Iowa Medical Society Endorses COPIC as Medical Professional Liability Insurance Carrier of Choice for its Members

November 7, 2017 by matray

The Iowa Medical Society (IMS) recently announced that COPIC was selected as the preferred medical professional liability insurance provider for its members and will serve as an IMS Strategic Partner.

During the last year, IMS has worked closely with COPIC on several initiatives, which lead to discussions about a potential partnership. In September, the IMS executive committee and board of directors met and unanimously decided to endorse COPIC. “COPIC is nationally recognized for its expertise in patient safety and risk management and has demonstrated a strong commitment to healthcare in Iowa,” said Joyce Vista-Wayne, MD, DFAPA,Iowa Medical Society president. “We are always looking for ways to improve how we support our members, and working with a trusted, proven partner like COPIC is essential to this.” According to IMS, COPIC has been instrumental in helping it work with medical professionals to better understand and utilize Iowa’s Candor law. Candor offers a “communications and optimal resolution” approach to deal with unexpected outcomes that addresses patients’ needs, and COPIC’s experience has offered expert guidance in this area. “COPIC is very proud to partner with the Iowa Medical Society,” said Ted Clarke, MD, COPIC chief executive officer. “Our mission is to improve medicine in the communities we serve, and we look forward to working with our colleagues to help them navigate the challenges in health care and provide the best care to their patients.”

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