Doctor Burnout in Small Practices Is Dramatically Lower Than National Average, New Study Concludes

July 10, 2018 by matray

Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices — also known as SIPs — report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine published online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board… Continue reading...

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The Doctors Company Expands Presence in New York Medical Malpractice Market as Admitted Insurer

September 29, 2017 by matray

The Doctors Company announced yesterday that it is now offering coverage on an admitted basis to New York healthcare providers. The New York Department of Financial Services’ recent approval of the company’s manual rate and secondary filings officially confirmed the company’s expanded presence. The Napa, Calif.-based insurer of medical liability… Continue reading...

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Berkshire Hathaway to Purchase MLMIC

July 18, 2016 by matray

Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (“MLMIC”), the largest underwriter of medical professional liability insurance in New York, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement, pending regulatory and policyholder approval, to be acquired by National Indemnity Company, following the completion of the conversion of MLMIC to a stock… Continue reading...

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New York Gov. Cuomo Proposes Malpractice Damage Cap As Means to Shore-up Budget, Loses Fight with Assembly

April 7, 2011 by matray

Declaring New York State “functionally bankrupt” in February, newly-elected Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget that would reduce year-to-year spending for the first time in more than a decade. Key to his proposal was slashing the state’s projected healthcare spending, specifically cutting $2.85 billion in Medicaid funding for… Continue reading...

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MLMIC Threatens to not Renew Eight Bronx Obstetricians

March 2, 2011 by matray

side note: If this isn't a strong argument that New York's medical liability climate threatens access to care, I do not know what would be. A malpractice insurance company has threatened not to renew coverage for eight Bronx obstetricians who treat poor, high-risk patients. The New York Times reports that… Continue reading...

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New York Governor Cuomo Working to Reform Medicaid, Medical Malpractice with Caps on Damages

March 1, 2011 by matray

side note: Here's an unusual piece of politics. The Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is proposing malpractice damage caps to heal the state's economic woes. With the intention of re-structuring New York’s Medicaid system, Governor Cuomo is urging various changes to how medical malpractice suits are resolved. Primarily,… Continue reading...

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