Apology Laws Aren’t Helping Cut Malpractice Suits

Laws designed to reduce malpractice lawsuits by protecting doctors who apologize to patients for bad outcomes don’t work as well as we might believe.

Borrowing from Elton John, “sorry seems to be the hardest word.” If you’re a medical professional, saying you’re sorry also might not help you avoid getting sued for malpractice. According to a recent Vanderbilt University analysis of insurance data, laws designed to reduce malpractice lawsuits by protecting doctors who apologize to patients for bad outcomes… Read more »

Video: Cyber Insurance Can Help Heal Hacked Healthcare Operations

Healthcare operations including hospitals, pharmaceutical operations and medical insurance firms, are becoming more frequent targets for cyber attackers.

Healthcare operations, including hospitals, pharmaceutical operations and medical insurance firms, are becoming more frequent targets for cyber attackers. The value of medical records on the darknet is higher than that of passwords and credit cards. Here’s how a cyber insurance policy can help: Visit our blog to get the latest insights from CCIG: Click here.

Average Healthcare Cyberattack Recovery Cost: $1.4 Million

It's critical that healthcare organizations incorporate better cybersecurity into their business plans, including protecting themselves with a cyber policy.

What a difference a year makes, and when it comes to cybersecurity, we don’t mean in a good way. Consider some of the findings of a newly released survey: The recovery costs attributable to a cyberattack increased a staggering 52% to $1.1 million between 2017 and 2018. It’s even higher in healthcare, climbing to $1.4… Read more »

Ready to Get the Kids Back to School? Don’t Forget their Vaccinations

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As parents prepare to send their children back to school, there’s a lot to remember and little time to get everything done. One item you don’t want to put off are the vaccinations your children need. Health care providers are typically overcome by appointment requests from parents who wait until the last minute to get… Read more »

How Will a CVS-Aetna Merger Serve Consumers?

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Aetna and Humana couldn’t pull it off. Cigna and Anthem had to nix theirs. Walgreens and Rite Aid did, too. We’re talking about mergers, of course, something that these companies all discovered doesn’t happen easily in the healthcare sector. Never a fan of monopolies, the Department of Justice typically will push back against mergers that… Read more »

Video: Ways to Control Your Healthcare Costs

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CCIG Employee Benefits Insurance Advisor Amy Grienke talks about rising healthcare costs and offers advice on how to control them. Read: 10 Ways to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs