Medical Liability Reform Update for Physicians

There have been several updates for medical liability reform at the state level which will have a positive impact on physicians going forward, according to an American Medical News report.

Heading into 2014, six states introduced the AMA model bill — the Standard of Care Protection Act — and Georgia adopted it last year. The act limits exposure based on Affordable Care Act or CMS quality standards or practice guidelines.

There are also apology inadmissibility bills moving forward in a few states and Pennsylvania passed the bill last year.

The AMA is also defending previously enacted reform, including a challenge against California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act that would weaken protections and increase non-economic damages in medical liability cases, according to the report.

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