Forecasting Medical Liability Claims in the Age of COVID-19: How to Mitigate Risk and Reduce Payouts from Potential Negligence Claims

June 22, 2020 by matray

Medical Liability Monitor presents a very timely webinar... Forecasting Medical Liability Claims in the Age of COVID-19: How to Mitigate Risk and Reduce Payouts from Potential Negligence Claims DATE: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 TIME: 2 p.m. EDT; 1 p.m. CDT; 12 p.m. MDT; 11 a.m. PDT PLACE: Your computer COST:… Continue reading...

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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Issues Executive Order on Medical Immunity

June 17, 2020 by matray

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order that protects healthcare providers from liability. “I want to thank the General Assembly for its leadership in securing support for limited immunity legislation and for requesting action by the executive order versus calling a special session during the pandemic.” Governor Hutchinson said.… Continue reading...

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TDC Offering Risk Management Lessons to Medical, Dental Practice Managers

June 10, 2020 by matray

Now is a critical time for practice managers to develop an in-depth awareness of current risks — as new threats have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help practices prevent injuries, claims or financial penalties for noncompliance, The Doctors Company is now offering an unique training program, “Risk Management Fundamentals… Continue reading...

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MPL Association: Federal Legislation Would Mean Critical Liability Protections for Healthcare Professionals during COVID-19 National Emergency

June 1, 2020 by matray

Editor’s note: the Medical Professional Liability Association (MPL Association) president and CEO Brian K. Atchinson issued the following statement about the Coronavirus Provider Protection Act (H.R. 7059), legislation to provide limited liability protections to health professionals and facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak that was introduced by Representatives Phil Roe, MD,… Continue reading...

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California Expands Order for Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies to Partially Refund Premiums Amid ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

May 18, 2020 by matray

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a Bulletin last week that extends his previous order requiring insurance companies to return partial insurance premiums to consumers and businesses and provide financial relief amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Insurance reports that it intends to review all premium adjustments to ensure they are fair and… Continue reading...

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Two Houston Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Law Firms Reject Coronavirus Lawsuits

May 12, 2020 by matray

To honor and support the heroes of the healthcare system in Texas, Houston-based law firms Brown, Christie & Green and McGehee, Chang, Landgraf, Feiler have announced that they will not accept COVID-19 cases that seek to sue doctors, hospitals or nursing homes for their good-faith efforts in treating COVID-19 patients.… Continue reading...

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MICA Declares $12M Dividend to Help Policyholders Through COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020 by matray

Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona (MICA) announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a special dividend to provide economic relief to its members. The company will distribute a $12 million dividend to all members with policies in-force as of April 30, 2020. The dividend will be credited to policyholder… Continue reading...

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MagMutual Rolls Out Discount Plan for Policyholders Impacted by COVID-19

April 14, 2020 by matray

MagMutual announced new premium discounts on medical professional liability policies as they renew next year for policyholders who experienced lower patient volumes in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Discounts will extend through to 2023 policy renewal period. “This COVID-19 crisis has altered the way our country is… Continue reading...

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MagMutual announces nine-month policy premium payment deferral option for medical professional liability policyholders

April 14, 2020 by matray

MagMutual announced that its medical professional liability policyholders can defer their premium payments for nine months. The premium deferment option is available to existing and new policyholders. At the completion of the nine-month period, policyholders will then have the option to spread out their outstanding balance over their subsequent renewed… Continue reading...

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California Orders Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies to Refund Premiums Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Where Appropriate

April 13, 2020 by matray

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara ordered insurance companies to return insurance premiums to consumers and businesses and provide much-needed financial relief during the COVID-19 emergency. The Commissioner's Bulletin covers premiums paid for at least the months of March and April — including the month of May if “shelter in place” restrictions continue… Continue reading...

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