Specialized Insurance Available for Fertility Medicine Practitioners through The Doctors Company

July 25, 2018 by matray

Qualified reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists (REIs) and their in vitro fertilization (IVF) labs who are members of The Doctors Company are eligible for the REI Protect Program, a highly specialized risk management program founded by Steven L. Katz, MD, a specialist in this field for more than 20 years.

REIs face unique medical malpractice risks because they are focused on the very specialized practice of IVF. To assist in managing these risks, The Doctors Company is partnering with REI Protect to provide the following services to qualified physicians and their labs:

  • Direct access to the program for immediate consultation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—at no additional cost.
  • Ongoing access to specific REI risk management webinars and state-of-the-art topic discussions.
  • Comprehensive medical malpractice insurance coverage for the individual physicians, entity, and IVF lab employees, directors, and embryologists. Coverage for advanced practice providers and ancillaries is also available.
  • Specialized underwriting and pricing with appropriate specialty classification.

“We created the program to meet the risk management needs of the rapidly developing field of infertility medicine,” Katz said. “IVF labs face unique risks with respect to fertilization, embryo culture, and the storage of cryopreserved sperm, eggs, and embryos. This partnership brings together intimate and expert knowledge of the REI field and IVF lab with The Doctors Company’s 40-plus years of expertise in claims prevention and claims management.”

“This program strongly aligns with our mission to advance the practice of good medicine,” said Laura Kline, senior vice president, business development, The Doctors Company. “By offering these services, we help physicians reduce the risk of laboratory and medical errors. Our eligible members will receive risk management services that originate with incident prevention but extend through incident assessment and problem resolution.”

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CAIPA Renews Agreement with Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers

July 25, 2018 by matray

Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), a medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced the renewal of a long-standing cooperative agreement with the Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA). Under the agreement, CAIPA members who are currently insured through PRI, and new members who sign up for medical malpractice coverage, can take advantage of significant discounts off standard rates. PRI offers CAIPA members a 15-percent discount on PRI premiums, and those medical professionals who meet qualifications could receive discounts of up to 39 percent in total. CAIPA is one of the largest Independent Practice Associations in New York City, with more than 1,000 members. CAIPA professionals care for more than 450,000 patients in the region. "CAIPA has been a valued partner to PRI for many years. Renewing our commitment to this highly-respected organization will allow us to continue to provide world-class malpractice insurance to the physicians and medical professionals who rely on our strength," said Bruce Shulan, CEO of PRIMMA, PRI's wholly owned Attorney-in-Fact. "We welcome our returning CAIPA members, and look forward to adding more in the coming months."

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