Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Medical Malpractice Minute — September 2018

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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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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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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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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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Will Medical Malpractice Reform Be Part of the Debt Ceiling Solution?

I was contacted this morning by the Executive Office of the President and the Library of Congress this morning. Both offices were requesting the Medical Liability Monitor’s Annual Rate Survey data. Being the morning after the President and Speaker of … Continue reading

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