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PIAA Capitol Hill Day 2016

PIAA played host to member company physician leaders and legislative professionals from across the country during its 2016 medical professional liability insurance industry Capitol Hill Day on May 11. Participants met with congressional leaders to educate them on key legislative and policy issues including the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act, telemedicine liability, and federal tort reform. “We’ve brought leaders from the MPL community together in the nation’s capital so they can take their message directly to their congressional lawmakers,” said PIAA President and CEO Brian K. Atchinson.


From left to right: Sherie Edwards, SVMIC, Representative Diane Black (R-TN-6th), and Paul McNabb, MD, SVMIC. Maryanne Bombaugh, MD, Coverys, Representative Bill Keating (D-MA-9th), Erwin Stuebner, Jr., MD and Erin Brennan Bagley, Coverys.

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PIAA Legislative Victory—Standard of Care Protection Act Signed Into Law!

“PIAA, in conjunction with its members, worked tirelessly to negotiate language to be included in the Sustainable Growth Rate replacement legislation that would protect healthcare professionals from the misuse of federal reimbursement and other guidelines.”


Gloria H. Everett 
Chair, PIAA Board of Directors 
President and CEO, The Mutual RRG

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Included in this legislation is the Standard of Care Protection Act, one of PIAA’s highest legislative priorities in recent years. Enactment of this law culminates a long-term effort (more than five years) by PIAA to protect healthcare professionals from the potential abuse of federal healthcare metrics. Specifically, the new law prevents the use of federal healthcare rules and guidelines for proving, or disproving, allegations of negligence in a medical professional or medical product liability claim.

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