New Partnership Brings Exclusive Program Discounts to SHM Members
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, is pleased to announce that it has received the exclusive endorsement from the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) as the preferred medical liability insurer for its physician members.
Qualifying SHM members who meet established requirements can receive liability premium savings through a 5 percent program discount and an additional 2.5 percent enhanced claims-free credit.
“For The Doctors Company, the SHM endorsement represents a unique partnership,” said Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, chairman and CEO of The Doctors Company. “We share a commitment to advance the practice of good medicine. Hospitalists, in many ways, shape the future of medicine. As the health care delivery system undergoes historic transformation, hospitalist specialties and SHM are important agents of change.”
Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in health care history; SHM is the largest association of hospitalists, with more than 10,000 members.
“We are excited to bring this exclusive benefit to our members,” said Laurence Wellikson, MD, FHM, SHM chief executive officer. “This partnership helps meet the unique needs of hospitalists and reflects our confidence in The Doctors Company and its portfolio of medical liability coverage, protection, and benefits.”
The Doctors Company offers an unmatched combination of coverage features, aggressive claims handling, and educational resources. In addition, members insured with The Doctors Company are eligible for the Tribute® Plan, which rewards physicians for their loyalty to The Doctors Company and to the practice of good medicine. For more information, visit www.thedoctors.com/tribute.
Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern health care, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for more than 31,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy, and research. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists can contribute to decreased patient lengths of stay, reductions in hospital costs and readmission rates, and increased patient satisfaction.
About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability with nearly 55,000 member physicians, $4 billion in assets, an A rating by Fitch Ratings, and an A- rating by A.M. Best Company.
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