Mid-Level Provider Risk for Medical Malpractice
A recently published article in the August 21, 2015 The Standard, an insurance industry magazine, addresses areas of concern regarding medical malpractice claims for mid-level providers, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and certified nurse anesthetists.
According to Coverys, a Massachusetts Medical Professional Liability insurance company, risk for claims is ranked from highest to lowest related to the following:
Pro-active management steps such as these will help offset the risk associated with mid-level providers assuming much of the physicians’ functions.
Sourcenote: The Standard, August 21, 2015 issue, author Robert Hanscom, VP of Business Analytics at Coverys.
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