Posts tagged "Affordable Care Act"

Jun 20, 2017
PIAA 2017: Current Trends & Future Concerns

Amidst Healthcare Uncertainty, PIAA 2017 Medical Liability Conference Focused on Current Challenges, Future Concerns Hosted at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the backdrop of a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act stalled between the U.S. House and Senate, the 2017 PIAA Medical Liability Conference convened from May 17 […]

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Apr 4, 2017
Are Federal Caps on Noneconomic Damages Possible Under a Republican Government?

Federally capping noneconomic damages in medical malpractice verdicts has been the Holy Grail of medical professional liability tort reforms since the first medical malpractice insurance crisis in the 1970s. During that period, states like California passed noneconomic (pain-and-suffering) damage caps as part of more comprehensive medical liability tort reform packages. These caps offered the medical […]

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Mar 8, 2017
The GOP Plan to Reduce Frivolous Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Join us on the latest episode of Healthcare Matters as we speak with Representative Phil Roe (R-Tenn) and Representative Andy Barr (R-Ky) about the American Healthcare Reform Act of 2017 (HR 277), a bill they introduced to Congress in January. Their bill would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s signature healthcare […]

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Aug 23, 2016
The ACA and Economic Damages in Medmal Verdicts

The Affordable Care Act’s Potential to Subrogate Future Care Portion of Economic Damages in Medical Liability Verdicts By Michael Matray Editor of the Medical Liability Monitor While political partisans and healthcare pundits have been arguing over the constitutionality and/or practical effectiveness of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act since it was enacted six years […]

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Jul 5, 2016
Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Telemedicine

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 has had profound effects on healthcare in the United States, including on the practice and use of telemedicine. Join Healthcare Matters for the second part of our series, Physician Focus: Telemedicine, as we sit down with award-winning telemedicine-proponent Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM, to discuss the many implications the […]

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Jan 19, 2012
Physicians Down on Health Care Reform

A recent study by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that physicians think health reform will do little to reduce costs. The survey was sent to 16,500 physicians from the AMA’s Master File asking them to take the 30-minute online survey and provided an incentive. Three percent (500 physicians) completed the survey. The survey […]

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Mar 2, 2011
Obama's Push for Med Mal Reform

Side Note: In an effort to reform med mal in this country, President Obama’s budget includes $250 million in Justice Department grants to assist states in rewriting their med mal laws. Because med mal case outcomes can vary wildly from state-to-state, trying to establish some sort of standards and predictability across state lines is long […]

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Feb 3, 2011
Republicans Seek Details on Med Mal Reform

Side Note: Last week, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius faced a barrage of questions from Senate Republicans regarding medical malpractice reform during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing. The Republicans inquired about the lack of med mal reforms in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Disappointed by the fact that the ACA only addresses […]

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