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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.