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Surgery Center of Peoria
Sep 21, 2021
Arizona Court Decisions Affirm Two Medical Professional Liability Reform Laws

The Arizona courts made two decisions in August 2021 affirming the constitutionality of medical professional liability tort reforms that require expert testimony and preclude statements of apology by healthcare providers from being used as evidence of liability. In Sampson v. Surgery Center of Peoria, LLC, the Supreme Court of Arizona held that “a jury in […]

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Sep 13, 2021
New Survey Indicates Independent Medical Practices Fared Better Than Expected During COVID-19 Pandemic

Cunningham Group take: This is great news for the independent physician and those hospital-employed physicians that are interested in opening up their own medical practice. We are hearing the same type of positive feedback from our clients all over the country. We will be announcing a new intiative soon to help our clients’ practices grow […]

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Aug 6, 2021
Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Noneconomic Damage Cap for Medical Liability Verdicts

Our Take: Caps on noneconomic damages help limit the amount of megaverdicts that we’ve been seeing increase in regularity all over the country. Megaverdicts add an extra layer to how malpractice insurance companies and their underwriters determine how much a physician pays for malpractice insurance coverage. Megaverdicts typically are any verdicts that exceed $50 million […]

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Jul 13, 2021
Group Health Insurance

Group Health Insurance – Give Employees a Better Bonus Money can be a great motivator, but it only goes so far. Why not offer new and existing employees something that a raise or bonus can never give them? Peace of mind. Bonuses and bigger wages can do a lot to motivate employees, but the problem […]

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Jul 13, 2021
Disability Insurance for Doctors

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT WITH DISABILITY INSURANCE Disability insurance for doctors is a safety net product that Cunningham Group recommends every physician purchase. Because you and your family’s livelihood is attached to your acquired knowledge and the physical ability to apply that knowledge, the right disability insurance product is critical to safeguarding your future. More so […]

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Dec 3, 2020
Curi Announces Next Chief Executive, Retirement of Current CEO

Medical malpractice insurer Curi recently announced that Jason Sandner will take over as its next chief executive officer on July 1, 2021, when current CEO Dale Jenkins steps down after more than 25 years of service to the company. Sandner is currently the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Jenkins will continue to […]

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Nov 6, 2020
PRI Launches New Admitted MPL Insurer EmPRO in New York

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI) launched EmPRO Insurance Co., a new subsidiary insurer domiciled and authorized to write medical professional liability business in the State of New York, on September 15. Wholly-owned by PRI, EmPRO is administered by PRIMMA LLC, PRI’s attorney-in-fact. Current PRI insureds will be transitioned to EmPRO when their policies renew without any […]

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Sep 17, 2020
More Than Half of All Doctors Are Employed by Health Systems

Consolidation of physicians and hospitals into health systems increased substantially from 2016 to 2018, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and published in the August 2020 edition of Health Affairs. The study found that 51% of U.S. physicians were affiliated with health systems in 2018, compared […]

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Oregon
Aug 5, 2020
Oregon Supreme Court Strikes Down Noneconomic Damage Cap

The Oregon Supreme Court last month invalidated statutory limits on noneconomic damages for personal injury claims. The high court ruled that the cap enacted by the legislature in 1987 violates the legal remedy clause of the Oregon Constitution. The decision affirmed an appeals court’s reversal of a trial court ruling on an award for a […]

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