How Litigation Drives Up Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs are typically higher in the U.S. than in other countries for the same procedure, and there a quite a few reasons why. Some look to the private sector for solutions, while others think that if health insurance were mandatory and everyone pitched in, costs could be brought … [Read more...]

Why Your Tattoo Removal Clinic Needs Malpractice Insurance

Tattoo removal is most commonly done using specialized lasers that fade away the inked pigments of the skin. The treatment is typically performed by licensed technicians, and requires multiple sessions over a matter of weeks or months to remove. Interestingly, the color of tattoo ink is a major … [Read more...]

Guess Who is Responsible for Over One Third of Malpractice Payments?

The New England Journal of Medicine released the results of their fifteen-year study on Jan. 28 using claims data from the National Practitioner Data Bank. Over 60,000 claims were reviewed for cause, payment amount, and named physician demographics. … [Read more...]

Addressing Discrimination Charges

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently published their annual report of the most prevalent workplace discrimination charges. Of the top ten charges, Retaliation tops 2015’s list at just under 40,000 cases. The EEOC reported that it had resolved over 92,000 cases in the … [Read more...]

New NORCAL Mutual Insurance Program

  Choice Health Associates, composed of independent doctors and practices throughout Southern California, has partnered with Presidio Insurance to bring a variety of events and resources to its dedicated members. Here at Presidio, we’re proud of all we’ve been able to provide, and now, we’re … [Read more...]

NEWS: Medscape Malpractice Report 2015 Released

Every year, Medscape sends out a survey to gauge how physicians and healthcare specialists regard their malpractice suits: how likely they feel that they will have a claim, what specialties and demographics get sued the most, and even how defendants feel about plaintiff lawyers. With over 4000 … [Read more...]

Presidio Profiles: Kerri Flores

Kerri is the newest addition to the team, and she's ecstatic to be a part of Presidio. She's going through her paces now, but she'll soon be handling many of our clients' renewals. Additionally, she'll be assisting our account executives with managing client relationships, as well as helping out … [Read more...]

Medical Board Investigations

From Anesthesiology to Urology, there are medical boards for just about every specialty available here in the United States, and they often do a great deal of good for the industry, including lobbying for positive legislative reforms, and providing conferences to display new breakthroughs. … [Read more...]

The Future of Telemedicine

Telemedicine use is expanding at an incredible rate, but with that rapid expansion comes some growing pains. More specifically, covering telemedicine from a medical malpractice perspective will require adherence to new standards; Underwriters need to assess how medical care is being administered, on … [Read more...]

RRG’s & Insurance Carriers

A Risk Retention Group (RRG) is an owner-controlled insurance association authorized by the Federal Government that, in essence, writes their own liability insurance. They are typically established during periods of time where malpractice insurance company premiums tend to be consistently high … [Read more...]