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Discussion in 'Sleep Medicine' started by Chonal Atresia, 02.20.10.

  1. Chonal Atresia

    Chonal Atresia

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    Anybody have a "ballpark" figure for the cost of malpractice insurance for a board-certified sleep doc contracted out by a private sleep lab (not affiliated with a hospital)? I would only be reading studies as well as performing patient consultations (i.e. I would NOT be the medical director). The job is in North Carolina and I am dual board-certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine but would be performing no otolaryngology and need no coverage for this (this is a potential moonlighting opportunity separate from my government job for which I'm already covered). I would want the standard $1,000,000/$3,000,000 tail policy, right? Also, any idea where I could get info on an insurance policy?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. michaelrack

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    A friend and colleague sent me this message about 1.5 years ago:

    "We just found a malpractice insurance plan strictly for sleep medicine...they also cover the DME. This is pretty unusual.

    I wanted to share the name if your interested. It cut my malpractice by 6k/year plus it covers my DME activity.


    Anyway, feel free to pass it on

    Cailor Fleming Insurance

    800-796-8495

    Agent: Don Foley"
  3. Chonal Atresia

    Chonal Atresia

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    Thanks for the info - I'll be sure to check it out.
  4. Manicsleep

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    Dr. Rack,

    How has your experience been? Are you still using them and are they a national chain? Your drop of 6k was from internal medicine coverage right?

    Thanks for any advice.
  5. michaelrack

    michaelrack All In at the wrong time SDN Advisor

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    sorry, I have no experience with them. I use Medical Assurance company of Mississippi (who I highly recommend to those who practice medicine in MS).

    I am currently living in Memphis TN, but only practice medicine in MS. If I start to practice in Memphis, I will have to look further into that company
  6. Manicsleep

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    Thanks, I misunderstood what you had written. I thought you had signed on with them as well.

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