Category Archives: medical malpractice

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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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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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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Will all doctors become hospitalists? Physician employment changes

side note: Here is the No. 1 quandary looming for the medical professional liability insurance industry. If physicians continue the growing trend towards hospital emplyment rather than solo or group practice, who will the traditional MPLI companies have left as … Continue reading

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Federalism & Tort Reform

side note: If you are a political junkie and follower of medical professional liability tort reform, this is a contradiction that cannot be ignored. Democrats and trial lawyers have long been in cahoots; Republicans have consistently been on the side … 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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National Conference of State Legislators Sends Letter to Congress in opposition of proposed ‘HEALTH Act of 2011’ Tort reforms

Last month, the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) wrote a letter to both the chairman and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health expressing “strong, bipartisan opposition to the passage of the latest federal medical malpractice legislation, HR … Continue reading

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