The American College of Cardiology Awards Exclusive Endorsement to The Doctors Company
New Partnership Brings Extensive Program Discounts to ACC Members
Napa, California—March 23, 2012—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, is pleased to announce that it is now exclusively endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as the preferred medical liability insurer for ACC members.
Qualifying ACC members who meet established requirements can receive liability premium savings of up to 15 percent through a 5 percent program discount, a 5 percent credit for maintaining board certification, and a 5 percent credit for participating in the PINNACLE Registry®. Some ACC members will also receive a claims-free credit based on their practice location.
“We are pleased that the ACC has exclusively endorsed The Doctors Company as its medical liability insurance carrier,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company. “As the nation’s leading insurer of cardiologists, we are proud to partner with this prestigious organization. The ACC’s PINNACLE Registry® and The Doctors Company’s patient safety initiatives are among the many important areas of mutual commitment we share to advance the practice of good medicine.”
As part of the endorsement, the ACC and The Doctors Company will work closely together through the ACC Board of Trustees Medical Professional Liability Insurance Working Group to identify and resolve critical issues in medical liability within cardiology.
“We are excited to bring this partnership, and all of its benefits, to our members,” said Jack Lewin, MD, CEO of the ACC. “The Doctors Company’s financial strength, unique coverage, unrivaled claims defense, and reputation for excellence are impressive and deservedly respected.”
The Doctors Company offers an unmatched combination of coverage features, aggressive claims handling, and educational resources. In addition, physicians insured with The Doctors Company are eligible for the Tribute® Plan, which rewards members for their loyalty to The Doctors Company and their commitment to the practice of good medicine. For more information, visit www.thedoctors.com/tribute.
About the ACC
The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation, and professionalism. The College is a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and practice managers and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards, and guidelines and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at www.cardiosource.org/ACC.
About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, with 71,000 members, $4 billion in assets, and an A rating from both A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.