Medical Malpractice News

1Apr, 2016

Don’t Get April Fooled When It Comes to Medical Malpractice Insurance

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Today is the day: April 1st, April Fool’s Day. The day when all of your obnoxious friends and coworkers have what society has deemed to be a sufficient excuse for their obnoxious behavior. Or is that too cynical? Maybe we should say today is the day when you get to pull off the prank you’ve had in mind for six months but it always seemed a bit over the top. Or maybe today is the day you get to pull one over on your partner and really throw him for a […]
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15Dec, 2014

Medical Malpractice 2014 – Our Year End Review

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It’s been a busy and exciting year for us here at eQuoteMD! As we come upon the holidays and the end of the year, we thought we’d review and remind you of some of the stories and articles we’ve published in 2014, and some of the themes that have been popular with our readers. In the spring we did a five part series on defensive medicine and some of the various reform measures that have been proposed, and in some cases implemented, to limit it. Defensive medicine is a result of a […]
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15Sep, 2014

TEDMED 2014

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As I’m typing this, TEDMED 2014 is wrapping up. Most of us are familiar with TED, if nothing else via the occasional TED Talk that goes viral on social media. But building on TED’s tagline, “ideas worth spreading,” TEDMED describes itself as “a global community dedicated to unlocking imagination in service of health and medicine. Our goal is to seed the innovations of today, making possible the breakthroughs of tomorrow…for a healthier, more vibrant humanity.” And while TEDMED exists year round as an online community, the annual conference is what they […]
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1Aug, 2014

Can “Meaningful Use” Improve the Quality of Healthcare?

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It’s no secret that Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other developed nation in the world.  But does spending more money equate to higher quality healthcare?  According to a recent publication by the Commonwealth Fund, it does not.  In fact the report, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, ranks the U.S. dead last, number 11 out of 11 countries studied, including Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.  The criteria included the cost, safety, and quality of healthcare as well […]
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18Jul, 2014

New Insurance Requirements for Arizona Docs

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In October 2013, the Arizona legislature passed a measure that changes insurance requirements for many doctors in Arizona. Under this new provision, doctors contracted with the state Medicaid system are now required to carry sexual abuse and molestation insurance coverage. eQuoteMD caught up with an expert in the field of Arizona medical professional liability insurance to find out more about the rule change. Sean Mintz of Centurion Medical Liability Services filled us in on the details:
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