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The MLMIC website hosts hundreds of free online resources for both policyholders and the broader medical community.  Now, all of those resources – including the MLMIC blog – are part of the MLMIC Insider, which can be accessed directly on MLMIC’s website.
MLMIC Healthcare Weekly

Specifically, the MLMIC Insider contains:
 
•    MLMIC Talk Studio – a video series on important and trending issues in professional liability, healthcare law and risk management.  The latest issue features a special Albany report on important pending legislation. 
•    The Scope: Medical Edition - published quarterly, this newsletter offers the latest health, legal, risk management, and insurance information. The 2nd Quarter, 2022 issue features a summary of healthcare-related legislation from the NY State Legislative Session. 
•    The Albany Report The latest edition of the Albany Report focuses on the conclusion of New York's Regular Legislative Session and provides a summary of the healthcare-related bills to follow.
•    Risk Management Checklists
•    Medical Malpractice FAQs
•    Nearly 600 blog posts – plus …
•    Details on events, webinars, CME and other important reminders-to-date.
 
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MLMIC's June 2022 Albany Report

MLMIC's June 2022 Albany Report covers the conclusion of the New York 2022 Regular Legislative Session,
highlighting three items of passed legislation and other important legislative issues.

1. Several liability-expanding bills heavily promoted by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA), including the Grieving Families Act;
2. Medical malpractice peer review and quality improvement programs for qualifying medical group practices; and
3. Medical liability reform legislation that would in the aggregate significantly reform New York’s one-sided civil justice system in the medical professional liability arena.

MLMIC's April 2022 Albany Report

The latest edition of the Albany Report looks at the final enacted 2022-2023 New York State budget, detailing four items of interest to our medical community and two that were in the Governor’s proposed budget but were ultimately rejected by the Legislature.

  • The Physician’s Excess Medical Malpractice Program, commonly known as the “Section 18 Program,” will continue with no modifications from prior years.
  • The budget includes a one-year extension of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent’s authority to “set and establish” primary and excess rates for physicians' and surgeons' medical professional liability insurance.
  • An appropriation of $52 million was included for the NYS Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF).
  • Reimbursement parity for telehealth has been established, mandating commercial health plans, including those in Medicaid, reimburse physicians and other healthcare providers for services delivered through telehealth on the same basis and at the same rate as services delivered in person.
  • The budget rejected the Governors proposition to place New York in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
  • Finally, the budget did not adopt the Governor’s proposal to lower New York’s current 9 percent judgment interest rate to the federal market rate, which would have helped reduce the excessively prohibitive costs of New York’s medical professional liability insurance system

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MLMIC's January 2022 Albany Report

The latest issue of the Albany Report covers the release of Governor Hochul’s $216 billion executive budget, focusing on six items of interest to the New York State healthcare provider community.

  • Modification of the Physician’s Excess Medical Malpractice Insurance Program, commonly known as the “Section 18 Program.”
  • Extending the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent’s authority to “set and establish” primary and excess rates for physicians’ and surgeons’ MPL insurance.
  • A proposed appropriation of $52 million for the NYS Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF).
  • Placing New York in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact — thereby allowing doctors and nurses to easily relocate to and practice in New York.
  • Establishing reimbursement parity for telehealth to incentivize greater use of telehealth in New York.
  • Lowering the judgment interest rate to the federal market rate in order to help reduce the excessively high costs of New York’s MPL system.

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MLMIC's June 2021 Albany Report

MLMIC's June 2021 Albany Report covers the conclusion of the New York 2021 Regular Legislative Session,
highlighting three items of passed legislation and other important legislative issues.

  • Imposing pre-judgment interest on a defendant when the plaintiff loses their motion for summary judgment.
  • Amending the current required disclosure of insurance policies in litigation discovery.
  • Expanding the current hearsay exception for employees’ statements against their employers’ interests.
  • Continued advocacy for a proposal on medical malpractice peer review and quality improvement programs for qualifying medical group practices.

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MLMIC's April 2021 Albany Report

MLMIC's April 2021 Albany Report tackles recent New York State political developments and details four key items of interest to the medical professional liability insurance market from the recently enacted New York State 2021-22 budget.

  • Continuation of the Physicians' Excess Medical Malpractice Program (commonly known as the “Section 18 Program”).
  • Extension of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent’s authority to set and establish primary and excess rates for physicians’ and surgeons’ medical professional liability insurance.
  • NYS Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF) appropriation.
  • Modifications to the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) due process protections for physicians faced with a complaint filed at the OPMC.
  • A significant increase from Governor Cuomo’s proposed $193 billion executive budget.

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MLMIC's February 2021 Albany Report

MLMIC has recently released its February 2021 Albany Report which breaks down items of interest from Governor Cuomo's 2021-22 NYS Proposed Executive Budget and highlights some potential political considerations.

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Information and Links for connecting with MLMIC

  • MLMIC’s COVID-19 Legislative Dashboard – provides information on important state and federal statutory/regulatory changes, including dates, sources/titles and explanations (updated 12/16/20)  
  • MLMIC website, offers direct support, vaccine resources, FAQ’s and
    much more …   
  • MLMIC Blog
  • The Scope: Medical Edition is a new publication published quarterly offering the latest health, legal, risk management, and insurance information        
  • Healthcare Weekly:  timely industry news (if not already subscribed, please let me know)
  • Twitter:  Updates and industry news from MLMIC
  • LinkedIn

 Also, for those insureds who face challenges to their practice due to COVID-19, MLMIC continues to offer the following:

  • MLMIC’s toll free 24/7 Legal Hotline – (855) FAKS-LAW (1-855-325-7529) can help address many questions or concerns that may arise.
  • Our staff remains directly available via phone (800) ASK-MLMIC (1-800-275-6564) and every effort will be made to handle inquiries and answer questions regarding claims, coverages and policies on an immediate basis.

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The scope:  Medical Edition

MLMIC's 4th Quarter 2020 issue contains several articles, including:

  • Managing Your Social Media Presence
  • CASE STUDY – Improper Medication Management in Psychiatric Treatment
  • MLMIC’s Online Portal Access for Policyholders and Their Authorized Representatives
  • The Joint Commission Issues Telehealth Strategies

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