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December 28, 2020, Integrated Healthcare Executive
Reducing Cardiology Malpractice Claims, Lawsuits in Health Practices
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer for The Doctors Company and for the TDC Group of companies (TDC Group), and John Preston Erwin III, MD, FACC, cardiologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem and participant in our ACC MPL Insurance Working Group, are featured in this article, where they discuss the findings in our recent Cardiology Closed Claims Study. Dr. Erwin contributed to and reviewed the study; he also provided recommendations on preventing adverse events that may lead to claims.

December 14, 2020, FierceHealthcare
7 Predictions for What Lies Ahead for Health Tech in 2021
Robert E. White Jr., executive vice president of The Doctors Company medical professional liability, is among experts quoted in this article on how the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital health and virtual care and whether we will see COVID-19 medical malpractice claims in 2021.

November 26, 2020, KevinMD
Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, and the Future of Pandemics
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, explains the value of artificial intelligence during the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential to mitigate future healthcare crises.

November 17, 2020, Renal & Urology News
Prepare for the End of Pandemic Telehealth Waivers
Chad Anguilm, vice president of in-practice technology services with Medical Advantage, a part of the TDC Group, is among experts interviewed on preparing for the end of pandemic telehealth waivers.

November 04, 2020, KevinMD
Interstate Licensure of Telehealth Can Fuel Medical Malpractice Growth
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, Remi Stone, JD, regional director of government relations of The Doctors Company, and Chad Anguilm, vice president of Medical Advantage, offer their expert insight on interstate licensure for telehealth.

October 20, 2020, Business Insurance
Convergence of Coronavirus, Flu Could Boost Med Mal Claims
Robert E. White Jr., executive vice president of The Doctors Company Medical Professional Liability, and Susan Shepard, senior director of patient safety education of The Doctors Company, are among experts quoted in this article who discuss how the convergence of COVID-19 and the flu may cause an increase in medical malpractice claims.

October 08, 2020, The Podcast by KevinMD
How to Minimize Virtual Medicine Liability Risk
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of TDC Group, is featured on The Podcast by KevinMD, discussing how to minimize virtual liability risk when practicing telehealth.

October 01, 2020, Medical Economics
What’s Happening with Cost and Claims in the Wake of COVID-19
Robert E. White Jr., executive vice president of The Doctors Company Medical Professional Liability, is prominently featured in this article and offers his insight on the pandemic’s potential impact on the market.

September 30, 2020, Medical Economics
Reducing Risks with Multilingual Patients
Susan Shepard, senior director of patient safety staff education for The Doctors Company, discusses how doctors need procedures for communicating with patients whose first language is not English in order to avoid adverse events.

September 04, 2020, MedPage Today
Data Security: Telehealth's Achilles Heel?
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of TDC Group, and Rachel Patrizzo, vice president of cyber security underwriting for TDC Specialty Underwriters, are among experts quoted in this article who offer insight on the cybersecurity risks associated with telemedicine.

September 01, 2020, Medscape
3 Malpractice Risks of Video Visits
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of TDC Group, and Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, are among experts quoted in this article who offer insight on the top malpractice risks associated with telemedicine.

August 24, 2020, MedPage Today
Telehealth Malpractice; No Other Options; Revenue Stop-Gap
Our telehealth white paper, "Your Patient Is Logging on Now: The Risks and Benefits of Telehealth in the Future of Healthcare," is featured in this "MedPage Today" article and shares insights on the hidden risks of telehealth.

August 16, 2020, MedPage Today
During COVID, We Need Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, explains the need for innovation and leadership during COVID-19 as the healthcare landscape continues to morph.

July 08, 2020, Medscape
6 Snags Docs Hit When Seeing Patients Again
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, is among experts quoted in this article. Kerin notes how the importance of staff training and comprehensive documentation can minimize risk when practicing during COVID-19.

July 07, 2020, Medical Economics
Managing a Medical Practice in the COVID-19 World
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, is a featured expert in this video interview where she discusses her expertise on how to best reopen and manage a practice during the COVID-19 era.

May 27, 2020, Bloomberg Law
Reopening Doctors’ Offices Costs Billions to Keep Patients Safe
Kerin Torpey Bashaw, MPH, RN, senior vice president of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company, is among experts quoted in this article. Bashaw provides insight on the challenges of reopening a medical office in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 29, 2020, Medscape
COVID-19: Malpractice Risks When Treating Patients
Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, is among experts quoted in this article. Rich discusses our coverage in the event a member was sued over treatment of a COVID-19 patient and notes we are “a frontline resource” during the pandemic. Additionally, the article cites data from Mindy Rogers, vice president of underwriting operations at The Doctors Company, on the uptick the company has experienced in calls from members.

April 18, 2020, KevinMD
7 tips for telehealth during COVID-19
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, chief medical officer of The Doctors Company Group, shares his top recommendations for medical practices providing telehealth care, including maintaining privacy, distinguishing between new and established patients, and acknowledging when telehealth is not appropriate.

March 09, 2020, Medscape
Should You Screen for and Turn Away Patients Who Might Sue?
Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, is among experts quoted in this article. Rich lends his unique legal perspective to the article by making suggestions to physicians such as posting a disclaimer on their websites stating that an individual who is seeking care with the practice is not considered a patient until the person has been advised in writing that the individual has been accepted.

February 21, 2020, Physicians Practice
Behind the Rise in Large Outlier Medical Malpractice Verdicts
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and chief executive officer of The Doctors Company, discusses how the trend of increasing severity threatens the viability of smaller medical malpractice insurers and portends medical malpractice rate increases, while adding to burgeoning healthcare costs.

February 18, 2020, Medical Economics
What to Do if You Are Sued for Malpractice
Rich Cahill, vice president and associate general counsel at The Doctors Company, is among three experts to offer advice to physicians in the event they are sued for medical malpractice.

February 01, 2020, Medical Economics
The ABCs of Malpractice Insurance
In this article, Patricia Lawrence, assistant vice president of business development at The Doctors Company, provides expertise on the differences between occurrence and claims-made malpractice insurance policies.