From the monthly archives: August 2014

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Hospital Medicine initiates in early 1990’s

In 1992 an innovative Internal Medicine Doctor in Fresno contacted The Doctors’ Insurance Agency to ask a simple question: “Just make my policy extend to cover more hours and possibly more doctors” Can you endorse my current TDC policy to include evenings and weekends in the hospital.  Since he was already paying full time for his conventional Primary Care policy, and since the work that he was going to be doing in the hospital was consistent with his regular field of training and education, there was nothing to be done to his policy.  We just noted the file, continued his policy and he increased his workload.   Eventually, the work in the hospital, the contractual  commitment that he made began to grow, to eclipse the work in his primary care practice. Creating a policy that can accommodate a changing roster. Still his policy was unchanged. As the hours and patients and referrals and expectations from the hospital grew,  all he had to do to staff his 7 day per ...
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Hospitalists Liability and Risk Management: The important job of understanding the malpractice insurance market

In an article in A. M. Bests’ magazine, the author says that insurance company representatives, agents and brokers have to perform three important functions: ·       Do the transaction in the markets (which can be a very delicate balance, working hard to push the underwriters to rate the risk competitively without incurring more than 100 % loss ratio, which is to say, almost as much paid out as collected in!) ·         provide service to clients (which sounds easy and trivial and intuitive, but not always, surprisingly executed by the agents and company representatives. We all get busy, and we don’t always understand what our clients want, why they want it and, why on earth they need those answers so soon! ·         offer high end, specific, consultative strategy and advice. Broker and Agent Business Advice about purchasing medical and healthcare liability ...
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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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