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Healthcare reform’s impact on the MPL insurance industry

By Javier Sanabria

As Americans await the Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), many providers are moving forward with efforts to develop accountable care organizations (ACOs).  While not always well documented, this movement and other aspects of the PPACA raise questions for medical professional liability (MPL) insurers.

A new article by Derek Jones, “Medical Professional Liability: The Other Insurance Market Affected by Health Reform,” takes a comprehensive look at how ACOs and other reforms, such as the PPACA’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Act’s Section 10607, may affect MPL insurers.

For more perspective on ACOs, check out this video.

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