Communications

Through our articles, resources and multiple communications CMS offers ongoing educational services to its members and their practices.

The risk of getting sued and the value of that lawsuit are both at serious risk of exploding in 2019. An attack by lawyers that sue physicians and hospitals will come on votes to raise the value of Colorado’s non-economic damage cap. If these efforts are successful, they will likely mean more lawsuits and higher liability premiums for all Colorado physicians. Disturbances to the stability and continuity of these highly sensitive processes can compromise proven patient safety measures, spike health care costs, and subsequently restrict the supply and distribution of physicians in high-risk practices, exacerbating provider shortage areas of our state.

CMS advocacy in this area aims to promote the safety of patients while maintaining or improving the professional liability climate, led by the work of the CMS Work Group on Professional Review-Medical Practice Act Sunset.