Senator Pushes Liability Shield for Coronavirus Doctors

April 2, 2020 by matray

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced the Facilitating Innovation to Fight Coronavirus Act. The emergency legislation would limit liability for healthcare professionals who are fighting coronavirus. “In ERs and ICUs across America, doctors and nurses are writing the playbook as they fight this virus… Continue reading...

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Wisconsin Gov. Evers, Insurance Commissioner Ask Malpractice Insurers to Cover Telemedicine, Out-of-State Providers

April 2, 2020 by matray

At the direction of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable issued a request to medical malpractice insurers aimed at expanding access to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic and at ensuring retired and out-of-state health care workers can get the medical malpractice coverage in order to support the state's… Continue reading...

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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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July 1, 2019 by matray

AMA Abortion Lawsuit Puts Doctors In The Thick Of Debate Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News The American Medical Association is suing North Dakota to block two abortion-related laws, the latest signal the doctors’ group is shifting to a more aggressive stance as the Trump administration and state conservatives ratchet up… Continue reading...

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MIEC to Host ‘Summit for Insurance Defense’ on June 20

June 12, 2019 by matray

MIEC announced its inaugural MIEC Summit for Insurance Defense will take place in Boise, Idaho, on June 20, 2019. The Summit for Insurance Defense is a new annual regional seminar series. Each year it will be hosted in one of MIEC’s territories. The goal of this seminar series is to… 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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Register Now for ACI’s 18th Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims

April 25, 2019 by matray

Now in its 18th installment, American Conference Institute’s (ACI) Obstetric Malpractice Claims forum is back. A fully revamped agenda will include discussions on the latest developments with the cranial compression ischemic encephalopathy argument, the plaintiff and defense’s perspective on mother and child genetic testing, timing of an injury, opioid-related injuries,… Continue reading...

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AAOS Celebrates Passage of the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act

October 5, 2018 by matray

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 legal protection for traveling team physicians and safeguards injured athletes’… Continue reading...

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Healthcare Matters: 2018 Medical Professional Liability Market Update

April 12, 2018 by matray

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 Executive Insights" feature interviews from the 2018 Professional Liability Underwriting… Continue reading...

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