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- AROUND THE STATES. // Insurance Advocate;2/28/2005, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p13
This article presents news briefs related to the U.S. insurance industry. A bill that would "beef up" Indiana's insurance-fraud law has garnered the support of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Cos. The bill was passed by the House and is now...
- House clears medical liability reform bill. // AHA News;8/8/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 16, p1
Reports on the HEALTH Act, a bill on medical liability, passed by the U.S. House of Congress in 2005. Amount of cap on pain and suffering in medical liability cases, which the bill would set; Cost of payment of damages; Views of American Hospital Association senior associate director and...
- Credentialing: Can hospital be liable for docs? Goldberg, David J. // Dermatology Times;Jun2005, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p6
The article discusses procedural credentialing of doctors. An increasing number of physicians are looking for some way to credential their procedures. Task forces from the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine...
- On Malpractice Reform and Patient Safety. Quinn, Bill // njbiz;4/26/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 17, p19
Interviews Michael Kornett, executive director of the New Jersey Medical Society, on the medical malpractice reform. Information on the medical reform law; Patient safety category formed by the society; Effects of the law on hospitals that require reporting of medical errors to state authorities.
- Prop 12 decides health of med profession. Squires, Laura // Fort Worth Business Press;9/12/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 35, p1
Provides information on Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment that protects insurance capital under a tort reform measure governing medical malpractice in Texas. Efforts of the Yes on 12 organization to advocate the passage of the amendment into law; Criticisms of the amendment; Concerns...
- States act on professional liability insurance problems. Baisden, Harry // AHA News;3/25/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p8
Reports on problems associated with professional liability insurance in U.S. hospitals and health care providers. Actions taken by state governments; Results of a survey on malpractice insurance premiums; Information on the Nevada Essential Insurance Association.
- The Malpractice Crisis. Jacobs, Walter Harvey // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1985, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p1020
Comments on the impact of the malpractice crisis on gastroenterelogists. Approach to the professional liability crisis recommended by the American Medical Association; Examples of the magnitude of the problem.
- medical students oppose caps on noneconomic damages. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jul2003, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p21
Reports that the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has denounced caps on noneconomic damages as the solution to insurance costs and medical malpractice reform. Policy established by the group on caps; Comments from AMSA president Eric Hodgson on the issue.
- Healthcare Intermediaries. Stein, Alex // Regulation;Winter2006, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p20
The article describes the various factors that affect the quality of medical care in the U.S. under the medical care organization (MCO) framework. It singles out a serious economic anomaly that the law of medical malpractice aggravates instead of rectifying. It suggests that the anomaly is the...