From the monthly archives: November 2011

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OB Gyn’s High Cost of Malpractice Insurance Premium – Ideas to reduce the cost.

OBGyn’s still pay amongst the highest premiums of any specialty. The conventional wisdom for years has been that their frequency of medical malpractice insurance claims reporting was significantly higher than other specialties, and the amount that is paid by Ob/Gyn’s per claim (even if the case does not go to court), these claims are still higher than other specialties. The Doctors’ Company is aware that physicians are subjected to many patients, especially OB who present in the emergency departments with no prenatal, they may have no insurance, no option other than to go through  the pregnancy sort of ‘online’, googling and interpreting their own answers to their questions and incidents. The Doctors’ Company is aware that physicians reimbursements are being reduced by Medicare and California Medicaid; and, at the same time, the federal government and private payers are beginning to look for some of their reimbursements back. Fraud investigations, which are becomi ...
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Family General Practice trends and changes in the new Health Care Reform era...

Family General Practitioners are going to be in high demand; The American Academy of Family Practitioners has weighed in on the subject: In addition to Employer, retailer, large Manufacturer an Other employer worksite Clinics, the feeling is that family practice Clinics are going to start to appear in ‘unconventional’ but intuitive places. The Medical Malpractice Carriers and our understanding of ‘usual and customary’ places of delivering healthcare will change. The Feeling is, that as long as there is proper equipment, protocol and trained personnel, from M.D.’s and R.N.’s to appropriate PHI storage and documentation, healthcare can happen anywhere.  Anywhere is starting to increasingly sound like ‘work place’ health clinics. The Doctors’ Insurance Agency is working with family physicians that are setting up practices at industrial employers, drug stores and even malls, call us to learn how malpractice underwrites are considering this ri ...
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Financial Strength, Reserves Discipline, Premium, Patient Safety and Tort Reform

Recently, I was honored to be asked to join a panel to discuss important, ‘real world’ issues that will be more ‘real’ in a matter of months to Third and Fourth Year Residents in Psychiatry at the UCSF Facility in Fresno.  he message that I wanted to convey during this talk (during my portion of the talk) was: you have to, it is your financial responsibility to, ask the hard questions about the reserving practices of the company that is taking your medical malpractice insurance risk. The Doctors just preparing to leave their Residency Programs are planning to join private practices, practice in large group settings and even start out on their own. Regardless of the new situation,it is important for all physicians to know about tail, tort reform and reserves. Tail is the insurance policy that everyone sort of defines differently.   The term can be used interchangeably, to refer to the new company picking up claims based on events occurring in the past, or to the compan ...
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