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 … [Read more...]

Norcal Mutual Advocates Early Reporting of Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims by Physicians

Norcal Mutual Advocates Early Reporting of Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims  Norcal Mutual Insurance Company recently stressed its position of early claim reporting by its medical malpractice insureds. “NORCAL Mutual continually stresses that there is no penalty for early reporting of … [Read more...]

“The Doctors Company” Lowering Premiums in California

Following the June 2008 acquisition of SCPIE, The Doctors Company is now 19,000 physicians strong in California.  Apparently, their position as a market leader in California has led to a recent decision to reduce rates by 10 to 30 percent for California physicians.  The request to reduce rates has … [Read more...]