Medical Liability Monitor’s 2019 Annual Rate Survey Indicates a Medical Professional Liability (Medical Malpractice) Insurance Market Firming, But Are We Headed for a Real Hard Market?

October 2, 2019 by matray

According to just-released data from the 2019 Medical Liability Monitor Annual Rate Survey, for the first time since 2006, more than 25 percent of medical professional liability (MPL) premium rates increased, while for a second consecutive year, only 5 percent of rates decreased. These firming rates indicate a turn from… Continue reading...

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Webinar: The Growing Cost of Defending Medical Malpractice Claims and How to Reverse the Trend for Doctors, Hospitals and Insurance Companies

June 12, 2019 by matray

During the past fifteen years, the number of malpractice claims filed has dropped significantly (as much as 27% according to the CRICO 2018 CBS Benchmarking Report). That's good news for insurance companies, doctors and hospitals. But while the frequency of claims went down, the cost of defending a malpractice lawsuit… Continue reading...

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Medical Liability Monitor’s 2017 Annual Rate Survey Indicates a 1.1 Average Rate Decrease Among Medical Malpractice Insurers Despite Underwriting Challenges

October 4, 2017 by matray

Chicago — According to just-released data from the 2017 Medical Liability Monitor Annual Rate Survey, the medical professional liability (medical malpractice) insurance industry’s collective mature, base-rate premiums experienced an overall average decrease of 1.1 percent from last year. More specifically, Internal Medicine rates decreased 1.1 percent, General Surgery rates decreased… 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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Medical Liability Monitor Publishes 2014 Annual Survey of Medical Malpractice Rates

October 10, 2014 by matray

Medical Liability Monitor’s 2014 Annual Rate Survey Indicates the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Industry’s Decade-Long Premium Decline Continues with No Indication of a Course Correction in Sight According to just-released data from the 2014 Medical Liability Monitor Annual Rate Survey, the medical professional liability (medical malpractice) insurance industry’s premiums continue… Continue reading...

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PIAA Members Convene in Toronto For Medical Liability Conference Focused on Navigating Uncertain Times in Healthcare Delivery

June 4, 2014 by matray

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. This year’s confabulation took place at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York… Continue reading...

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Q&A with PIAA CEO Brian Atchinson on MPL Challenges, PIAA Future

June 24, 2013 by matray

editor's note: A version of this interview -- edited for length -- appears in the July 2013 edition of the Medical Liability Monitor. When Brian Atchinson assumed the chief executive position at PIAA, the trade association representing domestic and international medical professional liability insurance companies, risk retention groups, captives, trusts… Continue reading...

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