Neurosurgery Urges New York to Lower Medical Liability Premiums
On Feb. 25, the AANS and the CNS joined other health care organizations in sending a letter to New York legislators urging them to lower medical liability insurance premiums and litigation costs as outlined in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s FY 2022 New York State Executive Budget proposal. Tying the rate of judgment interest to the market rate would reduce medical liability costs and ensure that unnecessarily high interest rates do not punish physicians should they choose to utilize their right to appeal.
Additionally, on March 23, the neurosurgical societies joined the Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) in a letter to Gov. Cuomo voicing strong opposition to Assembly Bill A3397. This bill would repeal the Emergency or Disaster Treatment Protection Act, which protects health care facilities and professionals from liability that may result from treating individuals with COVID-19.
Click here to read the HCLA letter urging Gov. Cuomo to veto the bill.