Tag Archives: Richard Anderson

Are Malpractice Claims Fading? (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 6 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson if further tort reform is necessary, given that the medical malpractice insurance industry is experiencing a drop in claims and medical malpractice insurance rates continue to fall, creating what is essentially the longest softest market in history.

What Shapes Malpractice Coverage?

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 5 of the series, we discuss with Dr. Anderson the most effective provisions of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) and how MICRA has shaped the medical malpractice insurance climate in California since 1975.

Medical Malpractice Disputes (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 4 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson to share his impressions of alternative dispute resolution systems, ranging from mediation and arbitration, to specialized health courts staffed by independent panels of medical experts, to “safe harbor” systems, in which physicians who showed they followed best practices would be immune from litigation.

Risks of Malpractice Claims (Video)

Healthcare Matters sits down with Dr. Richard Anderson, chairman and CEO of the Doctors Company. In Part 3 of the series, we ask Dr. Anderson about the 2015 BMJ study: Physician spending and subsequent risk of malpractice claims: observational study. What did he find interesting about the results, and did he have any issues with the way the study was conducted?