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May 20, 2020
A Guide to Reopening Your Medical Practice During COVID-19

The Doctors Company has put together a checklist for reopening your practice during COVID-19. You can download it here: As officials relax some COVID-19 restrictions and you begin to reopen your practice, be mindful that transitions may occur in phases. If there is a resurgence of the virus, you will need to reassess the process […]

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May 8, 2020
Is the Federal Government Doing Enough to Support the Independent Medical Practice During the COVID-19 Crisis?

America’s independent physician practices face unprecedented, devastating financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reporting, on average, a 55 percent decrease in revenue, and a 60 percent decrease in patient volume, since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. “New MGMA data show that 97 percent of medical group practices have experienced a negative financial impact […]

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Apr 13, 2020
Telemedicine Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice: This guide includes the necessary resources to quickly increase the telemedicine side of your business. Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet: A good explanation of how expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth services has made it possible for doctors to increase their telemedicine services. This is a significant change […]

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Mar 28, 2020
Malpractice Insurance Coverage during Covid-19 Pandemic

Please use the Medical Malpractice Insurance Company list below to find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Coverage Information. We are committed to ensuring all healthcare professionals have the necessary information regarding how each medical malpractice insurance company will be handling coverage and claims during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please contact us with any questions related to your […]

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Mar 26, 2020
The Doctors Company: COVID-19 FAQ

Last updated 3/26/2020 We know how busy everyone is during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we want you to know that we are making all information available to our clients as soon as we receive it. Please bookmark or periodically check this page to receive any updated information regarding how The Doctors Company is handling this […]

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New York State
Feb 12, 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes New Physician Oversight Rules

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month announced a proposal for strengthening the oversight of physicians and other medical professionals to better protect patients as part of his State of the State agenda. Cuomo proposed a comprehensive set of reforms to ensure that the Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct has adequate and […]

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Jan 7, 2020
Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Insurance Broker When Seeking Medical Director Insurance?

I recently had a lengthy discussion with a general surgeon from New Jersey, who was offered a medical directorship at a surgical center in Manhattan, N.Y. He explained that the surgical center would not provide his medical malpractice insurance and, therefore, would need to secure his own coverage. When he called his current insurer, they […]

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Dec 16, 2019
Is New Mexico’s Compensatory Damage Cap the Next to Fall?

Arguments in favor of and against New Mexico’s medical malpractice compensatory damage cap were made last month, and now the question as to whether it is constitutional rests in the hands of five justices on the state’s Supreme Court. The compensatory cap limits economic and noneconomic damages, but not medical costs or punitive damages, to […]

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Dec 9, 2019
How I Found Medical Malpractice Insurance Coverage for a California Psychiatrist with His License in Probationary Status

Dr. Samuel Smith, a psychiatrist in California, contacted me on a recent Monday in a bit of a rush. He was joining a new medical group the following week and they were trying to add him to their group’s medical malpractice insurance policy with their standard carrier. However, the medical malpractice carrier denied him coverage […]

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