About Max Schloemann

Max Schloemann is a medical malpractice insurance broker, focused on helping physicians secure Medical Professional Liability coverage. He helps Doctors and Surgeons, as well as Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and healthcare entrepreneurs launch new medical practices across the country. Max graduated Magna cum Laude from Southern Illinois University College of Business and was named the Outstanding Management Senior. Max’s career in medical malpractice insurance began in 2008 with an industry-leading firm. Max founded MEDPLI in 2017 to help private practice physicians and doctors changing jobs navigate the complexities of medical malpractice insurance in the new era of healthcare. Max’s wife, Kristen, a Physician Assistant, and their 4 kids (plus 1 dog) enjoy hiking, golf, and cooking.

UPDATED! The Medical Malpractice Payouts By State Tool

By |2023-04-02T03:30:55+00:00April 1st, 2023|Malpractice Insurance|

TOOL: Medical Malpractice Payouts by State LAST UPDATED: April 1, 2023 The data is now updated with payout information through 2022. This tool can be used to filter medical malpractice payout data from the National Practitioner Data Bank. It contains data from 2015 through 2022. Use the toggles to [...]

Iowa Passes Legislation to Increase Cap on Non-Economic Malpractice Awards: What You Need to Know

By |2023-02-21T16:26:43+00:00February 20th, 2023|Iowa, Malpractice Insurance|

In early 2023, Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds is expected to sign into law historic tort reforms that will impose an increase on caps for non-economic medical malpractice damages. Despite bi-partisan opposition, the Iowa House and Senate passed House File 161 on February 8, 2023, which caps the monetary amount at $1 million that [...]

Saving the Private Practice: A Call for Payer Reimbursement Reforms

By |2023-01-30T02:32:54+00:00January 27th, 2023|Malpractice Insurance|

The waiting room is full on a Monday morning at a rural Midwest practice of a primary care physician with a specialty in geriatric medicine. It is the only independent clinic in a small town located 40 miles from the nearest hospital, so residents of all ages depend on the doctor and her [...]

Understanding Claims-made “Step-up” Rates and Your Coverage Alternatives

By |2023-01-30T01:45:31+00:00January 20th, 2023|Claims-Made Insurance, Malpractice Insurance|

There’s a lot to think about when choosing the right type of medical malpractice insurance for your practice – depth of coverage, your specialty, your risk of being sued, and history of prior claims to name a few. Add to that list the annual premium cost and how it will affect your operating [...]

Four Ways to Proactively Manage Malpractice Liability in an Otolaryngology Practice

By |2023-01-12T19:11:05+00:00January 10th, 2023|Malpractice Insurance|

There is rarely a typical day in an otolaryngology practice. Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons treat a wide variety of medical issues for patients ranging from children to the elderly and all ages in between. An ENT surgeon may perform a routine myringotomy or “ear tube surgery” on a toddler in the [...]

Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums: Why They Go Up &What You Can Do About It

By |2023-01-13T14:46:12+00:00January 6th, 2023|Malpractice Insurance|

Are malpractice insurance premiums going up in 2023? The short answer is yes. However, as in years past, the amount of increase will likely vary from state to state and by type of surgical specialty. The premium you pay is also influenced by the amount and type of coverage you buy, number of [...]

What California Surgeons in Private Practice Need to Know About the New MICRA

By |2022-12-13T20:36:31+00:00December 13th, 2022|California, Malpractice Insurance|

With the recent passing of Assembly Bill 35 (AB35) to modify California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), the Golden State’s physicians and surgeons will experience the first cap adjustments for non-economic medical malpractice damages since 1975. These unprecedented cap increases – and the inevitable rise in medical malpractice insurance rates – combine [...]

The TrouBBL with BBLs – How Plastic Surgeons Can Reduce Malpractice Risk

By |2023-03-01T21:03:42+00:00November 17th, 2022|Florida, Malpractice Insurance, Physician Resources|

Unlicensed “chop shops” and unqualified providers give good plastic surgeons a bad name - especially when it comes to malpractice lawsuits. It's unsurprising, then, that the effects of the under-regulated plastic surgery industry can greatly impact an upstanding doctor’s professional practice. Every surgery comes with risks, but the Brazilian Butt Lift [...]

Landmark Legislation Preserves Medical Liability Reform in California

By |2022-07-28T14:42:16+00:00May 22nd, 2022|California, Malpractice Insurance|

What California doctors need to know about the recent medical malpractice legislation changes in California: On May 13th, Assembly Bill 35 passed unanimously in the California State Assembly and is on the governor’s desk for signature. This bill is an update to the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and will cause the [...]

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