Malpractice Insurance

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 [...]

MEDPLI Featured in White Coat Investor on Tail Insurance

By |2023-03-01T20:58:48+00:00October 28th, 2022|Malpractice Insurance, News|

MEDPLI was quoted in an article about claims-made vs. occurrence malpractice insurance in White Coat Investor, “the most widely-read, physician-specific personal finance and investing website in the world”.The article, which features a comparison of claims-made vs. occurrence malpractice insurance, reviews what each option means, the malpractice limits associated with each choice, and when each [...]

MEDPLI Featured on Ketamine Risk in The Health Lawyer

By |2022-06-27T03:48:30+00:00June 25th, 2022|Malpractice Insurance, News|

Max Schloemann, founder of MEDPLI, was published in a recent edition of The Health Lawyer, a bi-monthly American Bar Association publication that focuses on a wide range of health law issues. His article, What Doctors and the Medical Field Need to Know About Ketamine and Malpractice Risk, traces the history of ketamine use [...]

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