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Could not find a recent EM specific post so here goes. What states seem to be the best and worst for EM? Specificially, medicolegal, malpractice, reimbursment and anything else. Personally, the states i'm most intersted in are iowa, illinois, colorado and florida. I'm intersted to hear what people have to say.
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Do you mean for residency, or for being an attending? Also, are you talking more about community practice, or opportunities in academics?
 

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Do you mean for residency, or for being an attending? Also, are you talking more about community practice, or opportunities in academics?


He stated specifically about reimbursement and malpractice, so I would assume he's thinking about the best states to practice in as an attending.

Reimbursement
- Texas
- Midwest states
- Georgia
- Alabama

Malpractice
- Texas
- California
- Indiana
 
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GV... I love your new avatar. :)
 

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I am interested specifically in after residency in non-academic setting. Thanks for the feedback.
 

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Georgia is also one of the better states to practice for malpractice reasons. A $300,000 non-economic limit on awards, "peer experts" (meaning no orthopod or neurologist can testify against you - only EM physicians can state what is considered standard of care), and several other clauses make it a great state to practice.
 

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Try checking out the ACEP report card. It has a state by state break down that will give you a basic idea about the medicolegal environment. It can def give you a starting point before you try looking up laws state by state.
 

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He stated specifically about reimbursement and malpractice, so I would assume he's thinking about the best states to practice in as an attending.

Reimbursement
- Texas
- Midwest states
- Georgia
- Alabama

Malpractice
- Texas
- California
- Indiana
Movin' to Texas!
 

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Malpractice sucks here in arizona but the reimbursement is def not too shabby.
 
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Try checking out the ACEP report card. It has a state by state break down that will give you a basic idea about the medicolegal environment. It can def give you a starting point before you try looking up laws state by state.
Bump.

I found this interesting - including access, liability and public health ratings per state.

Any other interesting sources like this?
 

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Washington state is decent too I think.
North Carolina is pretty good as well
Florida is still at the bottom I believe
 

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Necrobump city. But hey; we all need a good necrobump now and again.

Florida is terrible in terms of malpractice. There are no cap limits on anything. Our terrible state government has deemed them "unconstitutional".

However; Florida is tops in terms of asset protection. You can sue us, sure; but good luck getting blood from the turnip. There's a reason why all the old money from the northeast finds it way down here to places like "West Palm" and "Boca [whatever, there's twelve bocas, take your pick]"
 
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