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Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:00 a.m. ET
Join the MPL Association for an in-depth discussion on the proliferation of APPs and the impact of this trend on the future of MPL claims, defense, and loss mitigation. This webinar is FREE for
MPL Association members and affiliate partners.
While medical liability-related legislative activity has shifted heavily from the federal environment to the states, the same cannot be said for all regulatory activity. Thanks to the McCarran-Ferguson Act, states remain the dominant focus of regulatory matters affecting medical liability insurance.
The State of the MPL Market: Claim Severity Rises, Policy Price Increases Moderate
Every six months, the MPL Association’s Research and Analytics Department issues a report analyzing these metrics with valuable take-aways that offer industry stakeholders insights into the industry’s financial performance.
The MPL Association Data Sharing Project provides a closer look at healthcare specialties by average indemnity, percentage of claims closed with payment, and average defense costs.
Pollster Bill McInturff teases the subtleties of the 2024 electorate and election in advance of his presentation at the MPL Association Conference on May 9 in Washington, D.C.
By Amy Buttell
During the past two years, the Fellows Leadership Program participants have gained a valuable perspective on the MPL industry, deepened their connections with colleagues, and enhanced their understanding of the commonality of MPL issues around the globe.
Advanced analytics, including generative AI, are disrupting insurance underwriting. As new entrants promise to disrupt the traditional MPL market, how can established MPL insurers use new data and analytics to transform their business and achieve elusive profitability?
By Gene Boerger
The MPL Association’s new publication, “Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sector Report: 2023 Midyear Financial Performance,” examines three key financial metrics of the MPL insurance industry: losses, pricing, and written premium growth.
Physicians and patients alike find treatment decisions can become particularly difficult in end-of-life care. This article from the Canadian Medical Protective Association provides guidance to healthcare professionals and others during this challenging stage.
By The Canadian Medical Protective Association
The MPL Association Data Sharing Project has created a highlight focusing on the more than 4,700 closed claims and lawsuits involving family medicine and internal medicine doctors between 2017 and 2021. This includes indemnity payments, average defense expenses, and top allegations.
A study by The Doctors Company investigates high-dollar medical professional liability litigation and illustrates how reducing diagnostic errors is paramount to enhancing patient safety and mitigating loss costs.
By Jacqueline Ross, RN, PhD, and Kathrine Soulsby, RN, BSN
AM Best revised its outlook on the US medical professional liability insurance segment to stable from negative, citing several factors, which are outlined in this article from Medical Liability Monitor.
While MPL-related legislative activity has shifted heavily from the federal environment to the states, the same cannot be said for all regulatory activity. In this article, the Association’s Mike Stinson writes that more and more federal administrative decisions are having ramifications for those who seek to protect health professionals from liability claims.
By Michael C. Stinson
While most patients are extremely appreciative of the healthcare they receive, there are a few who express anger or hostility. Dr. Susan Hertzberg of Avant Mutual Group discusses strategies that can be implemented to reduce and manage instances of patient aggression.
By Dr. Susan Hertzberg
MPL insurers have a unique liability profile, setting them apart from the broader property and casualty industry. How have they adapted their investment profile in response to the evolving capital market landscape?
By Phil Lee and Eric Huang
Recent MPL verdicts and settlements have exposed the enormous financial risk that physicians and health systems incur when treating elite athletes. Read about UPMC’s attempt to develop an approach that strikes a fair balance between elite athletes and healthcare providers.
A recent study by Coverys offers potential areas of focus to increase patient engagement to assist providers and healthcare organizations to reduce the likelihood of a related claim and improve healthcare outcomes, patient compliance, self-efficacy, and return-on-investment.