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State: Indiana
Subject Matter: Indiana Med-Mal Proposed Legislation
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Comments:

The bill , attached, is a Senate bill and is set for
hearing on January 27th.  Our legislative services group is on
board with some other groups developing some potential talking points and
thoughts on this legislation.  We may be reaching out for additional input
as we move forward.

In a nutshell, the legislation proposes:

– increase the overall Med Mal cap
from $1.25M up to $1.65M

-increase the provider contribution
from $250K up to $450K ($337.5K with an annuity)

-increase the amount in controversy
limit in order to by-pass the PCF from $50,000 to $75,000

Of course, this would increase the number of files that we
will actively be managing, and resultant expenses, as the new provider limit
would account for the great majority of our cases.

Also, no specifics as to how this would impact/increase the
surcharge calculation.

More to come on this, but I wanted to make you aware of it.

 


Document Author: Han Koehler
Firm/Company: Kindred Healthcare
Document Date: March 2015
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