Aug 21 2017
08:21 am

From an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel by a physician, an attorney for the Tennessee Medical Association, and the VP of the Tennessee Medical Association.

favorable medical liability climates
Tennessee Medical Association led the charge on reforms that significantly reduced frivolous lawsuits and keep a lid on liability insurance premiums and speculative payouts, while keeping physicians accountable for legitimate healthcare injuries and quality of care.

Frivolous lawsuits?

Accountable Care Organizations
groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.

As defined by the Federal government?

Patient-centered medical homes
TennCare’s three health plans launched a statewide aligned Patient-Centered Medical Homes program with 29 organizations on January 1, 2017.

More federal funds?

The Healthcare Provider Stability Act holds insurance companies accountable to the network contracts they sign with healthcare providers and limits arbitrary, one-sided rate reductions.
A 2016 report from the National Safety Council listed Tennessee as one of just four states “making progress” in the fight against prescription drug abuse,

Those two sound pretty good.

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33 states have tort reform.

33 states have tort reform. Not all that innovative. But apparently we're proud of limiting people's ability to get justice in our courts.

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