Physician Tiering by Health Plans in Massachusetts
- Medical malpractice reform: A societal crisis or fear marketing? Rutsohn, Phil; Sikula, Andrew // Journal of Medical Marketing;Mar2007, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p169
This paper explores the primary issues surrounding the malpractice crisis currently facing the healthcare system and asks the question ï¿½is it truly a crisis or is it an effective marketing campaign waged by interested parties?ï¿½ The authors discuss the primary issues presented by both...
- Malpractice Liability Costs And The Practice Of Medicine In The Medicare Program. Baicker, Katherine; Fisher, Elliott S.; Chandra, Amitabh // Health Affairs;May/Jun2007, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p841
Mounting malpractice liability costs might affect physician practice patterns in many ways, such as increasing the use of diagnostic procedures while reducing major surgeries. This paper quantifies the association between malpractice liability costs and the use of physician services in Medicare....
- Bush Proposes Medical Tort Reform. Reske, Henry J. // ABA Journal;Jul91, Vol. 77 Issue 7, p20
Discusses the proposed tort reform legislation in the United States aimed at controlling medical costs. Proposed measures to achieve the goal; Limitations on pain-and-suffering awards in malpractice cases; Creation of an alternative-dispute-resolution systems.
- THE COSTS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;Mar2013, Vol. 117 Issue 3, p21
Statistics are presented on the costs of medical malpractice in the U.S. including the number of doctors who face malpractice claim every year, the average claim payout, and the average legal defense costs with payout.
- Health care costs: Separating fact from fiction. Cherundolo, John C. // Human Rights;
This article discusses research on health care costs in the U.S. as of 1993. A study of medical malpractice cases, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has found that settlements are indeed rare. Doctor's care was, in fact, substandard in most cases where patients won payment for...
- Medical Malpractice Payments Declining. // Renal & Urology News;Apr2010, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p18
The article presents a report from Public Citizen regarding the steady decline of medical malpractice litigation costs and are playing a smaller function in health care costs.
- Surcharge festers. Woods, Lynn // Westchester County Business Journal;3/17/2008, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p33
The article discusses the implementation of the proposed $50,000 insurance surcharge to be levied on physicians in New York. The cost of insurance has increased progressively, due to the rising premiums in the amount of individual awards for medical malpractice liability cases. Another reason is...
- Report blames NY government for state's medical malpractice crisis. Hillard, Paula J. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Apr2008, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p24
The article reveals the findings of a report released by the Public Citizen New York Public Interest Research Group and the Center for Medical Consumers regarding the cause of medical crisis being experienced in New York. It has been found that the crisis has not been due to skyrocketing medical...
- PRACACTITIONER'S CORNER: PHYSICIAN WORK/INVESTMENT AND DEFENSIVE MEDICINE IN A DECADE OF TORT REFORM. Williams, Jackson // Health Law & Policy;Spring2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p34
The article discusses issues related to implementing tort reform in the U.S. It is noted that tort law deals with reparations for injuries caused by medical negligence or malpractice. It is stated that defensive medicine mechanism is predominant in "tort reform" and decreasing liability could...