11/27/2022: Due to a local power outage, the MPL Association’s phone system is currently offline. For email addresses, please see the Staff Directory.
Join us for the second of two exclusive online MPL Investment and Asset Management Thought Leader Forums.
The MPL Association’s Government Relations Department provides insights from the 2023 state legislative sessions across the country, including an analysis of the multiple states that took significant steps to address caps on damages.
Headwinds Continue for MPL Insurance Sector Despite Improvement in 2022
A recent sector report from the MPL Association found that in 2022, the MPL insurance market presented mixed results. While the industry’s combined ratio improved, posting its best results since 2017, the industry hasn’t generated an underwriting profit in nearly a decade.
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.
Six MPL insurance professionals discuss forging opportunities, leading with intention, and creating space for the next generation of female leaders in this empowering and insightful article.
By Amy Buttell
In defending medical professional liability claims, electronic health records are crucial for defense counsel, in-house counsel for hospitals, and risk managers for MPL insurance groups. This article, by Quandary Peak, sheds light on key factors and trends in the discovery of EHRs in MPL claims and offers approaches to navigating these complexities.
By Shahzad Ahmad
Join Baker Tilly’s insurance specialists for their annual year-end webinar, featuring some of the most talked-about industry topics from the year, including key updates on accounting, regulatory matters, and new tax developments.
Generative AI could turn customer interaction in medical professional liability organizations upside down. Learn about potential use cases for improving processes in the MPL insurance sector in the final part of IML Online’s three-part series focusing on generative AI.
The MPL Association Data Sharing Project has compiled 1,626 closed claims and lawsuits involving Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs) between 1985 and 2021. Notably, the number of claims for APCs has been rising steadily over five-year intervals. Learn more about average indemnity, resolution outcomes, and allegations in claims involving APCs in the latest DSP Highlight.
Amid the generative AI boom, the potential number of healthcare applications is staggering. Generative AI possesses the potential to improve medical diagnoses, increase healthcare quality, decrease repetitive tasks, optimize resources, and more. What is far from settled, however, is how AI will impact medical professional liability. Hear expert insights in this new article!
Hundreds of claims have been filed against nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Illinois courts, and the future of these cases is looking brighter after defendants secured recent victories in the circuit and appellate courts on the issue of immunity from negligence in COVID-19 actions. Learn more from the expert attorneys at HeplerBroom.
By Anne Oldenburg and Megan Janowiak
Part one of a three-part series: Generative AI, a subset of AI, creates challenges and opportunities for healthcare providers and insurers. Understand what it means for you and your organization.
When medical professionals take every possible care to prevent adverse events, this improves patient safety and mitigates liability risks. Read how stronger communication may have prevented this injury in a new closed claim study from The Doctors Company.
By Jacqueline Ross, PhD, RN, and Eric E. Cleckler, MSN, RN