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Why Are New York’s OB-GYNs choosing PRI as Their Medical Malpractice Insurance Carrier?

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PRI has some of the lowest Obstetrics-Gynecology rates for an admitted malpractice insurance carrier in New York

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PRI is physician-owned and exclusive to New York

As a physician-owned professional liability insurance company exclusive to New York, PRI understands what it means to put the needs of New York OB-GYNs first.

Spend less time managing your policy and more time caring for your patients

PRI understands that the last thing a obstetrician/gynecologist needs to do is to spend valuable time with mundane administrative tasks which is why PRI has developed PRIConnect.

PRIConnect is a suite of web-based tools designed to ensure that our physicians can easily manage their malpractice insurance policy. With PRIConnect, physicians can easily receive quotes and apply for malpractice insurance, access their premiums and deductibles, view invoices, generate certificates of insurance, and much more.

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Successful claims defense

As a physician-owned company, PRI understands that protecting your reputation and interests are our number one priority. If you are ever involved in a malpractice suit, you can rest assured knowing that our claims specialists will work tirelessly to investigate and strategize on your behalf. At PRI, we will put together a team of top legal, claims, insurance, and medical experts, including leading experts in OB-GYN, to bring forth the strongest defense possible on your behalf. In the past 12 months, PRI has received defense verdicts in over 90%  of cases brought to trial. To learn more about our defense verdicts, click here.

Comprehensive risk management services

PRI’s risk management and legal team has decades of experience supporting and advising our physicians on how to best mitigate risk in their practice. PRI provides telephone and in office risk management consultations services for both small and large practices.

Access to award-winning education

PRI’s award winning CME and MOC education programs combine the very best risk management and patient safety content into easy to learn, memorable online courses. PRI courses are approved by the Medical Society of the State of New York and the New York State Department of Financial Services for the New York State medical malpractice insurance premium discount and excess malpractice insurance program.

Also:

  • Stay informed with PRI’s legal briefs
  • Find specialty-specific risk management content with PRI’s original articles, videos, and posts.
  • Stay current by following PRI’s social media feeds for the latest news, information, and original articles.
  • Keep up to date with the latest malpractice trends by attending PRI’s webinars.

Physician peer support

No obstetrician-gynecologist wants to have an adverse event or become involved in a malpractice lawsuit. Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely eliminate risk, no matter how competent a physician may be. At PRI, we have trained, knowledgeable, experienced physicians to provide support to you if the need arises. Our critical care peer-supporters are available to have a confidential call to discuss an adverse event, litigation, or any frustrations or challenges related to practicing medicine today.

PRI also has monthly group peer support meetings for physicians who wish to have a confidential discussion with a group of peers.

 

In Focus – Obstetrics and Gynecology Malpractice Claims

A significant challenge that obstetrician-gynecologists face in their career is a medical malpractice lawsuit.  ACOG reported on a total of 4,294 obstetricians and gynecologists who responded to their 2015 survey on medical malpractice issues:

74%                 Reported at least one claim during professional career

2.6                  The average number of claims per physician (1)

What were the two most common obstetric medical malpractice claims?

  • Neurologically impaired infant (27.4%)
  • Stillbirth or neonatal death (15%). (2)

What were the most common gynecological medical malpractice claims?

  • Major patient injury (27.9%)
  • Minor patient injury (23.4%)
  • Delay in or failure to diagnose” (21.5%). [“Of the “delay in or failure to diagnose” claims, the most frequent claims involved failure to diagnose cancer, with breast cancer being the most common type.”] (3)

When surveyed how the threat of litigation affected professional practice the responses were:

23.8%              OB-GYNs that decreased amount of high risk obstetrical patients for fear of claim

13.4%              OB-GYNs that stopped performing vaginal birth after cesarean delivery

19.7%              Decreased the number of gynecologic surgeries

7.7%                Stopped performing major gynecologic surgery (4)

Medpage Today published in July, 2018 “Severe Ob/Gyn Shortage Looming” with aging staff and the workload carried (based upon number of births) as contributors to the problem.  New York was not listed as an area of high or low shortage predicted. (5)

 

References

  1. 2015 ACOG Ob-Gyn Professional Liability Survey Results
  2. 2015 ACOG Ob-Gyn Professional Liability Survey Results
  3. 2015 ACOG Ob-Gyn Professional Liability Survey Results
  4. 2015 ACOG Ob-Gyn Professional Liability Survey Results
  5. MedPage Today, July 1, 2018

 

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