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The Doctors Company
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The nation’s largest provider of physician and surgeon medical malpractice insurance. Relentlessly defends, protects, and rewards the practice of good medicine.
The nation’s largest provider of physician and surgeon medical malpractice insurance. Relentlessly defends, protects, and rewards the practice of good medicine.

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When EHRs are a factor in a claim, study showed that user factors (such as data entry errors, copy-and-paste issues, alert fatigue, and EHR conversion issues) contributed to nearly 60%. For risk mitigation tips: https://hubs.ly/H0czdGg0
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In some plastic surgery malpractice claims, the physician is surprised to find out how much communication occurred between patient and staff without the physician's knowledge. Could this happen to you? https://hubs.ly/H0czdG30

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MACRA tip: Start now and report as many measures as possible to avoid a negative adjustment in 2020. Learn more tips that may help you succeed:

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Defining the core values for your medical practice may help your team remain focused when facing challenges like negative online reviews or revenue losses. Insights from Brandon Betancourt, practice administrator for Salud Pediatrics in Chicago and healthcare business management consultant:

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When communication and resolution programs (CRPs) are used, transparency can reduce a patient’s anger and the possibility of a medical liability claim. Read more about the benefits of CRPs. https://hubs.ly/H0czf2Y0
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“The Practice Risk INSIGHT Service gave us the opportunity to change everything. And we did." How one practice improved patient care, lessened risks, and improved doctor satisfaction: https://hubs.ly/H0czdDB0

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Physicians are great at taking care of patients, but what opportunities are there to investigate what communication elements need adjustment – or good behaviors need reinforcing? Read how the first hospital in New York, Mount Sinai Hospital, established a program designed specifically for the unique communication challenges of hospitalist, funded by The Doctors Company Foundation: https://hubs.ly/H0czd0W0
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Failure to act when presented with fetal heart rate tracings predictive of metabolic acidemia identified as malpractice risk in our study. Hear how Marcus Tower, MD, an obstetrician at the Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, made changes to address this risk: https://hubs.ly/H0cFsm30
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“We are very pleased to welcome the NYSSPS as a partner. We are strongly aligned with the society's focus on legislation and regulation. Through our national and state advocacy efforts, we defend existing reforms, prevent legislation that would undermine the defense of our members, and support measures that would limit liability exposure for physicians.”

-Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company
For more information: https://hubs.ly/H0cFslV0
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed our "A" (Strong) Insurer Financial Strength. Fitch stated that the ratings are based on The Doctors Company’s historically strong profitability and underwriting performance, sufficient loss reserve levels, and very strong statutory capital position. Fitch noted that The Doctors Company is one of the few primary medical professional liability companies positioned to offer products and capabilities that accommodate the trend of healthcare providers moving toward employment with hospitals and large medical groups. https://hubs.ly/H0cFsjZ0
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