From the monthly archives: January 2013

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Anesthesiology – Managing your cases to reduce the risk of a law suit.

Anesthesiology today is much less risky than it used to be:  25 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago,  10  months ago; it seems that the work of the County medical societies. Private Anesthesia Groups, the national society (ASA), local and regional hospitals, the work is all paying off. Now, by national actuarial statistics, the average Anesthesiologist has a 6 % chance of being sued every year. In an article that The Doctors’ Company published years ago, written and researched by our own Anne Lofsky, M.D., our beloved Board Member, she points out some of the best practices in two of our remarkably performing, claims free, and large Anesthesiology Groups. The Anesthesiologist Establishes a relationship with the surgical patient prior to the procedure: The night before the operation, the Anesthesiologist telephones the patient to review the procedure, to check in on their precondition, review contra indications, risks and generally discusses the goals of the procedure. At ...
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Medical Malpractice Insurers Offer Additional Coverage

This is a good time for physicians as it pertains to paying premium to medical malpractice insurance companies. 

The claims free, or association discount programs have never been larger.  Claims free discounts for physicians insured for four to five years, without claims are approaching 15 – 25 %;

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MediSpas and Plastic Surgeons - Malpractice what is covered?

Expanding a Practice as a Plastic Surgeon for additional practice revenue is a very common business  move in this practice environment. The assumption is often made (taking sort of the oft referenced  military philosophy in regards the practice coverage issue: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (your insurance carrier that is).  Plastic Surgeons (and other specialties for that matter) pay enough in premium right?, surely, as long as “I’m practicing within my specialty what does it matter where I do this”.  The fatal mistake here is that Plastic Surgeons end up forming many alliances in which they do not have an ownership position, they are asked to provide the obligatory Medical Director Services, asked to hang this extra risk on to their malpractice policy; thereby saving the Medispa owners the nominal premium that it would have cost to insure everyone and everything properly.  Non Ownership Alliance with MediSpa Recently a Plastic Surgeon asked us if he w ...
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    -- Caden Dahl

  5. Re: Functional Medicine Malpractice Insurance

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    -- Cynthia Shughrue

  6. Re: Visiting Residents/Intern/ Fellow (Hands On) Medical Malpractice Insurance

    I am a final year medical student planning to do a couple of electives in medical school in the US and...

    -- Varun

  7. Re: Medical Malpractice Insurance Benefits, expanding to outpatient facilities

    I like the idea of some of the cost returning to the normal discounted market after a few years of claims...

    -- Dave Anderson

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  9. Re: The Podiatrists Market Research Report states that demand for podiatrists will likely benefit from healthcare reform.

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