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Medical malpractice rates expected to rise as healthcare providers keep consolidating
Modern Healthcare

While macroeconomic conditions reduced consumer health care utilization and state-level tort reforms have held earned rates and direct written premium pricing for medical professional liability coverage at year-over-year decreases between 0% and 5%, those trends could be on the verge of reversing themselves.

That’s according to a presentation by managers with New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s 2012 conference in National Harbor, Md.