Jeff Smith

Ortho Preferred Success on the West Coast

Early success began for Ortho Preferred on the East Coast. Recently, however, Ortho-Preferred has developed inroads on the West Coast with orthopedists in California and Oregon seeing the benefits of this exclusive program to meet the medical malpractice needs of orthopedic surgeons. Ortho Preferred member benefits include: Highly competitive premiums, Free Risk Management with 6 …

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Norcal has AM Best Rating of A (excellent stable)

AM Best the insurance rating service has rated Norcal Mutual Insurance company “A” (excellent-stable).  This is the 28th consecutive year Norcal has maintained this excellent rating. Physician policyholders can rest assured Norcal continues to reflect the stability and strong operating performance we have all come to expect. We would be happy to review your current insurance …

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New Procedure? Check Your Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage First

A recent inquiry from an existing physician client highlighted the issue of obtaining medical malpractice coverage BEFORE introducing new procedures to your practice.  In this case, a physician client contacted our office to advise us of a new procedure he would be performing as a part of his existing pain management practice.  The client had …

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New Medispa Malpractice Insurance Now Available

Presidio Insurance is pleased to announce we have yet another medical malpractice insurance option for our medispa clients.  Effective immediately,  Medical Protective Insurance company will begin offering medical malpractice coverage options for qualified medispa facilities in the US.   For more information or to get a quote, please contact Presidio Insurance at (800)317-6411. Presidio is the leading liability …

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Accountable Care Organizations Lowering Risk and Rates

The California Medical Association defines an ACO as “a collection of physicians who join together to coordinate care, share clinical information and report on quality measures.”  A key part of healthcare reform, ACOs are intended to improve the quality of patient care.  In theory this improvement may translate to improved claims experience (e.g. fewer and less …

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NORCAL Mutual Announces DataShield™ — Free Coverage

Joining other medical malpractice insurers like The Doctors Company, NORCAL Mutual now offers a new, free coverage enhancement that will protect policyholders from information, computer and network risk. Effective Jan. 1, 2011, DataShield™ provides substantial protection from the growing risks associated with information technology and patients’ personal health information. It will be added to the …

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Intensivists Medical Malpractice Insurance Tips

Intensivists face a different coverage scenario and higher risk than traditional, office-based providers.  For intensivists it is not a mater of IF one will face litigation, but WHEN one will face litigation.  Therefore, it is vital to secure medical malpractice coverage from  top-rated insurance carriers willing and financially able to go the extra mile on claims defense. …

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Norcal Mutual Announces 2011 Dividend for California Insureds

Norcal declared a 2011 dividend, which will be returned to policyholders in the form of premium credits to eligible individual physicians, medical groups and healthcare facilities. The 2011 dividend equates to approximately 10 percent of eligible policyholders’ 2010 premiums. Norcal has advised us eligibility for the 2011 dividend will be based on the following: Policyholder …

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