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Medical Liability Monitor Annual Survey of Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates Shows Medical Liability Insurance Market Remains Soft
Date:10/21/2009

tive purchasers of other insurance organizations in recent years."

In this year's Rate Survey, Medical Liability Monitor added questions regarding the potential impact of electronic medical records and "never event reporting" on the industry. While about a third of respondents agree that never event reporting is likely to increase the frequency of future claims, the majority had no opinion or were unaware of these issues. It is possible that--during a period where companies are focused on maintaining or growing top-line revenue--insurers are not searching out factors suggesting the need to raise pricing or issue declinations.

With one exception, each responding company felt that Congress would not enact tort reform as part of the current healthcare debate on Capitol Hill. About two-thirds responded to a question in regard to whether any healthcare reform would have an impact on the frequency or severity of claims. One independent respondent opined that it would decrease frequency or severity, while the remainder almost evenly indicated either an increase or no change.

Medical Liability Monitor is the only independent publication reporting exclusively on medical professional liability insurance, The monthly newsletter, founded in 1975, has conducted the annual rate survey since 1991. To order the rate survey or to subscribe, go to www.mlmonitor.com or call 312-944-7900.

Complete Rate Survey available to the press upon request

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