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The American College of Cardiology has a partnership that will help you save money on your medical liability coverage. ACC members are saving nearly $2 million in premiums.* Are you ready to join them?

The ACC exclusively endorses The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company offers ACC members a unique combination of coverage features, aggressive claims defense, superior protection, and unrivaled rewards, including the Tribute® Plan, a groundbreaking financial benefit that rewards members for their loyalty and commitment to outstanding patient care.

  Learn More About ACC Member-Exclusive Savings
  Learn More About ACC Member-Exclusive Savings

As an ACC member, you already have the reputation of being committed to only the highest standards of cardiovascular care. As a result, you are eligible to SAVE on your coverage through our partnership with The Doctors Company:

  • Program discount of five percent for qualified ACC members with a favorable claims history
  • Claims-free credit of up to 25 percent for eligible members
  • Additional premium savings of up to 10 percent by participating in two of the following programs: 
    • Maintaining board certification
    • Participating in the PINNACLE Registry®
    • Completing the Patient Safety & Risk Management Self-Assessment Program, providing 12 CME credits

Click the button above to get a no-obligation quote today!

 
  Videos
  Videos
  Why Cardiologists Get Sued
  Why Cardiologists Get Sued

Why do cardiologists get sued, and how do heart patients get injured? A study of 429 closed cardiology malpractice claims by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, revealed the most common patient allegations in these claims and the most common factors that contribute to patient injury. The goal of the study was to alert physicians and patients to the most common risks and areas for improved patient safety.

  A Physician’s Reputation: Online and Off
  A Physician’s Reputation: Online and Off

A physician’s online reputation is just as vital as a physician’s reputation in the community, according to Kevin Pho, MD, of KevinMD.com, social media’s leading physician voice. In this era of transparency—when any patient can go online to research a doctor—it is more important than ever for doctors to proactively manage their online reputation. Patients often use the Internet to find information about a doctor, typically by Googling the doctor’s name. The search results can point the patient to physician-rating sites, which may have negative comments about the doctor. That’s why it’s important for doctors to establish and maintain an online presence that patients will find when searching.

  Physician Branding on Social Media
  Physician Branding on Social Media

Physicians can brand themselves on social media using a “hub and spoke strategy,” says Kevin Pho, MD, of KevinMD.com, social media’s leading physician voice. A doctor should first create a central hub, such as a blog or website. It is important to not create the hub on a third-party platform, because, in the future, the look of the platform could change or the platform could be removed altogether. Doctors should then create the spokes: social media outposts where they can engage with patients. It is important to keep the branding consistent across these platforms by using the same logo, slogan, and headshot.

  Case Studies: Healthcare Data Breach Risks
  Case Studies: Healthcare Data Breach Risks

The healthcare industry suffers more data breaches than any other business segment—a total of 51 percent of all breaches. This video presents an overview of the cybersecurity threats facing healthcare organizations and what they can do to mitigate their risk.

  Dr. Wachter and Digital Medicine (Video Series)
  Dr. Wachter and Digital Medicine (Video Series)

The future of medicine includes digitization, improved electronic health records (EHRs) with increased access, personalized medicine, artificial intelligence, and interoperability. With the healthcare industry in the midst of a digital transformation, physicians and other healthcare professionals are faced with the challenges of improving quality, safety, patient experience, access, and efficiency.

To learn more about healthcare in the digital age, visit www.thedoctors.com/digitalmedicine.

  The Doctors Company is Taking the Mal out of Malpractice
  The Doctors Company is Taking the Mal out of Malpractice

The Doctors Company has always been guided by a fundamental belief: that the practice of good medicine should be advanced, protected, and rewarded in every way. Today, as healthcare continues to undergo unprecedented change, it’s more important than ever to be a strong, trusted partner to help healthcare providers focus on what they do best—delivering care.

 
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*$2 million savings is based on ACC member premiums 1/1/12 through 12/31/15. Individual savings may vary depending on underwriting.

** For domestic use only – excluding CA, DC, MA, NJ, NV, NY, OR, and GU