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Riordan-Eva Receives Award
Excellence in Honor of Peter Sweetland
Dr. Paul Riordan-Eva will receive the 2023 MPL Association Award of Excellence in Honor of Peter Sweetland at our Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Hear insights and observations from experts on the medical professional liability industry’s 2022 financial performance and what to watch for in the sector in 2023. CE credits are available.
The MPL Association recently conducted its biannual government relations survey to assess what members want as the Association develops advocacy plans. Learn more!
Existing at the intersection of medicine, law, business, and public policy, the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) industry is experiencing negative impacts associated with several trends
By Amy Buttell
The MPL Association Data Sharing Project recorded the closure of approximately 22,000 paid claims from 2011 to 2020, resulting in approximately $8 billion paid in indemnity and $4 billion spent on defense expenses.
For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated an already alarming trend—a shortage of physicians in primary and specialty care. Research reveals that the situation isn’t likely to improve anytime soon.
By Amy Buttell
Quarterly Closed Claims Study from The Doctors Company with David L. Feldman, MD, Chief Medical Officer
By David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, Jacqueline Ross, PhD, RN, and Shelise Valentine, RNC, MSN
Taking advantage of yield opportunities while they last: SLC Management’s 2023 insurance outlook
Preventing delayed diagnoses of cancer continues to be a challenge. To illustrate, this case highlights the lack of systems to close the loop on abnormal test results.
By Pat Folcarelli RN, MA, PhD, and Luke Sato, MD
A business strategist and expert on digital transformation, leadership, and business reinvention, John Rossman is a former Amazon executive responsible for launching and scaling Amazon’s merchant integration team.
The hospital professional liability (HPL) market is facing a confluence of issues that are impacting rates right now, including tail, social and economic inflation, and consequent reserving challenges.
By Matt McCullaugh and Jamie Millane
In the months following an election many things can, and usually do, change. In recent years, nearly every federal election has resulted in a change in which party controls either the White House or at least one chamber of Congress.
By Michael C. Stinson
Despite uncertainties regarding monetary policy and a potential recession, assessing valuations across the bond universe at the start of the year has yielded some interesting fundamentally-driven ideas for 2023, despite the recent bouts of volatility.
In an era of rising staffing shortages, patient safety is at risk. Workforce shortages, especially in the areas of nursing and nursing support, lead to potential risks including unsafe patient care conditions, delay of vital procedures, and staff unfamiliarity with high-risk processes.
By Shannon Davila and Patricia Giuffrida
This article highlights four recent developments regarding criminal proceedings against healthcare providers and discusses several ways to address the risk of exposure, while acknowledging the lack of guidance around the issues emerging from these cases.
By Sara Brundage and Jenna Simon
The macro-economic outlook for the U.S. continues to be heavily influenced by the outlook for inflation. After peaking at a 40-year high of 9.1% year-over-year last June, the headline Consumer Price Index has steadily fallen and ended 2022 up 6.5% year-over-year.
By Marco Bravo
Mandy Anderson Reflects on a 23-year Australian Medical Professional Liability Career.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) projects 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,820 cancer deaths to occur in the United States in 2023. Incidence trends are less favorable for women than men, with breast cancer and endometrial cancer on the rise for women, and prostate cancer for men.
In an environment where cyberbreaches just keep happening, the two 2022 cyberbreaches at LastPass, one of the leading password security storage providers, shouldn’t be a surprise.
By Chris Willis