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PRI Offers Weekly Virtual Peer Support to Sustain Medical Professionals During Pandemic Response

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), an admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced the expansion of its peer support program for the medical professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. PRI is hosting weekly virtual group sessions with a focus on self-care and stress management during the [...]

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Dramatic Turnaround at PRI Continues with $108 Million Surplus Improvement and Net Income of $95 Million

ROSLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the third largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced its 2019 financial results showing that the dramatic financial turnaround that began in 2017 is continuing without interruption. The impressive performance in 2019—including a $108 million improvement to surplus and net income of [...]

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Patient Influence and Visceral Bias

Our patients are individuals with a variety of personalities, needs, circumstances and situations that may influence our interactions with them and therefore can impact the clinical decisions we make. The influence of affective sources of error on decision making has been widely underestimated. Visceral arousal may put us at risk for making [...]

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PRI Alert Update on COVID-19

This information has been updated. Please visit the PRI COVID-19 Information and Resource Center for more up-to-date information.              

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PRI Alert – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This information has been updated. Please visit the PRI COVID-19 Information and Resource Center for more up-to-date information.

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The Corporate Turnaround of Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers at 2 Years

To turn around an insurance company —especially one with liabilities exceeding its assets by more than $300 million, large underwriting losses and deteriorating levels of premium — requires a plan. Executives at PRIMMA LLC, the current attorney-in-fact for Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), began implementing that plan two years ago when they [...]

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The Electronic Medical Record – A Patient Safety Tool

The implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has been challenging and has added complexity to the delivery of healthcare. Despite the challenges, there are benefits that many EHRs bring to the support of clinical decision making. In a national survey of doctors who use EHRs, 88% report that their systems produce clinical [...]

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PRI Interviews Dr. Jo Shapiro on the Impact of Physician Peer Support

“We're very social animals if you will. And feeling isolated is very stressful. So how to overcome that?  Well first of all just having anyone reach out to you and offer peer support right there you're having a peer say I've been there and you're not alone…”   Dr. Jo Shapiro is [...]

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How Does Physician Employment Compare with Private Practice Ownership?

Are employed physicians better off than independent doctors? According to a national survey comparing employed- with independent-physicians1, independent physicians are finding themselves better off.   The same study found that employed physicians have higher score on the Physician Misery Index. This index measures physicians level of agreement with key factors such [...]

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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (PRI), in partnership with Frier Levitt, presents “How to Respond to Document Requests, Audits, and Overpayment Demands” – Playback

  The playback for the June 25, 2019 webinar - How to Respond to Document Requests, Audits, and Overpayment Demands, is now available. Presented in partnership with Frier Levitt, a national healthcare law firm, this webinar provided valuable information for both physicians and practices on how to mitigate the risk of, and [...]

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