Medical Malpractice News

28Mar, 2011

The Hospital Credentialing Process and Doctors Medical Malpractice Insurance

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Before any physician is given privileges to practice medicine at a hospital he/she must go through a lengthy credentialing process and be approved by a credentialing committee.  Although it is a lengthy process it not insurmountable and you will find that most hospitals outline all the steps up front and will provide help along the way.  It’s important to complete the application and paper work thoroughly and meet the deadlines given. Physicians and surgeons are required to have medical malpractice insurance in place effective the day that their privileges begin. […]
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25Mar, 2011

Does Your Ambulatory Surgery Center Carry Proper Medical Malpractice Insurance?

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Today in the United States, surgery centers have started to become increasingly more popular due to the ease of access and efficiency they offer to the physicians and surgeons who practice within the center as well as to the patients that use them. As a relatively new trend in the health care industry, most surgery centers are newly constructed with state of the art equipment. The majority of surgery centers were started by physicians who were looking to gain a better margin than what the hospital would pay them and […]
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23Mar, 2011

Emergency Medicine Practice Comes with High Risks & High Medical Malpractice Insurance

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The Emergency Medicine medical practice is, at least with a basic understanding, known fairly well to the average, everyday patient. This is partially due to the facts that millions of Americans use the services of an emergency room each year as well as the Hollywood depiction of an Emergency Room (ER) in television shows (such as ER) and movies. Emergency medicine doctors not only face the high risks of practicing medicine within the emergency room, they also much face a much higher medical malpractice insurance premium.
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21Mar, 2011

How Proper Risk Management Helps Your Medical Malpractice Insurance

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The majority of medical malpractice insurance carriers see their risk management as an investment in themselves and the physicians that they insure.  As I have attended many of these seminars or at least reviewed the course material, common themes in today’s risk management programs are oriented with a curriculum of communication, documentation and prevention.  The completion of these courses can lead to a percentage discount of your medical malpractice insurance premium and/or continuing medical education credits in exchange for a few hours on the computer. Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies Offer CME Courses […]
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18Mar, 2011

The Education of a Doctor

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“Mommy, Where Do Doctors Come From?” Training to become a physician, whether one aspires to be a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), takes many years, including undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate study. The length of time it takes one to complete training will vary by specialty.  Most physicians will finish their training in eleven years starting with their undergraduate work. Fortunately, doctors in training do not have to worry about their medical liability as they are covered by the universities and the hospitals medical malpractice insurance during […]
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