Physicians in this region pay the highest malpractice premiums

The Northeast has the highest malpractice premiums in the country, according to Medical Economics' "2022 Physician Report" released June 16. 

Data for the report was collected from physicians in the first quarter of 2022. Specialties surveyed included ophthalmology, cardiology, family medicine, internal medicine, dermatology and urology.

Here's the 2021 annual premium amounts by geographic region: 

Northeast: $12,300 

South: $7,500

Midwest: $10,400

West: $8,200

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