Original Broacast Date: June 11, 2013
Duration: 60 minutes
The consolidation of the health care industry has led to more medical decisions being made by administrators instead of doctors. To that end, there’s been a recent spike in medical malpractice catastrophic losses since the onset of consolidation and health reform, which could lead to greater exposure for hospitals.
Reduced health care utilization, primarily as a condition of stubborn unemployment rates, and state-level reforms on malpractice litigation have contributed to buyer-friendly conditions in the medical professional liability market.
But those conditions are not expected to last. Medical malpractice coverage costs are expected to experience modest increases in the short term, driven upward primarily by the combination of continued consolidation among providers and projected increases in health care utilization.
Attend this on-demand webinar to hear an expert panel discuss how to navigate potential medical malpractice liability issues. This free one-hour webinar also will explore industry consolidation and the implications of health reform on medical malpractice insurers and health care providers.
Lisa Havens has been director of risk management and senior vice president, legal counsel at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas since 1999. Previously, she was a civil litigation trial attorney, primarily in the areas of medical malpractice and employment law. She received her juris doctorate degree from Baylor University School of Law and also has earned a master of science in nursing degree from the University of Texas. Ms. Havens is a certified professional in health care risk management. In 2011, Ms. Havens was named Business Insurance's Risk Manager of the Year®.
Barbara A. Sinclair
Barbara A. Sinclair is senior vice president and complex risks division leader for OneBeacon Professional Insurance in Farmington, Conn., where she manages the insurer's professional liability portfolio. Previously, she was assistant vice president and business leader at Darwin Professional Underwriters Inc.'s medical liability unit. Ms. Sinclair has held positions with insurance brokerage firms, such as Marsh Inc. and Aon P.L.C. and also is on the Professional Liability Underwriting Society's steering committee for the Hartford, Conn., chapter.
William J. McDonough
Mr. McDonough is a managing principal with Integro Insurance Brokers in Boston, serving clients across the United States primarily focusing on health care alternative risk financing vehicles, captive best practices and loss prevention consulting. He holds a doctoral degree in health policy from Northeastern University and a master in public health administration degree from Suffolk University. Mr. McDonough also is a fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Moderator Mike Tsikoudakis is associate editor of Business Insurance, based in Chicago, and a contributing editor of BusinessInsurance.com's Risk Management channel. Mike earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Denver, and holds a master of arts degree in writing from DePaul University in Chicago. He worked as part-time advertising sales assistant for Business Insurance magazine, promoted to full-time in 2007, and in 2009 became editorial assistant in Chicago. Mike was promoted to associate editor in November 2010.