Medical Malpractice Insurance â€” Nurse Practitioners
What do Nurse Practitioners need to know about medical malpractice insurance?
Because Nurse Practitioners (NPs) practice across such a wide variety of settings and specialties, and because states vary in their rules and regulations for NPs, it is important that our insurance agents take the time to get to know your unique practice and employment situation. This way, our agents can find you the most appropriate policy to ensure that you are covered adequately. We do this by working with all of the major medical malpractice insurance carriers in your state. And, by having relationships with so many carriers, we can also get you the best price.
Also, be sure to ask your insurance agent if you qualify for any professional discounts. You may qualify for a discount if you are â€śnew to practice,â€ť have not had a recent claim and/or are willing to complete an online risk management course with your carrier.
Cunningham Group has helped thousands of nurse practitioners. Contact us today to discuss your liability coverage. Weâ€™d be happy to get you a quote and answer any questions you may have about medical malpractice insurance or our company.
More about Nurse Practitioners
Since the recent development of Nurse Practitioners field in the 1960s, NPs have filled very important roles in todayâ€™s healthcare system. In addition to serving as high-level team members in medical practices and healthcare settings, many NPs now serve as primary caregivers for many Americans due to a shortage of primary care physicians. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Americans make more than 916 million visits to NPs each year. And the future for NPs is expected to flourish. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Nurse Practitioners is expected to continue to grow during the next several years. As of 2014, there are more than 192,000 NPs practicing, according to the AANP.
This write-up on NP’s was put together by Michael Matray, the Editor of the Medical Liability Monitor