiny. As such, all those along the medical… Continue reading...

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

July 2, 2015 by matray

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 King v. Burwell further cemented the reforms from President Barack… Continue reading...

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