From the monthly archives: September 2012

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When is a Locum Tenens physician really a permanent part time physician who needs separate coverage?

Locum Tenens Physicians are, as a rule, protected by Medical Malpractice Insurance Policies, no additional premium, few territorial restrictions, no hassle. In fact, The Doctors' Company offers each physician up to 30 free locum tenens days; this is to support the commitment to ongoing education, the importance of rest, vacations and life long medical learning. According to Crittenden Medical News: A handful of medical malpractice carriers expect a reversal of the recent decline of locum tenens doctors; and, thus a rise in the rates and overall premium in volume.  A Survey cited in the recent Medical Insurance News issue indicated that physician staffing trends show a drop in the number of health care facilities who used locum tenens doctors from 2005 to 2011.  There is, during that period a higher demand for primary care and emergency locum tenens, general surgeons, psychiatrists and hospitalists.  There is also an increased percentage of health facilities using locum tenens physicians unt ...
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Increased Exposure due to the Accountable Care Act:

Orthopedic Surgeons, Endocrinologists and Neurologists are among the many specialties which could see increased patient loads and an increase in the exposure and risk. In an Article by Crittenden News, Medical Insurance, some insurers (not yet mandated by The Doctors’ Company), could start to require Risk Management as a condition of insurance. Recently, The Doctors’ Insurance Agency worked with a Cardiologist who had seen a similar increased patient load; concurrent with requests my skilled nursing facilities to act as Medical Director.  This talented Cardiologist, with extremely authentic, careful bedside manner was bursting with new patients, supervisorial responsibilities and letters asking him to serve as Medical Director; The Doctors’ Company Underwriters can  add some oft these additional risks with little or no premium.  However, when the percentage of practice acting as an administrator begins to exceed 20 %, the rates are either adjusted, or the Carrier will simply ...
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Clinical Research Liability

If you are a physician doing clinical research; participating in trials, or signing to run a trial, start a company or research organization; know that The Doctors’ Insurance Agency specializes in this insurance from Maine to the tip of San Diego. The Doctors’ Insurance Agency insures over 3,000 health care organizations; These organizations specialize in conventional medical practice, to telemedical consultations in real time….to store and forward dermatological medicine to endo, pulm and pathology labs and centers. This is a fast moving time in medicine, the pace of technology is moving faster than the rate of physician’s practice changes. Part of the pace is due to information, available online information. In another ‘blog’ entry we have discussed the importance of protecting your patient’s information.  The legal obligation and responsibility of protecting the patient’s electronic health record through protocol, processes and patient safety methodo ...
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