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PPACA-Related Malpractice Considerations: 5 Key Areas

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In a Physicians Practice report, Jeffrey D. Brunken, president and chairman of the board of The MGIS Companies, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and malpractice as well as lays out areas that physicians, risk managers and the insurance industry should look into.
Here are the five PPACA-related malpractice considerations:

1. Implications of clinical standards.
2. Claims based on miscommunication.
3. Claims based on the misconduct of others.
4. Increasing patient caseloads that may tax already over-burdened doctors.
5. Changing physician demographics and medical errors based on the changes.

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