Medical Malpractice News

31Jan, 2011

A Synopsis of the Claims-Made Medical Malpractice Insurance Policy

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Medical malpractice insurance jargon can be quite onerous for an individual who hasn’t spent his or her career learning the language of medical professional liability coverage. Consider the following phrases; retroactive date, mature premium, first year premium, tail coverage, nose coverage and extended reporting period.
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27Jan, 2011

The Looming Staffing Crisis in EHR

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As many physicians know, the federal government is spending nearly $20 billion in the next five years to promote and encourage the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in physician offices.
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25Jan, 2011

Vicarious Liability – How it Affects Your Medical Malpractice Insurance

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In general terms, vicarious liability is liability that one incurs on behalf of someone else’s acts. Specifically in regards to physicians and surgeons medical practices, if you are a single physician with no employees and handle 100% of all patient contact by yourself, then the topic of vicarious liability likely does not apply to you.
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20Jan, 2011

A Projected U.S. Physician Shortage

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There is a great deal of talk in the news and in the healthcare field regarding a possible shortage of physicians and surgeons in the U.S. in the coming years. According to many, the new healthcare reform plan that President Obama initiated and signed is partially to blame.
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19Jan, 2011

How Deductibles Are Structured On Medical Malpractice Insurance Policies

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Many insurance carriers offer deductibles on medical malpractice insurance policies in today’s market. Many doctors may not realize that there is more to a deductible than just the dollar amount. Many policies do not carry a deductible, but it is almost always an option. Generally speaking deductibles can be $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or even more.
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